PLACE_MENT – City Space exhibition
Press Release: 05/10/2011
From Saturday 8 October until Sunday 13 November City Space at the Winchester Discovery Centre will be showing work by local artist Tina Bird Wallbridge along with maps and artefacts all focusing on the idea of ‘place’.
The exhibition explores the reading and measuring of place both from a scientific and an artistic perspective. Exploring themes such as identity and memory, narrative, pattern, colour and form, making-places, and the biography and archaeology of place, it invites the visitor to consider their own identity of a ‘sense of place’.
Tina says of her work, “My paintings explore the links between our perceived identity and the places that have meaning to us, they express visually a sense of who we are through where we feel we belong. In the past my paintings have been referred to as a portrait, not of a person but of their place”.
The exhibition includes artefacts, historic maps and images from Winchester City Council Museums collections, HCC Arts and Museums Service and Architecture Services. Material from the excavations on the site of the Library in 2006 is displayed in public for the first time along with work by students from the School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth where Tina is a Senior Lecturer.
Cllr. Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport for Winchester City Council said “The architecture and history of Winchester make it a wonderful place to live and work and bringing together Tina’s paintings with objects and maps from the collections will give visitors to City Space an opportunity to reflect on their relationship with the City and the ‘place’ they call home”.
On Wednesday 26 October there will be an opportunity for families to drop in to City Space and make their own contribution to our Map Wall. This is a free event with all materials provided and is an activity suitable for children aged 6 and over. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Watch out for ‘LOOKING FOR FINDS- a walk between two buildings’ from Friday 28 October to Sunday 6 November. This creates an ‘exhibition route’ linking exhibitions taking place in two venues, the Theatre Royal and the Discovery Centre with shared themes of mapping, archaeology and drawing. Opening hours for the individual venues apply.
The exhibition PLACE_MENT opens on Saturday 8 October and runs until Sunday 13th November.
City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm
Admission is free.