Lighten Up 2 - light art projection mapping event to transform Southampton Guildhall Square

Image Credit: Paul Watts: PBWPIX, Lighten Up 2012

Southampton Guildhall Square

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Saturday 22 October 2016
7pm - 10pm

Showcase Gallery is proud to present an evening of outdoor live drawing and performances exploring the world of light art on a grand scale. For one night only this visually stunning event is on Saturday 22 October, in Southampton Guildhall Square from 7pm onwards.

Lighten Up 2 is part of the British Art Show 8 Fringe events.  Showcase Gallery has commissioned 3 local visual artists, Alys Scott Hawkins Joe Ross and Andreea Stan, to research and respond to the British Art Show 8 and turn the Southampton Guildhall and the Southampton Solent University building into giant canvases. Drawing live using iPads and Tagtool, a software that immediately projects imagery onto the building, the artists will also support local schools and youth clubs to perform on the night.

We will also be joined by the Mayflower Theatre with special performances from two youth dance projects organised in partnership with Rambert and ZooNation dance companies. 

Soco Music will be with us on the night providing live, ethereal tunes.

Lighten Up 2 is run in the community and for the community. In addition to performances by local schools and community groups, there will be open sessions, where anybody, no matter the level of artistic skill, can have a go at drawing with light on the Guildhall building.

‘It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light.’ (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Lighten Up 2 was kindly funded by the Arts Council England and the Southampton Cultural Development Trust.

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