This contemporary art event featuring light installations and large-scale projections on some of Bath’s most iconic buildings has received over £80,000 in funding.
Illuminate 2015 will take place from 3 to 10 January 2015 and is in partnership with Arts Council England, and Bath & North East Somerset Council.
The event has been sponsored by The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and the Creative Sparks programme is sponsored by Nicolas Pearson Associates.
The last Illuminate event attracted over 45,000 visitors to Bath, both local people and international tourists. The 2015 event promises to be bigger, better and include the works of a number of internationally acclaimed artists.
Senior Lecturer in Interactive Art and Design at Bath Spa University and Creative Director of Illuminate 2015 Anthony Head said: “It’s amazing to have the funding to create our most ambitious festival ever, and we’re very grateful to our funders and sponsors. As a result, Illuminate 2015 will be twice as long with double the number projects and take place across a wider area of Bath than the 2012 event.
“Illuminate 2015 is intended to demonstrate participatory and engaging public art, suitable for people of all ages. By including the work of international artists as well as graduates and students of Bath Spa University we are able to turn the streets of the centre of Bath, from the Holburne Museum to the Roman Baths, into a contemporary art venue, raising aspirations for our students and providing a free cultural event for the public.”
Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, added: “This project is an outstanding example of how public art can capture the imagination and engage a whole community. Our ambition is to support great art and culture for everyone and Illuminate 2015 gives regional and international artists a truly unique platform to intrigue and enthrall huge audiences, especially young people and their families. We are delighted to have been able to support it through our National Lottery funded Grants for the arts scheme.”
Any businesses or individuals who would like to support this event can find out more contacting Bath Spa University Head of Development & Campaigns, Marnie Whiting at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01225 876100.