Unique take on party game

A unique version of a children's game will take place as a new exhibition starts this weekend in Berwick.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 12 May, 2016, 09:16
Musical Chairs exhibition at Gymnasium Gallery

Families are invited along to The Gymnasium Gallery to play an extraordinary parlour game unlike any they may have played before.

Musical Chairs is a new interactive exhibition created by artists Hellicar and Lewis for the Generation Tour.

Visitors will be able to ‘play’ seven chairs with the movements of their bodies and physical connections they make with other players, triggering voices, rhythms, melodies and noises from nature.

Every chair is different and every game is different.

Musical Chairs is one of four inspirational exhibitions that are touring four galleries in the North of England under the Generation Tour.

The two-year tour is specifically designed to encourage families to visit contemporary art galleries, and the first two exhibitions, Generation AIR and Generation NOISE, have been extremely successful in bringing in new audiences.

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James Lowther, of Berwick Visual Arts and curator of The Gymnasium Gallery said: “We are very excited to be hosting Musical Chairs. It promises to be great fun, but also really inspirational.

“Hellicar and Lewis have done a great job of creating an exhibition that will engage every age.

“We look forward to seeing lots of new visitors to the gallery and promise a very warm welcome.”

Musical Chairs has already been well received at The DLI Museum in Durham, and after Berwick will visit Central Art Gallery in Ashton-under-Lyne and Towneley Hall in Burnley.

Musical Chairs runs until July 3 when it will be followed by The Tree, The Caterpillar and The Butterfly, which opens on July 9, another Generation Tour exhibition that invites families to interact with a high-tech nature garden.

Entry to Musical Chairs is free.