There is a new interactive exhibition “Musical Chairs” at the Tameside Central Art Gallery in Old Street Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Created for the Generation Tour, visitors can play seven chairs with the movements of their bodies. The physical connections they make with other players will trigger voices, rhythms, melodies and noises from nature. Every chair is different and every game is different.
The exhibition is one of four touring galleries throughout the North under the Generation brand. It is designed to encourage families to visit contemporary art galleries and the first two exhibitions, Generation AIR and Generation NOISE, were very successful.
Organisers look forward to seeing lots of new visitors to the gallery.The launch event is on Saturday, October 3, 10.30am to 12.30pm, with Simon Sullivan – Simon the Storyteller from Portland Basin Museum’s popular Little Hands sessions - helping visitors to interact with the chairs.
Next April, another Generation exhibition will be in Ashton. “The Tree, the Caterpillar and the Butterfly” will invite families to interact with a high-tech nature garden.