Exhibition - Elements, Artists in the Scientific Landscape - 31st July - 1st October 2021, Venue: Locomotion, Shildon
Innovation is no stranger to the NE, after all it is where the railway was born and electric lighting was conceived and where even now recent electrical technology encompasses paint to harness solar power and diamonds that can power satellites. Just two of the elements explored in preparation for this intriguing exhibition by Interface Arts which responds to innovation of the past, present and future within industry, architecture and art. As an explosion of ideas relating to materials and local resources linked to technology – ‘activity that forms and changes culture’, it engages with NE heritage and is inspired by science. Developments in glass production, gin distilling, interactive fabrics, observational astronomy, medical science and alternative fuel sources are presented in a diversity of media ranging from ceramics, drawing, glass, painting, printing to sculpture, jewellery and textiles, some of which are available for purchase.
After such a long break we are all looking forward to showcasing the work we have been doing during lockdown and are really looking forward to meeting everyone again. Please check the Locomotion website before you visit to check if you need to pre-book tickets for your visit.
During the lockdown members of Interface Arts too part in the Post Art 2020 event. Each artist produced a postcard for each of the other artists in the group and sent them by post. Each time a postcard arrived was a little cheer in what was otherwise a difficult time for many of us. The postcards have been photographed by Meryl and Eleanor and can be found on the Post Art 2020 website. Please click the link and check out the postcards we produced last year.