Outdoor

Window lighting project brings winter cheer to Glasgow

A woman running past windows illuminated with graphics
As the days get shorter and night comes earlier, 2020 Visions has populated empty spaces with light and ‘re-animated the Trongate neighbourhood with hope’, say the organisers.


AN INNOVATIVE urban project is using lighting to transform dark windows and bring some seasonal cheer to central Glasgow this winter.

In a series of scenes in nine sites around the Tron Theatre, street-level windows have been taken over with spectacular lighting installations inspired by the stories and ideas of local people.

As the days get shorter and night comes earlier, 2020 Visions has populated empty spaces with light and ‘re-animated the Trongate neighbourhood with hope’, say the organisers.
Under the creative concept and direction of lighting designer Nich Smith, the 2020 Visions project is ‘part promenade, part treasure hunt’. 

Visual artists Sekai Machache, Samuel Temple, and Saoirse Anis joined with the 2020 Visions team of theatre technicians, lighting designers, and set designers in the creative project which produced the curious and playful.

The creative team transformed ideas submitted by the public into temporary reality, working with local businesses and community interest companies to transform the streetscape.

The Glaswegian residents contributed to the project online and through social media by sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. 

The project was commissioned by Tron Theatre with funding by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.