stick people


Invited to help orchestrate an orienteering race in the centre of Durham on 20 June 2015, I called on the help of various local orienteering groups (the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club, along with members of Cleveland Orienteering Klub, Durham University Orienteering Club and Newcastle & Tyneside Orienteers) and fellow artist Mick Stephenson to get 50 illuminated stick men running around the streets of Durham.

The Urban Light Score Race was an international event led by Spanish lighting designers Luisa Alvarez and Lara Elbaz and part of UNESCOs International Year of Light, which was set up to improve public and political understanding of the role of light in the modern world. Our simple, fun and instant illuminated graphic intervention goes some way to championing the power of creative lighting to inspire and capture imagination.

Along with the event in Durham, races also took place in countries across the world including Brazil, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.

Details of a photography competition ran in conjunction with the event can be found here.

You can find out more about the project here.

Images shown taken by Yaffa Phillips.