Helen Ottaway & Melanie Thompson, Bodies of Water

Image Credit: photo Lorna Rees

Silk Mill Gallery, The Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT

01373 467201

Thursday 25 October 2018
7.30 pm
Opening Hours: 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Admission Fee: £7.00
Tickets available on the door

Helen Ottaway and Melanie Thompson have been working across multiple arts disciplines all their professional lives.  They would like to share an evening with you where you will find yourself immersed in stories from their residencies located in two very different parts of the world.

Helen was sponsored by Inside Out Dorset to take part in the Sura Medura  International Artists Residency in Sri Lanka. She spent six weeks in Hikkaduwa on the South West coast of the island, collecting sea sounds, drawing music on the beach and creating music for a magical musical box. 

Melanie was invited to collaborate with Reflektion Teatre, Denmark and its director, Bjarne Sandborg.  She spent two years visiting and working in Aarhus, Denmark, creating two solo performances and a film about drowning.

Through film, sound installation, demonstration and specially prepared talks, Melanie and Helen will take you through the fascinating process of creating original site-specific work in response to Sri Lanka and Denmark. 

"These are artists whose work I find evocative and provocative, invariably engaging, entertaining and stimulating. Bodies of Water was an inspiring experience" (SB, arts writer, Bristol)

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