With thanks to Salford’s Culture and Place Partnership.
Lightwaves 2022 invites you to explore a trail of dramatic light art installations that animate and transform the urban waterside environment around Salford Quays and MediaCity each winter.
Taking place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th December, visitors of all ages can enjoy illuminated works from established as well as emerging artists, local and national, bringing a variety of different pieces; thought-provoking, surprising and playful.
And as always Lightwaves is FREE – just turn up and enjoy!
Lightwaves Festival is part of the Quays Culture Programme, a partnership initiative with a mission to animate public spaces, bringing extraordinary art into the heart of the community for everyone to experience free of charge.
2022 Programme Highlights
By Matthew Rosier
This new audio-visual installation explores the role of the workers who built the Manchester Ship Canal .
Image © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Once We Were Water
A digitally recreated river appears to flow over a bridge, reacting to the movement of people
Our Beating Heart
By Studio Vertigo
Dancing lights are conjured by this heart-shaped mirror ball transforming the surrounding spaces
Garden of the Deep
By Diane Watson
An unnatural garden of 1000 flowers created from discarded plastic bottles
By FloLux (Flora Litchfield)
Watch laser beams dance above one of Salford Quays’ waterways bring it to life with light and sound.
Meet the interactive light and sound installation NORMAN - an old school ‘smart’ screen but with attitude
By Anne Bennett
Gaze at hundreds of handmade illuminated butterflies high in the night sky
By Backstage Academy (Jason Phillips, Josh Warnes, Blake Brown)
Discover the kin you never knew you had, a point of connection between us all.
By Paul Miller in collaboration with The University of Salford
Taking us from the microscopic to the infinite vastness of the universe: an immersive installation of video, sound and projection-mapped sculpture.
By Emma Denby and Gemma Wood
Connections playfully explores how we connect to each other and the world around us on social media
By Liz West
Through No.4 is a permanent artwork at MediaCity consisting of a six-metre long triangular corridor of light and colour
By Walk The Plank
Outdoor art pioneers, Walk The Plank will be creating a series of spectacular light sculptures called Roost, in a dedicated area of the MediaCity garden.