Make a noise for gallery’s new art project

NOISY PROJECT: Sound machines on display at the museum.
NOISY PROJECT: Sound machines on display at the museum.
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THE latest exhibition at a Durham gallery is not just one to be seen ... but also heard!

The DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, in Aykley Heads, is inviting families to make their own weird and wonderful sounds as part of an interactive display.

Generation Noise opens on January 31, on the back of the record-breaking Air exhibition, part of the same series of touring displays, which saw the venue’s busiest October since it reopened 14 years ago.

The latest exhibition is created by artists, Owl Project, who have built interactive, wooden sound machines.

Visitors can make their own unique noise by cutting out shapes and feeding them into the machines.

The room will also be filled with other strange and wonderful sounds created by speaker horns and electronic instruments.

The new exhibition comes hot on the heels of Generation Air that delighted families with giant inflatable sculptures inspired by the human body.

Noise and Air are two of four exhibitions touring galleries in the north of England under the name of Generation. The two-year tour is specially designed to encourage families to visit contemporary art galleries.

Lucy Jenkins, curator of the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, said: “Generation Air exceeded all expectations and it was wonderful to see the gallery busy with people of all ages.

“We look forward to welcoming many of these families back for Generation Noise and seeing some new ones too.

“With the Generation tour we are making our exhibitions as hands on as possible and ensuring our spaces are places where families can be themselves as well as be inspired by the amazing work created by our artists, commissioned especially for them.”

The Owl Project artists who devised Noise specialise in working with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art.