09 Jul Press Release – Lymington Times
The geometry of nature is the inspiration behind a collaborative sculpture exhibition by artists Tony Spencer and Terence Noble at Spudworks gallery in Sway. Entitled Nothing is Immediate, the multi-sensory collection has been specially developed to appeal to those who may not usually visit art galleries. The artists have joined forces to combine colour, geometric forms and therapeutic sounds to stimulate the senses. Tony, a sound therapist and neuro-divergent artist, has used his work to reflect on how calming environments can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing. He was awarded Arts Council England funding to create unique sculptures made from reclaimed pallet wood, which are based on platonic geometry and the associated elements of earth, water, fire and air.
“I want to provide a multi-sensory experience for people who may not usually connect with art or a gallery,” said Tony. “Geometry is accessible; it’s universal to all life on this planet. I’ve incorporated therapeutic sounds into each work that are activated by movement in the gallery. This changes the function of a space, offering the visitor a positive feeling of wellbeing.”
Arts Council England South West area director, Phil Gibby, added: “We believe that arts and culture has a positive impact on wellbeing, and this project achieves that through a unique combination of sculpture, painting and sound. Through his innovative approach to inclusivity, artist Tony Spencer will enable more people to experience the great benefits that cultural activity can bring.”
Entry is free at Spudworks in Station Road, Sway, until Saturday 24th July.
Supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.