Around 1000 people turned out to watch Dundee centre transformed into a spectacle of light and and sound over the weekend.
As the finale of its 15oth anniversary celebrations, the McManus was used as a “canvas” for a dramatic video projection inspired by its collections on Saturday night.
The Drawn to Light installation was the work of contemporary artist Duncan Marquiss, with the musical backdrop provided by musician Jonnie Common.
Both the video and music will be added to the museum’s collections in order to add a 2017 touch to the archives.
Independent creative producer Siôn Parkinson, who put together the spectacle, said: “We had around 1000 people turn out on the night – we had been expecting more, but the cold understandably did put people off.
“It was still a good turnout considering the temperatures though.
“Over 3000 viewed the live stream, which provided a good alternative to being there in person. The end result was really worth all the work that went into planning this show.
“It took six months from start to finish and there were so many individuals involved behind the scenes – it was a very technically difficult event to produce.
“After such a dark week for culture in Dundee though, it was great to have something bright and dazzling. It showed what can happen when artists collaborate – any excuse to bring quality art to the city is a risk worth taking.”
Siôn, who was born in Dundee, returned to the city after a decade away and has organised Dundee’s Design Festival, as well as the McManus celebrations.
The team of artists worked with curators and staff at the McManus to put together the projection.
When composing his musical piece, Jonnie visited the museum out-of-hours to record the sounds of the building, as well as the frequencies of every gallery space, stairwell and corridor.