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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