Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings and is accompanied by a six month events programme. The Coal Forest Art Trail features work by artists including Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells and Bethan Maddocks.
ArtAV Installed two of the key pieces at this exhibition, Song for Coal by Crowe & Rawlinson and Twilight avenger by Kelly Richardson.
Crowe & Rowlinsons Song For Coal explores the physical, cultural properties of coal and considers the Industrial Revolution as an ongoing process. Created within the image of a rose stain glass window, it almost looks like you are viewing the film through a kaleidoscope as each segment is filled with imagery of coal. For this installation we utilised the 4K capability of our BlackMagic HyperDeck Mini as the playback solution accompanied by our Epson EB-L1000U 4k laser projector. For the audio aspect of the installation we used two of our Genelec 8030 active speakers to provide crisp playback of the choral piece complimenting the visuals.
Kelly Richardson’s Twilight Avenger begins with a fairytale-worthy image of a misty, moonlit forest clearing inhabited by a majestic stag who emanates a luminous green vapour. Quietly grazing amidst the ambient chatter of other forest dwellers our protagonist occasionally rears his head, shifting his gaze towards us. For this installation playback was provided by a Brightsign HD1020 which seamlessly looped the artwork and was presented using one of our Panasonic PT-EZ570e projectors. Two Genelec 8030 active speakers provided the audio which provided the clear sound of the outdoors and forest.
It is great to be involved in an exhibition featuring such fantastic artworks and we are always happy to do installations at Woodhorn Museum as it is such an amazing site with some very impressive spaces. This exhibition has been extremely well received and Woodhorn have received nothing but positive feedback from the staff and public alike.