Following the success of Hazel Evans’ début solo exhibition, The Monochronium in October 2011, as Lighthouse’s first ever Resident Visual Artist, Hazel now takes us further into the experience of her art practice with Adventures Into The Monochronium at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from Saturday 26th May – Saturday 28th July.
Adventures Into The Monochronium is set to be an extraordinary creative experience that will lead you into a multi sensory voyage into the surreal black and white world of Hazel’s mono world, which you will discover is actually very colourful!
Hazel’s intention for this dynamic exhibition is to invite the public to open the book to their imagination through stories, illustrations and music. Within a limited colour palette of black and white is revealed a diverse world of shapes and forms that take you on a beautiful journey through the ticking of time and over the travelling line!
Visitors will be able to journey into a Paper Forest made out of hundreds of strips of paper hung from the gallery ceiling and be invited to write their own poems and illustrations into the trees, visit the Ink Mountains and discover the journey of the glass pig and the Inky Professor in a live art performance with water, ink and glass. Also experience The Wardrobe Post Office where you can obtain a passports and tickets to The Kingdom of The Monochronium. Hazel also features the first few months of her 2012 project ‘Inspire 52′ where you will be able to see the development of this work since the beginning of the year as well as how it has influenced Hazel’s current exhibition and art practice.
You will also be able to watch Hazel and other artists create new works of art in her ever evolving developmental exhibition over six weeks. Hazel invites the public to visit at the beginning of the exhibition and then to return again after a few weeks to see how the space has grown and developed.
Hazel is featuring her collaborations with Illustrator and writer Hayley Potter MA RCA performing live explosive art with an entire wall of paper and ink, Silk Weaver Debby Kirby with woven illustrated pictures and artist books, and Musician Timo Peach from Momo Tempo with a soundtrack to accompany the entire exhibition and guide you through the gallery space. The centre piece for the exhibition will feature the collaboration with The Arts University Bournemouth’s Interior Architecture and Design course with ‘The Wardrobe Home’ created by third year student Leoni Bullcock and sponsored by Dorset Reclaim.
Art work will be on sale, including a new limited edition illustrated jewellery collection, originals and art prints, poetic pictures, exclusive art parcels, the exhibition CD soundtrack, art books as well as greetings cards and signed badges.
Things to look out for:
ñ Check the black board to see times of when Hazel and the artists will be working in The Monochronium, as well as times of live art performances.
ñ Sign up for a slot to work on The Bookshelf and be part of a new collaborative Bookshelf installation.
ñ Check the opening times for the Wardrobe Post Office to get your ticket or passport stamped.
Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
Saturday 26th May – Saturday 28th July
*Performance evening Friday 22nd June 6.30 – 8.30 with Hazel Evans and Momo Tempo
British Artist Hazel Evans became the inaugural Visual Artist at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, the largest arts centre outside of London situated in Poole Dorset, in 2010, where she has been developing her practice through observation and influence of the performing arts.
Recently Hazel has been producing a collection of dynamic black and white works that energetically communicate her fantastical style of art. She has been working closely with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and has developed a particular affinity for music and dance as a source of inspiration for her art. Recent works have been exploring the connection of music and performance to visual and live art, with current themes including, surrealism, fantasy, book art, stories and travel.
Hazel Evans graduated with BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art from Nottingham Trent University in 1997, specialising in visual and performance art. As part of her degree she spent four months studying at the University of Milwaukee in the USA, studying painting, creative writing and silver jewellery making. Before living in Dorset, Hazel Evans spent eight years living and working in France. Since coming back to England four years ago, Hazel has been re-establishing herself on the British arts scene in the South West of England through her work as a visual artist, artist collaborator and arts coordinator including commissions from Sky television’s Animal Planet, Sting in the Tale festival of stories, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Born Free foundations ‘Pride in Bournemouth’ with Landrover UK.