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The Gathering


The Gathering – Bolsover, Derbyshire – 2011

A large scale public engagement project and projection son et lumiere in Bolsover / Derbyshire. Createdover the magnificent facade of Bolsover castle in 2011 the event was one of 2 in the area which looked at the mining history and the impact of its rise and fall in the area.

externalGalleries collaboration first worked together in 2008/9 when Artist Peter Walker, Composer David Harper were introduced to New Media Artist Andy McKeown. The team came together to develop a large scale son et lumiere to celebrate the tercentenary of Dr Johnson Birth, alongside a wide ranging community engagement project, and have worked collaboratively on a number of high profile events nationally, centre primarily around projects with a community engagement element – leading to a large scale projection event. These projects utilised original bespoke software designed by Andy McKeown and were staged by Wild Strawberry Interactive Mulitmeida LTD.

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