The countdown begins

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The UK's largest light festival, LUMIERE, returns to blaze a trail through Durham this winter with more than 30 installations including works by Tracey Emin and David Batchelor.  The biennial festival was launched in 2009, and the inaugural event attracted some 75,000 visitors from near and far.  The full programme will be announced later in the year, but will include the huge sound and light piece Crown of Light which returns by popular demand, and many other installations of every scale and type, ...

European collaboration

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Science and art will be a theme for this year's festival, as three European artists each team up with a scientist to explore the scientific and aesthetic aspects of light. The collaborations are part of Lux Scientia, a major three-way trans-European artistic collaboration with light festivals in the medieval cities of Torun, Poland and Tallinn, Estonia.  The three artists - Simeon Nelson (UK), Dominik Lejman (Poland) and Leonardo Meigas (Estonia) - have each been commissioned to work with a scientist and create a work ...

Local artists are Brilliant

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

LUMIERE will include four pieces created by artists from the North East as part of Brilliant, an initiative funded by the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative and Northern Rock. The successful four projects were chosen from over sixty proposals and include works by local artists Bethan Maddocks and Verity Quinn who are working with former mining communities to recreate traditional pit banners using fibre-optic thread; local builder Mick Stephenson; Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook of product design agency, Deadgood; and The Global Curiosity Group, a collective led ...

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