Williamson Art Gallery & Museum: Transformation Station
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Dates: 01/07/2017 - 31/01/2018
Times: All Day
TRANSFORMATION STATION WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOOK AND FEEL OF ASPECTS OF THE GALLERY AND MUSEUM.
All summer, Gallery 6 has been transformed into a magical space within the museum and gallery that will be a creative hub for communicating and consulting with staff and visitors. “The Transformation Station” will act as an interactive canvas to illustrate the consultation process, exploring how staff and visitors currently engage and how they would like to engage and unlock the stories within the building and its collection.
The Transformation Station
The space has been created in collaboration with gallery staff and local artist, Joseph Venning and continues to allow for additions of artefacts and space for interaction. The space houses a number of interactive walls and enquiry corners with questions and stimulus for consulting about the building and its collection with visitors. The design will enable staff and visitors to independently investigate and respond to questions and suggestions and share their own ideas and response to our enquiry.
The project will consult with all staff across the building to investigate how we perceive the current gallery experience and how we can address issues and suggestions to develop and share our learning to create the best possible working environment and visitor experience.
Joseph Venning is a Wirral-based painter who specialises in large scale wall mural commissions for business, domestic and public spaces.
Joseph’s paintings often include familiar local landmarks, reconfigured into chaotic, punky, pop art compositions. However, other pieces contrast this style and are painted in a traditional, academic, photorealistic style.
Joseph’s largest piece, unveiled by the Lord Major of Liverpool, is a giant skyline of the city, measuring over 50 feet long.
Joseph first exhibited a painting in the Williamson Art Gallery at age 15 and 20 years later is just as excited about this upcoming project.