A further Coronavirus update regarding the Human Machines tour schedule and changes to the exhibition.
Worcester Museum and Art Gallery have had to cancel exhibiting the Human Machines exhibition due to various coronavirus related issues and are sadly unable to accommodate it at a later date.
We have acquired some touch free buttons – similar to the type sometimes found on automatic exit doors – so as soon as the exhibition is allowed to re-open we will be modifying the operation plinths to hands free. This will make all the pieces except the Midlife Crisis Bagatelle, which works with a spring return lever mechanism, safe for the public to interact with.
So currently, as of May 20th, the exhibition is still sat in Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries and may end up being exhibited there for a little while when the lockdown restrictions are relaxed to allow galleries to open, it will then go to the venues below.
Sadly the Human Machines exhibition had to close in Dumfries a couple of weeks after opening due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The next scheduled venue was to be the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. This was supposed to be opening this weekend but has now been rescheduled for next year after Cartwright Hall.
The new opening date for Middlesbrough will be the 24th of April 2021, the closing date is yet to be finalised but will be between June 20th and July 17th, we’ll post a revised tour schedule once everything is confirmed.
Here is a picture of our Human Machines exhibition at darts in Doncaster, as I write this the show is at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, the fourth venue. The image shows one of the 2 metre high heads from Gaze n the foreground with Time of My Life behind.
Johnny and Amanda have been working on some new interactive pieces for their forthcoming Arts Council funded touring exhibition Human Machines which will open at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe this July and tour nationally for a couple of years (at least).Tour schedule to follow later but here are a couple of images of their Midlife Crisis Bagatelle to be going on with.
Johnny’s exhibition, Machinations, is now open at Farleys Farm, Muddles Green Sussex (the home of British Surrealism). The indoor exhibition is open until May 13th and the outdoor pieces will be there until the autumn.
Here is a snap of Having a Whale of a Time in the grounds, a video of the brand new whale actions will follow shortly on Johnny’s You Tube channel. The shoal of fish now wiggle actuated by the handle of our old coffee plunger and the spout and eyes are now powered by a hand cranked generator.
‘Nehctik’ an exhibition curated by UCA students. Based on the concept of ‘Kitchen Heterotopia’. Following in the footsteps of Martha Rosler’s ground-breaking Semiotics of the Kitchen. Nehctik turns the tables on the concept of the ‘heart of the home’ into a dishevelled post-party kitchen. Showing smorgasbord of artworks from contributing artists Alastair Peat, Johnny White, Eleanor Arnold, Beatrice Lee Knowles, Isaac Carnell-Mckean and performance written by Amelia Beavis Harrison.
Amanda and Johnny have been asked to exhibit, select and organise the curated exhibition at Wirksworth Festival in 2018 and are currently lining up artists to exhibit alongside themselves at the Parish Rooms, Church and around town. They plan to put together the most accessible and engaging show the town has seen for a while, so watch this space!