Allenheads Contemporary Arts – BEYOND

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21 July 2018 - 22 July 2018

10:30am – 5:30pm

Allenheads Contemporary Art presents a selection of work and live events from its ambitious project entitled BEYOND, in which over 30 regional and international artists have taken advantage of the North Pennines Observatory located in rural Allenheads to enjoy some of the best views in the country of stars, galaxies, meteor showers and the Milky Way.

21, 22 JULY MIDNIGHT EXPERIENCES (PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED)

COSMIC POND

Artist Sarah Sparkes and sound artist Ian Thompson present a chance to listen at night to the microcosms of pond life in the reservoir while watching the celestial life of the cosmos above, through the North Pennines Observatory telescope.

FAR FROM DAYLIGHT

Join artists Robbie Coleman and Jo Hodges in a live midnight experience where you will journey beyond the edges, surfaces and boundaries that contain us. Together you will be examining the faint traces and signals from over there that might lead us to new understandings of here.

22 JULY, 2PM – 5PM EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS AND LIVE EVENTS

COSMIC POND

Sparkes & Thompson’s sound and image installation merges cosmic events among the stars in the sky with microcosmic events among the lifeforms in the waters of ACA’s own reservoir.

FAR FROM DAYLIGHT

Robbie Coleman and Jo Hodges present installations based on the nocturnal experience of journeying beyond the edges, surfaces and boundaries that contain us.

THE ASTRONOMICAL SUBLIME

Robert Good will present a live event of spoken and written words, extracted from sources as diverse as scientific technical papers to personal conversations with astro-enthusiasts, to explore the use of language that attempts to describe, explain and wonder at the act of stargazing. Good’s event will also be inspired by all the artists working with ACA on the BEYOND project who will be presenting new work in ACA’ s Gallery including:

Henna Asikainen, Susan Eyre, Manpreet Kambo, Tom Beesley, Nicola Ellis, Jim Lloyd, Alexandra Hughes, Annie Carpenter, Katie Turnbull & Kit Macarthur, Daksha Patel, Phyllida Bluemel, Lucien Anderson & Tod Hanson.

Part of Great Northumberland 2018.


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