Last year 800 to 1000 people collaborated with the SLIGLOW team of artists for Sligo’s Culture Night , making SLIGLOW the Sunday Independant’s pick for Culture Night 2009! It was wonderful to hear from so many of you that you enjoyed that evening – so this year (2010) we’ve got a brand new challenge:  a team of artists and light writers will collaborate with people of all ages to “light write” (also called “light graffiti” or “light painting”). Using lights, glowsticks and movement we will all make pure light trails while cameras film them and then project each light work onto the city. Each creation will be unique – and a wonderful chance to light up Culture Night 2010.

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We’d like to say a special thanks to our generous sponsors: The Glasshouse, for this spectacular venue, Acorn Blue for their contribution to poster printing, DJGNET!C for the evening’s music, and to the Sligo Arts Service for our operating grant. See you there!


A site-specific, collaborative event will happen at the Glasshouse Hotel overlooking the Garavogue River. The event will take place on the View Bar level, and on the outside of the Glasshouse, facing the river at ground level; presented by artists Tinka Bechert, Lisa Vandegrift Davala and Vanya Lambrecht Ward, but created by YOU.

Inspired by the glass clad architecture, and its spectacular views over the city, this will be held as part of Culture Night Sligo, open to the public; encouraging families and children to participate in the creation of a site-specific work of art, in collaboration with a team of professional artists from the Sligo area.

The event will consist of drawing on glass; making slides to use in projections onto the glass; and using glow sticks (that can be bent and connected to each other) forming light sculptures; creating installations and imagery on the inside and outside of the massive windows that overlook the city. As the evening progresses, the inscribed, projected, and glowing works will be seen from around the city and reflected onto participants as well as the surrounding cityscape.

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This celebration of creativity in Sligo will also feature live music by Mood Indigo featuring Yvonne Cunningham on vocals and special guests.

Music and ART making kicks off at 7 pm. At 10 pm the venue’s lights go out for a final view of the light sculpture. It’s time to SLIGLOW !!!

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo, for their provision of the beautiful venue, and to Caitriona Cavanagh at the Glasshouse, who helped in so many ways to make this happen. Also sponsoring this event are Mood Indigo featuring Yvonne Cunningham, providing the fantastic live music during the evening and Acorn Blue Printing, providing the printing of our event posters. Thanks also to Easons in Sligo and McTiernans Mace in Ballygawley for materials donations. The presenters want give a special thanks to Justin Knecht for his digital magic and to the volunteer artists and facilitators who are supporting this event.

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