Into Far Lands- Katriona Beales
Continues until 9 August 2008
Artist Katriona Beales has been commissioned to create a permanent installation for the ceiling of the new performance space at Edge Hill Station.
Drawing inspiration from early map-makers attempts to depict new worlds and the history of Edge Hill station as the place where the first railway journeys began, ‘Into Far Lands’ comments on the potential of the performance space to house it’s own exploration of new territories through the arts.
“I’ve been inspired by the history of Edge Hill as the very first passenger station – if you like a site summarising the beginning of journeys into the unknown. Imagine what it must have been like for the very first passengers…. I’ve drawn parallels to the map makers of the new world, like Abraham Ortelius and Sebastian Munster, who were trying as cartographers to map a world yet to be fully explored. To me, this also speaks of the artistic journey into the far lands of the imagination – a journey where yet again Edge Hill can be a place of beginnings, this time in it’s most recent guise as a creative and cultural hub.”
This new artwork from Katriona Beales marks the station building’s second transformation into an intimate black box theatre for July and August.