Our galleries will stay open after-hours, offering you the chance to see both of our current exhibitions late into the night! Ryoichi Kurokawa's unfold visualises the birth of stars using real scientific data tranformed into stunning visuals with immersive sound and bass-shaking floors, whilst Mark Storor's The Simplicity of Truth (open from 12 May) is a beautiful exploration of contemporary masculitniy.
Alongside these exhibitions, there will be a range of free workshops and performances taking place around the building and spilling out onto Ropewalks Square.
For families, we recommend Star Lab, taking place in the foyer from 4pm - 7pm. Inspired by unfold, you are invited to contribute to real scientific research around star activity, learn about the different things you might see in the night sky and even create your own star! There's no need to book - just drop in any time!
For those interested in tech, from 7.30pm, Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal's Murmurate performance (FREE, booking required) invites you to become part of a smartphone orchestra in The Box. The swarm of tiny speakers will create a collection of overlapping sounds, giving you a unique spatial understanding of the sound scape.
Finally, SEE-SAW invite you to Space | Sound, an interactive, live drawing performance in response to unfold, Ryoichi Kurokawa’s installation. Exploring the relationship between sound and image, sound artist JC presents a newly composed, real-time score, sampling field recordings and textural looping. Artists Madeline Hall, Jon Barraclough and Thom Isom manipulate DIY drawing machines to generate new, live narratives. A drop-in workshop from 8pm will take place in the foyer, followed by a performace on Ropewalks Square from 10pm.
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