Friday, 13 May 2016

Liz West presents Our Colour Reflection at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Liz West 
Our Colour Reflection
14 May - 25 June 2016

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is delighted to present Our Colour Reflection, an ambitious new work by artist Liz West. The installation will transform the interior of the former St John’s Church building housing the gallery by using over 700 mirrors to reflect the gallery lighting into the roofspace, projecting colour up into the historic interior. Viewers will see themselves in the mirrored surfaces as they explore the space - creating a dialogue between viewer, artwork and architecture. 

Liz West creates installations that use light and colour to transform spaces, and people’s experience of them. She aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer, tapping into our deeply entrenched relationship with colour, and exploring how it can move viewers, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

Based in Manchester, Liz West studied at The Glasgow School of Art. Previous large-scale works have included Your Colour Perception, which had visitors returning to Manchester’s Federation House time and time again to witness the space saturated in colour, and her acclaimed installation An Additive Mix at the National Media Museum. Recent months have seen her shortlisted for the prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize, receiving a Bursary Award from the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and complete a major public-realm commission in the Spinningfields district of Manchester.

Our Colour Reflection has been made possible by funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Friday 13 May 2016 
Launch Event 7pm to 10pm  
Coinciding with the national Museums at Night event, Liz West and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre invite you to the launch of Our Colour Reflection. The event includes activities suitable for all ages, and include interventions by video and installation artist Gillian Hobson from 8.30pm. 

Saturday 25 May 2016 
Drop-in Family Workshop with Liz West 10am to 4pm
 Join artist Liz West to create a new temporary artwork in the gallery education room. Suitable for all ages. Children remain the responsibility parents/ carers at all times. 10am to 4pm, free, drop-in.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre 
Church Square
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TB 

Open Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 4pm
Free Entry 
Tel: 01724 297070 

About 20-21 Visual Arts Centre 20-21
 Visual Arts Centre is a North Lincolnshire Council cultural services venue and is supported by funding from Arts Council England as part of their National Portfolio of venue. Set in the neo-gothic former St John’s Church building just outside Scunthorpe town centre, the building hosts a busy café and shop and hosts a varied programme of contemporary art, design and craft exhibitions. Since opening in 2001 the gallery has received over 500,000 visitors. The building has recently undergone a £600,000 refurbishment.

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