Michael Fairfax is a Somerset-based artist, largely involved with public art throughout Britain and around the world. He will transform the main gallery at THG by stringing piano wires across the gallery space creating an installation, which can be played (plucked or bowed) and then recorded by visitors.
Michael explained “Visitors will be able to listen to the sound produced by placing wooden listening devices against the walls as the strings are plucked or bowed. They will also hear a quieter acoustic sound in the rooms. People will be asked to record themselves and other people playing and send me sound files, which I will collate into a CD for the second phase of the exhibition”.
Upstairs, interpretations of ‘lines’ on paper created by 65 artists from an open call out will be included in a book work alongside a room of artist Louise Baker’s own lines on paper. There will be 1,000 pen and ink observations based on her sketches made on a variety of journeys.
Part II of this exhibition (23 May-20 June 2015) will feature the community response to the work of Michael Fairfax and Louise Baker, created by visitors, schools and groups.
Drop Me A Line – Part I (28 March – 16 May 2015)
Free admission but donations welcomed. All donations help to support the THG learning and exhibition programme.
About THG : Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is set in a Georgian town house, the former home and studio of artist Thelma Hulbert. The gallery features an acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions, alongside a permanent collection of Thelma Hulbert’s work.
Based in Honiton, this award-winning public gallery is run by East Devon District Council and is supported by the Arts Council England. THG has been recognized through The Marsh Award for Gallery Education for its exceptional learning programme of workshops and activities for the community.
In addition to the galleries are a Learning Room with art & craft materials for children, a shop and a refreshments area.
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