Public Art Illuminates Durham, England

November 18, 2011  |   News,   World
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Through November 20, 2011: The City of Durham’s buildings and bridges will be turned into illuminated works of art over the next four days as part of the city’s Lumiere festival of light. Durham’s parks, gardens, riverbanks and rooftops will  be lit. Art by more than 30 local, British and international artists will be scattered across the city. Artists are working with light in every conceivable way  — including dramatic installations, vast animated projections and human rivers of light.

Artists Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, Claire Fontaine and Tim Etchells have created a series of “neons” that will be placed around the city.  

A Durham County Council leader said: “This historic city will provide a stunning backdrop for a spectacular event and we will see how culture can bring people together and, just as importantly, bring major financial benefits to the local economy.”