Screenlight TUE 1 AUG 2017 - SAT 1 SEPT 2018


Screenlight - Micro-Commissions 

Call out for submissions

We are delighted to announce the return of our micro-commissions programme designed to showcase new work by artists using digital and moving image. Selected works will be presented via the venue's 55-inch monitor at Waterside in Sale, Trafford.

The programme consists of ten commissions over the course of a year. This is our second call out where we will invite a further three artists from among the submissions to show new, previously unexhibited work.

Please click here to read more details on how to submit. 

All entries must be sent by email to

The closing date for entries: 22 Jan '18

We hope you enjoy SCREENLIGHT 2017.

Modern Wonders, 2017

David Theobold

On until 20 November

‘Modern Wonders.’ operates on the cusp between the ‘real’ and the ‘virtual’.  3D printing is a technology that takes the ‘virtual’ and makes it ‘physical’ while ‘Modern Wonders’ effectively does the opposite, dragging this physical process back into the world of simulation from which it came. 

About the Artist

David Theobald is a video artist born in Worthing in 1965. He originally trained as a chemical engineer and then pursued a career in finance before deciding to change profession and dedicate himself to becoming a full-time artist, attaining an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths in 2008. 

Most recently, his main works have been computer animations structured from rendered objects, blending these together to create a familiar yet alien environment. Recent exhibitions include ‘Plymouth Contemporary’ at the KARST gallery, ‘The Mesh’ at the Watermans Art Centre, ‘Augmented Reality’ (on line) with Art Gene, ‘971 Horses and 4 Zebras’ with a screening at the Tate Modern and ‘Deepest Sympathy’ at Ikon, Birmingham.