Owl Project is creating exciting new artwork for Prescot Museum

Owl Project in their studio, 2016. Photo: Shaw + Shaw Photography

Owl Project is creating exciting new artwork for Prescot Museum

Owl Project is “thrilled” to have been commissioned to make new work for Prescot Museum as part of the Meeting Point2 project. Ten museums in the North of England are working in partnership with artists to create new pieces in response to the museums and their collections, initiated by Arts&Heritage, funded through Arts Council England’s Resilience Fund.

“The history of industrial changes in the town of Prescot and its involvement in the creation of time and mechanical movement resonates strongly with our practice.

During the coming months we will be working with ceramics, water, glass and sand to develop a musical and sculptural exploration of timekeeping devices through the ages.

We are really looking forward to working together with local craftspeople to recreate a number of key experiments from the historical development of horology.”  Owl Project

Play The Jacquard Loom, Owl Project, 2014. Photo: gnphoto.co.uk

Owl Project is a collaborative group of artists consisting of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons.

They work with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art, creating music making machines, interfaces and objects which intermix pre-steam and digital technologies.

Drawing on influences such as 70’s synthesiser culture, DIY woodworking and current digital crafts, their artwork is a quirky and intriguing critique of the allure and production of technology. The result is a distinctive range of musical and sculptural instruments that critique human interaction with computer interfaces and our increasing appetite for new and often disposable technologies.

To find out more about Owl Project, click here

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