To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

Nottingham Line of Light Art Installation

Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3AQ
Nottingham Line of Light Art Installation

About

‘Line of Light’, created by artist Jo Fairfax, projects five-word poems by writers including Byron, Lawrence and Ovid, as well as current Nottinghamshire residents, onto the underside of the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge over Station Street. Two sets of parallel lines, mirroring the tram tracks above, will light up and pulse whenever a tram goes overhead. Patterns of light will continue under the tram tracks to the canal, finishing with a projection of Nottingham lace. 

The poems will change every day for a year and will include suggestions or specially written works from other UNESCO Cities of Literature and over 100 members of the public.

“The inspiration for ‘Line of Light’ comes directly from Nottingham and the exact location was a significant influence on the overall design.  I also wanted to celebrate the wonderfully rich literary position that Nottingham holds."
JO FAIRFAX, ARTIST

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Old Market Square


    A focal point for residents and visitors, Old Market Square is where friends meet,...

    0 miles away
  2. Nottingham Council House


    It takes a building of some distinction to stand out in a city as rich in beautiful and...

    0 miles away
  3. Little John - the bell

    Listen to the chimes of Little John.

    0 miles away
  1. The Left Lion

    Beloved by locals as a famous ‘meeting place’, Nottingham’s Left Lion is one of two stone...

    0.05 miles away
  2. JM Barrie Plaque


    Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as...

    0.1 miles away
  3. Bromley House Library

    “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Marcus Tullus Cicero...

    0.12 miles away
  4. The Lost City Adventure Golf

    Start your epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf in The Cornerhouse!

    0.14 miles away
  5. Escapologic

    Thrills, suspense, mystery and horror await in our incredible rooms! Every locked door in...

    0.17 miles away
  6. Logiclock

    Logiclock is an entertaining puzzle-based live escape game, designed for small groups of...

    0.17 miles away
  7. Watson Fothergill Head Office

    Nottingham's leading architect Watson Fothergill has some magnificent buildings within...

    0.19 miles away
  8. Fun Station

    Fun Station is a vibrant family entertainment centre at The Cornerhouse, full of...

    0.19 miles away
  9. City of Caves

    Enter and explore a whole new world in the caves underneath Nottingham city and descend...

    0.21 miles away
  10. Adams & Page Building

    The Adams & Page Building dates back to 10th July 1855 and sits proudly as the largest...

    0.22 miles away
  11. Weekday Cross

    Weekday Cross, Nottingham

    0.22 miles away
Previous Next
Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss