John Newling's The Noah Laboratory

30 Jan 2009 – 3 Mar 2009

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Open daily 10am - 4pm, last admission 3.45pm

The Collection

Lincoln, United Kingdom


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John Newling, The Noah Laboratory


John Newling was Artist in Residence at The Collection Studio from January — April 2008. For this exhibition he will be taking the work developed through its final production process as part of a unique gallery based installation. During the residency in Lincoln, Newling conducted and documented a series of transactions with members of the public in the High Street. These centred on a set of questions, and a number of gifted objects, reflecting on man's relationship to nature. Subsequent to the residency Newling has collected the images and his writings in a newspaper which will be distributed around Lincoln and Nottingham in January 2009. For his exhibition at The Collection Newling intends to create an installation which will turn pre-read copies of the paper to compost in the gallery, producing a unique soil which will then be added to The Collection's permanent collection of works of contemporary art.

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