Exhibition

Luminary by Ron Haselden

9 Apr 2016 – 29 May 2016

Event times

9 April - 6 May: Weds-Sat, 12-5pm, Sundays and Bank Holiday (2 May), 2-5pm
7 May - 29 May: Daily, 12-7pm
Late night opening until 10pm - 12 & 26 May

Cost of entry

The exhibition is free but we welcome donations.

Fabrica

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Luminary by Ron Haselden is a series of beautiful LED light drawings co-commissioned with Brighton Festival 2016 for Fabrica's unique space.

About

The exhibition at Fabrica, developed from drawings by older people, combines two ideas in one: literally that the artwork itself emits light, and metaphorically that older people bring important knowledge and a longer perspective to the rest of society.

Luminary stems from the artist’s love of drawings produced by an ‘untutored hand’, and sketches by young children and older people have provided both the inspiration and material for the final works. Using LED light rope, the artist has transposed a selection of drawings to a larger scale, retaining and amplifying the power, spontaneity and uninhibited style of each original

Ron Haselden has been working with this technique for the past ten years - often choosing to work with the drawings of those who are the least visible and vocal in our society: young children, prisoners and now, older people. Luminary offers the singularity of an artist’s vision, yet sheds a genuine light on the perspectives of others.

As a septuagenarian, the artist finds himself reflecting a great deal on being older. 'Many older people do not find it easy to have their voice heard as contemporary life rushes on. The value of the older person, for the main part, slips too readily out of sight. I see the work as giving older people much more visibility, by presenting in quite a confrontational way, very large illuminated drawings in very public spaces'.

Exhibiting artists

Ron Haselden

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