In Pictures: Durham's Lumiere festival 2011

By Culture24 Reporter | 21 November 2011
A photo of a column of dark light against a pastoral backdrop
Thirty-five installations made by more than 30 British and international artists lit up Durham for creative company Artichoke's Lumiere festival during the weekend (until November 20 2011)© Matthew Andrews
A photo of a luminous purple sculpture with the words I love Durham shining in it underneath a cavern of blue lights
French artist Jaques Rival made the spectacular I Love Durham, invoking the city's position as a draw for tourists and a place with a dark industrial past
© Matthew Andrews
A photo of a blazing inferno ball on grassland surrounded by an ancient building
French fire alchemists Compagnie Carabosse contributed Spirit, an amazing installation inside Durham Cathedral and the surrounding grounds involving candles, threads, beacons and lanterns made from the vests traditionally worn by miners
© Matthew Andrews
A photo of a waterfall of white light shooting down from a bridge over a dark blue river at night
Canadian artist Peter Lewis joined forces with Morecambe-based engineering firm Water Sculptures for Splash, an illuminated curtain of water falling from the Kingsgate Footbridge across the River Wear
© Matthew Andrews
A photo of a sculpture of a man in white light looking over a river in the countryside
Cédric Le Borgne created Les Voyagers (The Travellers), perching eerily-lit figures atop buildings and gardens in a series of works inspired by influential filmmaker Wim Wenders' classic, Wings of Desire
© Matthew Andrews
A photo of a projected illumination of the Queen onto a cathedral under a night sky
Ross Ashton, Robert Ziegler and John Del' Nero returned with Son et Lumiere, an illumination which included images of the Lindisfarne Gospels and had proved a huge hit at the 2009 festival
© Matthew Andrews
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