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Tracing Light
About the artwork

Interactive light installationand Permanent Public Art. Commissioned by UCA, Crafts Study Centre and the Farnham Maltings.

Tracing Light is an interactive installation that lights up The Farnham Malting’s pedestrian bridge. As people walk across the bridge aripple of colour appears,creating a new colour scene on the bridge. Each day at sunset and dawn, this permanent interactive light installation plays a spectrum of colours to reflect the beautiful light changes of sunrise and sunset.

The work transformed a popular walking route over the River Wey using sustainable LED street lighting and is one of the first LED street light interactive art installations in the UK.

As part of the commission, a light trail ran between key cultural venues in Farnham. On the opening night over 150 people joined the light trail, which began at the Crafts Study Centre and culminated at the light bridge. On completing the light trail members of the public were invited to a light graffiti workshop to create their own light messages.


Farnham Creates, Surrey, UK, 2008.

What people said

Tracing Light is a creative installation improving the appearance of a sensitive site and engages with multiple audiences. The project has been a resounding success, quickly entering the growing body of work in the public realm in Farnham with an innovative distinction.
-Professor Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts

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