THG calls for unwanted clocks for art installation

Published on: 
25 August 2015

Have you got an old clock that you’d like to become part of an ambitious new art installation at East Devon’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)?

After defeating other competing venues to win the chance to work with celebrated international artist Luke Jerram for this years Museums at Night festival, staff and volunteers at THG are calling on the community to play an important part in Luke’s installation by bringing their unwanted clocks to the gallery.

Gallery Curator, Angela Blackwell praised the public support which saw the gallery winning the national vote and explained how they could play a major part in the actual art installation itself  ‘We’d like to thank the community for their incredible support and loyalty which saw THG win the public vote. Winning has enabled this fantastic opportunity for us to work with Luke Jerram. We need the public to help again by donating their unwanted clocks. We hope to collect a thousand clocks for Luke which will form an installation in the gallery from 27 – 31 October part of this years Museums at Night festival.’

Luke Jerram stated 'This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with an arts organisation I've not worked with before, on a new experimental project. It's a great privilege. Collecting hundreds of old clocks and sorting them into categories and sizes, I hope to create a garden of time. Winding pathways will draw visitors through the shifting landscape. Each area of the installation will sound different. The public will recognise some of the clocks from their home and from their past. The cacophony of clock sounds will heighten the visitor’s awareness of time passing.’

If people donating clocks have a personal story or memory relating to their clock it would be lovely to collect these memories too. Please attach a written note to the clock when you donate it or speak to a member of gallery team.

Please note the clocks need to be donated to the gallery and can not be returned afterwards. The clocks can be any shape or size, in perfect working order or not working at all. Following the exhibition, which may tour to other venues, the clocks will be recycled or where appropriate sold to raise money for the gallery’s community learning programme.

For more details on donating your clocks, please visit the gallery  or contact us T:01404 45006 / View collection flier

Luke Jerram, is an internationally renowned artist, with work exhibited throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  He is known throughout the South West for his ‘Park and Slide’ which transformed Bristol’s Park Street into a giant water slide.