This atmospheric and innovative, immersive exhibition of ‘audio paintings’ captures the sights and sounds of Scotland’s wild landscape.
A collaboration between artist Keith Salmon and sound engineers Graham Byron and Drew Kirkland, ‘Painting with Sound – Short walks along the west coast of Scotland’ offers visitors a unique opportunity to ‘step into’ landscapes as far apart as Sandwood Bay in the far North West of Scotland and the salt marshes at the Crook of Baldoon on the Solway Firth.
The exhibition features 23 new landscape paintings by Keith, 17 of which are accompanied by video soundscapes produced by Graham and Drew.
The video soundscapes, which the collaborators hope will widen the accessibility of the art experience, draw on recordings made by Keith whilst walking across some of Scotland’s most remote landscapes. They also feature tonal pieces composed by Graham.
Visitors can take in the paintings and hear the soundscapes by scanning a QR code with a phone and listening through their earbuds.
As well as the individual audio paintings, visitors can enjoy an exhibition video featuring excerpts from all 17 audio paintings and photographs charting the development of the greater ‘Painting with Sound’ collaborative project since 2016. The exhibition video plays across the gallery space at regular intervals throughout the day.
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How to get there
The Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8BT
Daily, 10am – 5pm
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2 metres social distancing is enforced.
Please wear a mask on the premises
Our cafe is now open.
Unfortunately we cannot currently offer tours of MV Kyles or our Tenement Flat.
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