Visit Blackpool

Light Art Trail

Nightly, 25 – 27 October. 6.30pm to 10pm. Some installations may be available from 18th October, these are marked with * below.

Work: Lancashire Moon
Artist: Hannah Fox
Location: The Wedding Chapel
Hannah Fox will digitally ‘map’ faces by photographing and filming people whilst they are seated. Alongside scores of other faces, she will use portrait map data to create movement and features for the ‘Lancashire Moon’.

The Blackpool moon is titled ‘Love’ and features in love couples from the Blackpool area, several of whom were married at the Wedding Chapel. Including the first ever bride at the Wedding Chapel Kelly Garrick, who along with couples Sally-Anne and JJ Roskell, Rachael and Chris Bennett, Mandy and Paul Weszka and Paul and Chris Morgan-Trumper; joined us on Saturday 14th July to be filmed for the animation process to create the Lancashire Moon.


Work: Museum of the Moon
Artist: Luke Jerram
Location: Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.


Work: Aura *
Artist: Ronan Devlin
A digital mirror reflecting audience motion and emotion.
The moving image work captures audience form and feelings with camera and biometric sense technology. Each participant’s movement and mood are relayed as a colour tone emitting body contour. The resulting radiant shapes, generated in real time, affect one another and are assimilated into the piece over time. The result is an emotional feedback loop between artwork and audience. 
Commissioned as part of SHINE, Light up the North emerging artists programme


Work: Elektronika K9 Walk *
Artist: Jane Webb

A transforming light installation of a boy walking his dog home. Created with recycled wires, from computer and electronic components, that are assimilated.  Jane creates illuminating humanoids that are made from recycled electronics, that have just been thrown out, adding to E Waste landfill. We need to look after our planet, as this is the next generations home.  
Commissioned as part of SHINE, Light up the North emerging artists programme


Work: Art Is Your Human Right *
Artist: Bob and Roberta Smith
Illuminated words hang at eye-catching locations around the town centre. Patrick Brill, aka Bob and Roberta Smith makes polemical artworks about the democratic importance of art and most recently campaigning for better art education.


Work: Cathedral of Mirrors *
Artist: Mads Christensen
12 towering columns of light respond to movement, creating an immersive environment. From LA based light artist Mads Christensen and commission by Quays Culture at MediaCity UK.


Work: Fluted Pylons *
Artist:  Jo Berry
Jo Berry has interpreted five fluted pylons with themes taken from the Illuminations original 1930’s collection


Work: Colour Curiosity *
Artist:  Megan Fell
This immersive experience uses colour and sound to stimulate the senses and invites you to relive your childhood playfulness and engage in a world of wonder and exploration. We encourage you to interact with the furniture, finding the colourful silly world inside the opened drawers. Suitable for children
Commissioned as part of SHINE, Light up the North emerging artists programme


Work: Mirror Stage *
Artist:  Gillian Hobson
A kaleidoscope of moving image, colour and light, this immersive installation plays with ideas of the homely and un-homely to consider what it means to be ‘at home’ in the 21st Century. Home as a site of identity and belonging is reimagined as a site and sight where the familiar becomes strange and the remembered and the known intersect and collide.
Commissioned as part of SHINE, Light up the North emerging artists programme


More art installations to be announced.