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art crimes ADMIN March 5, 2012
GLOBAL RAINBOW 2012 UK
See the Rainbow:
29.02.12 – 04.03.12 North Tyneside
08.03.12 – 11.03.12 Preston, Lancashire
14.03.12 – 17.03.12 Newtownards / Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland
Global Rainbow is a large scale, spectacular outdoor laser projection created by the artist, Yvette Mattern. It consists of seven parallel beams of high specification laser light, representing the spectrum of the traditional seven colours of the rainbow, and is designed to be projected across large open sites,...

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We would like people to post up their images and short videos for the Global Rainbow UK and it will be useful if you add a comment which explains the context of the photograph.. Yvette will chose a winning image and the winner will win a large scale high quality print version of this as their prize. You must tag your photos with the name of the place where you took them please, also use the tag globalrainbowuk. There will be prizes awarded regionally as well so it's important to have the location tag.

Global Rainbow is a large scale, spectacular outdoor laser projection created by the artist, Yvette Mattern. It consists of seven parallel beams of high specification laser light, representing the spectrum of the traditional seven colours of the rainbow, and is designed to be projected across large open sites, particularly densely populated areas. With the projection, the artist intends to encompass geographical and social diversity in its reach and symbolise hope. Presented by amino for the first time in the UK Global Rainbow opens the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad year in three regions of the UK: north east and north west England, and Northern Ireland.

Starting on leap day, 29 February, the UK premiere of this stunning artwork takes place over five nights against the backdrop of the North Tyneside coastline.

From 8 March, International Women's Day, the rainbow is being projected over the city of Preston for four nights. Here, it launches We Play Challenge, the north west's Cultural Olympiad public participation programme, culminating in a grand 2012 finale as part of the Preston Guild festival. Dating back to 1179, this is England's oldest festival and takes place once every 20 years.

Starting on 14 March and ending on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, the rainbow is being projected from the base of the landmark site of Scrabo Tower. For four nights, it passes over Newtownards, from where it follows the picturesque eastern shore of Strangford Lough and on, over the Ards Peninsula.


Global Rainbow forms part of the Cultural Olympiad.

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  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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