Mike Collier: Songs of Place and Time

Mon, 9am – 7pm; Tue – Wed, 9am – 5pm; Thu, 9am – 7pm; Fri, 9am – 5pm; Sat, 9am – 1pm

The Gallery, Gateshead Library

The work in this exhibition resulted from a series of walks artist Mike Collier made through a dawn chorus in Northumberland.

Working collaboratively with a sound recordist Geoff Sample, poets and musicians in a variety of media, Collier attempts to show how individual bird species interact through song in the dawn chorus and re-imagine ways of visually and musically re-presenting these patterns of cultural interaction.

‘I hope to show how we might better understand our complex relationship to a more-than-human world, enabling us to value the whole world (birds, plants, animals, peoples etc) as a living ecology of cultural differences. And in these troubled times, I would like the work to share the joy I experience when listening to a dawn chorus early in a May morning’. —Mike Collier

Gateshead Central Library Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4LN

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Karolynne Hart, Community Arts & Education Manager, Gateshead Council

6 April—1 June 2024

  • Mon 9am – 7pm
  • Tue 9am – 5pm
  • Wed 9am – 5pm
  • Thu 9am – 7pm
  • Fri 9am – 5pm
  • Sat 9am – 1pm
  • Level access
  • Automatic doors
  • Lift to library
  • Accessible toilet
  • Autism friendly — see website for more information
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