9 May, 2012
Eastbourne’s Towner contemporary art museum is inviting visitors to go along this weekend to see their latest exhibition, Silent Voices.
Silent Voices is a sound and video installation created by the young people who access Charlie’s YMCA drop-in centre in Eastbourne, giving them a platform to be heard.
The free exhibition is Rhythmix’s first sound art project and can be seen from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May from 10am till 6pm in the evening in Towner’s lift and various locations around Eastbourne.
The tutors and the team at Rhythmix have been helping those who go to Charlie’s YMCA to create these installations. Presenting the exhibition at Towner and other locations in Eastbourne is a fantastic way for them to show off their hard work.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “We are very excited to invite people to the Silent Voices exhibition this weekend and offer something completely different for visitors to Towner. Silent Voices is not only an exhibition, it’s a completely unique experience, where visitors can really interact with the installations, since they are a combination of sound and video.”
This is a collaborative project between the young people, artists and musicians from Rhythmix, a leading music charity in the South East of England, which promotes music making for young people and workforce development for the music education sector.
The project is in partnership with Towner and East Sussex Music Service and supported using public funding by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts.
The weekend is a culmination of the Silent Voices project – a three day sound installation, in three different locations.
It will also be on the beach, between the Bandstand and Pier from 2 – 7pm and Charlie’s YMCA, 56 Seaside from 7pm to 10pm.
Visitors should keep an eye out for surprising interventions at each location and then look and listen to hear the true voices of young Eastbourne in 2012.
For more information on the Silent Voices exhibition and other events coming up at Towner go to their website.