10 days Winchester
- Creative Collisions
'Offering', Stephen Cooper and Alice Kettle, 2013. Image courtesy of the
artists. Photo: Dave Gibbons
Project: Art and Sacred Places was proud to be a curator and steering group
member for 10 days with special responsibility for Winchester Cathedral, working
with 47 artists from all disciplines on 30 amazing projects ranging from
installation to poetry, from body sculpture to sound, from dance to projection.
Visitors were invited to hear a rain choir in the crypt, see statues come alive
in the north transept, experience a silent conversation in the nave, see
sumptuous textiles in the Fisherman's Chapel, and take part in book-making
workshops and interactive performances. This is just a small selection of the
intriguing work on offer. See the website for more details>>.
10 days in 2013 was a series of innovative, enterprising and challenging
contemporary exhibitions, events and participatory projects across the
Winchester district which take their inspiration from the idea of 'collision' as
a means of opening a conversation, solving a problem, or sharing something new.
10 days was led by Artistic Director Trish Bould and a team of arts
professionals from across the city including Angela Peagram, Project Director of
Art and Sacred Places..
Comment: Arts Council spokesperson Jon Linstrum said: 'Winchester deserves its
reputation as an artistic centre and 10 days is going from strength to strength
giving local people and visitors experience of the very best creative practice
from across the district.' The Revd Canon Dr Roly Riem, Vice-Dean and Canon
Chancellor of Winchester Cathedral, "There is nothing wrong with a collision
under controlled conditions. On the contrary, when they are planned in a
creative spirit, with a sense that change is OK and that established views can
be challenged, then these encounters release enormous excitement and energy."
Caroline Hall, participating artist, "It was a great privilege and one that has
taught me a huge amount - particularly when it comes to working 'live' on a
project. I have been overwhelmed by the visitor response and also by the huge
interest shown by everyone in the Cathedral."
'Humble Bees', Jane Price. 'Watching Over You', Caroline Hall. 'Silent
Conversations', Belinda Mitchell and Eileen White. Photos: Dave Gibbons
Exhibition of '10 days Winchester Creative Collisions'
25th October to 3rd November 2013
in Winchester Cathedral and at Satellite venues across the city
Project funders and supporters: Supported using public funding by the National
Lottery through Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council, Winchester City
Council, Art and Sacred Places, the Universities of Winchester and Southampton