SPOIL HEAP: Exhibition Launch Event
2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 July, 2017
SPOIL HEAP is an exhibition that re-imagines, re-appropriates and re-positions archaeology and art. Experience a diverse collection of art pieces which range from installations that embody the henge to scanning technologies that investigate textural qualities of excavated matter. Immerse yourself in revived pagan rituals, reworked manual tools and contemporary artifacts that infiltrate and challenge historical conventions.
SPOIL HEAP follows these experiences and connections, bringing artists and archaeologists together to exhibit and exchange interdisciplinary processes such as flint knapping, meditation workshops, experimental film screenings and schools workshops.
SPOIL HEAP Launch day!
2.30pm & 6pm - talks & tours (ends 8pm)
Saturday 8th July
Museum admission is free for the launch events. Afterwards the exhibition will be open the following hours, and usual admission prices apply:
9th July – 3rd September 2017
Monday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Sundays - 12 noon to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)
In responding to Neolithic excavation experiences from Marden Henge, artists and archaeologists are brought together to exhibit and exchange interdisciplinary processes such as flint knapping, meditation workshops, experimental film screenings and schools workshops. This unique opportunity opens up lines of communication to explore new horizons within these collaborative methods. The exhibition will propose a series of fragmented narratives structured around a section of a trench–like form are a series of propositions: slow tv of a mindfulness walk, a fabricated burial, embellished objects and ephemeral site specific works. A present space which questions how site and experience are revisited and reimagined within the museum. Interactive 3d printed sculptures re-map a landscape: objects and boundaries labour and rest.
Please join us for our additional events during the course of the exhibition:
Marden Henge Open Day – Marden Henge SN10 3RH
Saturday 15th July 10am-4pm
Art Film Screenings – Wiltshire Museum
Saturday 29th July from 2-5pm
Saturday 2nd September from 12-4pm
RSVP : Lisa Brown, Curator, Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, DEVIZES, SN10 1NS
01380 727369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free entry to launch event