Explore art through sight and soundBy Hugh Fort
February 03, 2011
New exhibitions at South Hill Park will be an aural and visual treat. Hugh Fort is all ears
The borough’s art buffs can muse over a range of new work coming to South Hill Park in three new exhibitions.
The shows open on Saturday and run until Sunday, April 3, and photography features heavily.
The first exhibition is called The Triumph of Failure.
It is an international group exhibition featuring work by five “lens-based artists”: Martin Bardell, Hee Seung Chung, Sam Holden, Tess Hurrell and Jochen Klein.
In the exhibition, the artists explore the notion of failure as a conceptual springboard within contemporary photographic practice.
The international exhibition has travelled from Seoul in South Korea to reach Bracknell.
The second exhibition is a sound-based show.
To hear Simon Whetham’s Active Crossover show visitors will enter two acoustic chambers.
In the first they will hear a sound composition from Simon’s time as artist-in-residence in Tallinn, Estonia, and also sounds from Bristol, Brighton and Bracknell, charting the project’s journey.
The second chamber features pieces by artists Simon has worked with.
The third exhibition is the Parks and Countryside Competition 2010: Capturing Biodiversity in the Natural World. It showcases the talents of Bracknell’s amateur photographers who entered Bracknell Forest Council’s competition last year.
The photos included show the amazing diversity of wildlife in Bracknell Forest.
As well as the exhibitions, the centre, in Ringmead, Birch Hill, also plays host to the Live Art Season between Sunday, February 26, and Sunday, March 26.
The month of events allows artists to explore new territories and techniques and presents new works from a range of artists.
From Tuesday, February 28, the resident artists from the Rules and Regs organisation, Jo Bannon, Florence Peake and Melanie Wilson, will create a new live artwork.
The centre’s public gallery will be open during their residency and culminates in performances on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26.
- For details, visit www.southhillpark.org.uk.