WONDERMENT - walklines

Young Gallery, Salisbury

01722 343275
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Saturday 09 May 2015 – Saturday 13 June 2015
Opening Event Saturday 9 May 2-4pm
Opening Hours: Monday 10- 7pm Tuesday 9 - 7pm Wednesday 9 - 5pm Thursday 9 - 5pm Friday 9 - 7pm Saturday 9 - 5pm Sunday Closed


Jon Adams - Artist Talk on Connecting
16th May 14:00 - 16:00

WONDERMENT - walklines has been a creative journey.  Linn O'Carroll, Artist in Residence at the Young Gallery took crime writer John Creasey's walking stick collection into the community. Inspiring haptic exploration, participation, connecting, creative collaboration, re-imagining and embedding approaches and exporing how we engage with objects in museums & galleries.

The walking sticks have toured schools, where she created pop-up cabins of curiosity, partnering with a local stickmaker on the project. New Hall hospital partook in the fun, Creasey's old family home, where staff and family were invited to know more about the man who has a ward named in his honour... Serendipitous moments have played an important part in this project. On a walk, she met a man who asked her about her work, she mentioned that we should be like Alice "curious and curioser" ...it turned out his mother worked for Alice Liddle... and he has been captured in Linn's sound archive and she has been given a dress...

Linn is a walking artist, her found objects or her 'finders/keepers' as she calls them feature prominantly. She has redefined the scientific table on a  Salisbury roundabout.  Captured sound archive and connective collaborating  are all archived in a 72 drawer 1950's library index cabinet which she spotted on her interview day.  I remember opening a drawer, handling objects, taking her back to the first experience of visiting the Pitt Rivers Museum this was the inspiration and her desire to capture 'a childlike sense of wonder' the USP of this residency and exhibition.

Their are many creative paths which have been walked, connecting on social media and digital platforms has opened up new inquirey and partnerships with South West artists.  Jon Adams, is one such artist and he will be leading a talk on 'Connecting' in its myriad forms...and how as artists we can embrace innovatitive approaches, risk taking and make imaginative leaps...

The journey has been mapped through a book which documents Linn's creative paths, the importance of empowering communities, seeding projects ground up and the sense of fun, play and capturing curiosity in the world around us.  There will be family drop in workshops during Half Term and Linn is working with local  6th form students from Salisbury College using her roundabout installation which is being reimagined in the gallery with all her 'finders/keepers' for drawing inspired workshop sessions - 'laying the ground'

C O N N E C T    www.linnocarroll.com 


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