Seeing music, hearing colour
7 MAY – 4 JUNE 2022 (Panorama)
Seeing Music, Hearing Colour is a new interactive multimedia exhibition from Barnsley based composer Helen Madden and artist Chiomah Akanwa Dey.
The exhibition explores the experience of musicians / artists with a certain type of synaesthesia called Chromesthesia (when one sense comes through as another and quite often a person will hear music as colour and vice versa) alongside non synaesthetes, who may associate a certain colour or texture with a particular sound or pitch.
The exhibition will follow the journey of an initial artwork transformed into a piece of music by Helen Madden. Workshops with Barnsley based community groups then follow, with participants creating art in response to music, and composing their own music to interpret their art.
BRING YOUR HEADPHONES! Each art work will be displayed with a QR code enabling you to hear recordings of all compositions and musical responses whilst observing the corresponding artwork.
If you would like to hear the music performed live there will be an exhibition opening event on Sunday May 8th. There will be live musical performances of all art work and chance to chat to the composer, artists and musicians.
OILY CART: SOUND SYMPHONY
21 JUNE | 10.30am & 1.30pm
Sound Symphony is a new, highly interactive, sensory performance made especially for young audiences on the autistic spectrum. The performance is a playful journey through music, sound and silence. The show provides a sensory rich environment, weaving together live classical instruments, singing and weird and wonderful sounds.
This show is for everyone and in particular those with the most complex needs, who may find even a relaxed performance artistically inaccessible.
This will be a Relaxed Performance. You can read more about what that means by clicking here.
Diana Terry: LANDMARKS
28 MAY – 26 JUNE 2022 (Gallery)
Land Marks is a new exhibition from artist Diana Terry. The project is inspired by the local quarries and mines in West Yorkshire, drawing on stories of when these sites were part of primary industry created during the industrial revolution. She compares the physical scars on the natural landscape with their current rewilded state. It is this rewilding of quarries that fascinates Terry as she is keen to stimulate conversations on belonging, leading to a greater understanding of who we are and contributing to climate change debate; as some of these rewilded areas are once again under threat from further development.
Following two years of research, production and collaboration using painting, printmaking and sculpture, Terry has created a body of work demonstrating how returning to craft and physical making can inform our understanding of place. Terry is keen to engage with people from the local area and specifically her fellow deaf community. BSL and other interpretations will be available during the exhibition.
A SQUARE WORLD
SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2022
A Square World is an honest, touching and quirky story of three friends and what happens when an unexpected change leaves one of them left out in the cold. Together they decide to redefine the rules of the square world in which they live and soon discover their lives won’t be square ever again! This non-verbal story uses simple design and object manipulation to create an imaginative world where anything can happen.
This endearing and funny performance looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself.