Date(s) - 25/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Gwyn's Cafe and Pavilion
A riff on the pioneering films of the Children’s Film Fund producer and director Mary Field – particularly her early ‘Secrets of Nature’ series – Margaret Salmon’s Bird is a 6-minute moving image work aimed at general audiences with a focus on children. As much about observation and environment as education and spectatorship, Bird interacts with the design of Gwyn’s Café and Pavilion, a mostly glass-fronted building situated at the top of a hill, offering scenic views of Brooke Park below. Installed with adult and child-friendly headphones to experience Bird’s score by composer Matthew Herbert, this exhibition recognises the history of the site, formerly an orphanage financed by John Gwyn.
Artist Bio: Margaret Salmon works between Kent and New York. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. She won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006 and her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010.
Brooke Park Gate House
Saturday Opening times:
Saturday August 25th 10am – 5pm
Sat Sept 1st, 10am – 5pm
Sat Sept 8th, 10am – 5pm
Sat Sept 15th 10am – 5pm
Sat Sept 22nd 10am – 5pm