Tyger Tyger, burning bright

The Whitworth Art Gallery, in Manchester commissioned a fireworks display to mark the re-opening of the gallery after a 16 month refurbishment, and the start of an exhibition on William Blake.

Whitworth Gallery opening

Picture by Joel Goodman

The Whitworth has a unique collection of Blake’s work. Artist and poet, one of Blake’s best known poems is the apocryphal ‘The Tyger’.

The fireworks display was used as part of a creative piece, representing a shower of meteors in celebration of Blake.

Fireworks, such as those seen at the World Fireworks Championship, can provide ‘shock and awe’ but they can alo be used very subtly to communicate more complex ideas and themes.

And this is an earlier display at the Whitworth from 2013

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