Exhibition - Elements, Artists in the Scientific Landscape - August/September 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.