A Museums Worcestershire Project in June & July 2012
Press Release – 21 June 2012
Worcester’s Fourth Plinth Project
Next week an innovative artwork will be taking over a project space in the ex- Worcester library.
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is staying in their beautiful historic building even though the Library has moved to the brand new Hive. A temporary project space has been created in the ex-library space to highlight the strength of creativity and heritage in this area.
A whole variety of creative people will be taking up residence, one day at a time. Visitors to the project space will also be able to share their own opinions on the ex-library space and take part in some of the projects. The whole project can be viewed via live streaming, go to www.fourthplinthworcester.com.
The project launches on Monday 25 June and continues until Friday 20 July. The first week’s residencies are:
Launch Day Monday 25 June
Today, each participant has one hour on the plinth:
11am – 12noon
Worcestershire Film Festival
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Nathaniel Pitt & Bishop Perowne Students
2pm – 3pm
Alexandra G Gordon & Lynne Goodwin
3.30pm – 4.30pm
In residence Tuesday 26 June
digitaldialogues will use the plinth to draw attention to the changing face of communication; from the materialised to the de-materialised. We are producing a digital sculpture that is inspired by the book form, given the context in which the plinth is located.
In residence Wednesday 27 June
The Secrets of the Beverian Illuminati Revealed. Are those strange symbols sprayed by workmen on roads and pavements around Bevery in Worcester entirely innocent, or are they evidence of a sinister secret society?
In residence Thursday 28 June
Rachel A Blackwell
I am installing myself as a painter. Creating fluid, spontaneous and intuitive watercolour paintings on three easels set up in a triangle. I will work by continually circling the three easels allowing the paint to dry on one as I work on the next in the triangle.
In residence Friday 29 June
Quilos and the Windmill
Through sitewriting we are investigating the fourth plinth, creating a guide that tells of here and there, then and now, mapping the space as a place of experiences, daydreams,recollections and fantasy. Sitewriting is performed, recorded and drawn. It emerges from shared experiences in and of a space and place.
In residence Saturday 30 June
We are recreating Worcester by encouraging visitors of all ages and abilities to help us make period buildings out of card and place them on a map of what we have started to outline. We can be as artistic as possible so it’s up to the public on how they want their City to look!
For release 25 April 2012
Worcester’s Fourth Plinth Project
25 June – 20 July 2012
Contemporary artists will be taking over a project space in the ex- Worcester library, one day at a time!
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum will be staying in their beautiful historic building when the Library moves to the brand new Hive. A temporary project space is being created in the ex-library space to highlight the strength of creativity and heritage in this area.
From Monday 25 June to Friday 20 July, four plinths will adorn the space, with three using the museum collection to look back to the founding of the Worcester Museum and Library building more than 100 years ago.
The fourth – and biggest – plinth bring us to Worcester now. A whole variety of creative people will be taking up residence on this plinth in a project inspired by artist Anthony Gormley’s One and Other on the empty fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square.
Participants are being given complete freedom to share their creative ideas with visitors in whatever format they want. To take part, people sign up to be involved, then the successful participants will be chosen randomly a month before the project starts.
Philippa Tinsley, curator of the project says:
“We are so pleased to get the opportunity to take over the ex-library space to run this temporary project. I’m really looking forward to seeing what each participant brings to their starring moment on the plinth; I know that each day will be unique and reflect Worcester in a different way. We want to encourage everyone to be a part of this great creative event as a spectator, a contributor, a performer or a commentator.”
Visitors to the project space will also be able to share their own opinions on the ex-library space and its future use.
Sign ups to participate in the project open on May 1st at midnight, and close on May 19th. Visit http://www.fourthplinthworcester.com to find out more and sign up to take part.
Launch day photo call for press/media: Monday 25 June between 11am and 4pm at Worcester Library, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT; 01905 25371. Participants and museum staff will be present. Please contact us to confirm a time.