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Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton CA8 7HF

26 Aug 2022 - 11 Sep 2022

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

APERTURA by Ed Carter, Nicky Kirk and Tony Broomhead is an interactive sonic sculpture set in the picturesque setting of  Northumberland National Park’s, Walltown Country Park.

From Friday 26 August to Sunday 11 September visitors can experience a sound sculpture made up of 1900 copper wind chimes that creates an evolving soundscape the everchanging breeze.

Inspired by the World Heritage Site and the stunning landscapes of Northumberland National Park, APERTURA will frame, and provide a new viewpoint to this section of Hadrian’s Wall, inviting audiences to experience a constantly changing, interactive spectacle of shimmering light and sound.

The free to attend artwork funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority will encourage people to come together in a shared physical space in order to engage, celebrate and listen. At the heart of the project is the opportunity to engage with local, regional, national, and international audiences, opening conversations about Hadrian’s Wall as an inspiring cultural bridge, rather than a static geographical border. 

As part of the project the team is engaging with local communities to contribute to the artwork by designing their own sails, which will be added to each wind chime, bringing the piece to life. Public sessions will be advertised via the website and any groups that are interested in taking part can email info@hadrianswall1900.co.uk

They are offering drop in open workshops on the following dates:

Meet The Artist – Ed Carter and Amanda Drago will be at the following events:
Sunday 7th August 2022, 9.30am-3.30pm – Gilsland Agricultural Show, Triermain Farm, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DG.
Sunday 14th August 2002, 9.00am-2.30pm – Greenhead Farmers Market, Greenhead Village Hall, CA8 7JS
Thursday 18th August 10am-12pm, Room 2 upstairs, Mechanics Institute, Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 0AX