An exhibition by artist Lorna Carmen McNeill incorporating fibreoptic lighting is coming to the Langley Academy, Slough. Lorna’s installation pays homage to Slough astronomer based astronomer William Herschel, whose discoveries include identifying the planet Uranus and infra-red technology which has contributed to modern fibreoptics.
The project ‘Slough and the Universe: Art, Astrophysics and Iinspiring communities’ is funded by an Arts Council England’s Grant for the Arts. The project also includes a number of workshops for school students, local residents, including an Age UK choir, a group of emerging artists and the Slough business community. Workshops will be offered embraceing multiple disciplines including, science, art, maths, religioreligious education, philosophy, ecologyn and Museum Learning. These includes workshops for the Age UK choir and groups of emerging artists Workshop participants and groups will be invited to respond creatively to the themes of the exhibition through music, art, song, and dance and creative writing.
Lorna said “The The installation installation enacts the greater enthralling Journey of the Universe within which we all participate. It is a reminder that just as there are specific universal creative processes, they are continuously active inside all of us as well! We are literally made from the same chemical elements as stardust. We are stardust which has become conscious.”
Community groups, families, and emerging artists and individuals of all ages are encouraged to visit the exhibition at the Langley Academy.
The exhibition will be at:
1. The Langley Academy (19th – 30th September): There will be a special opportunity to visit the installation at a private viewing on Friday 30th September at the Langley Academy between 14:10 and 16:00. This will include a talk from the artist and an overview of the life of William Herschel and the context of the project.
To book go to Eventbrite http://tinyurl.com/j3spgpn
………………. . Access to the exhibition at other times will be by special request. Contact Jenny Blay email@example.com, Tel: 01753-214471
2. before moving to the Langley Academy Primary School (3rd-14th October),
3. Room 350 above . The exhibition will then transfer to Slough Business ParkAspire Centre (17th-26th October). Open evening – 20th October 4-8pm – for details and to book, contact Lorna: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07967 978821
The plan is then for the installation to be available to tour beyond Slough and the inspirational workshops to be developed for a wider group of people.
· The Langley Academy is the UK’s only Museum Learning school
· The Academy has a special focus on science and Museum Learning
· Students are actively engaged with museum objects and displays in the school’s atrium
· Information about the school can be found at www.langleyacademy.org or on TLA Museum Learning twitter @MuseumLearning
· Lorna Carmen McNeill is the current artist in residence at the school who specializes in fusing fine art with light and digital technologies,
· Information about Lorna and her work can be found at: www.lornacarmenmcneill.com or on the artists Twitter feed @lornacarmen