MINDWALKS I WALK IN MY MIND MAIN ABOUT INSTALLATIONS EXHIBITION
After preliminary, experimental ‘work in progress’ showings at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit www.bleddfacentre.org and at the home of Tony Collier, MINDWALKS was exhibited in the 18th Century Tithe Barn at The Rodd, home of the Sidney Nolan Trust www.sidneynolantrust.org from the 24th to the 26th November 2018. The Private View welcomed an audience of more than 120 and was opened by Consultant Neurologist (retired) Dr Simon Nightingale and Psychiatrist Dr Ashraf Khan. After the initial chatter of the opening, the audience was hushed and there was a poignant silent viewing of the installations. The exhibition was then experienced by around 100 people over the following 2 days. Some had attended the Private View and wanted to revisit the works on a calmer occasion, some came on recommendations from friends and colleagues, and some brought family members and neighbours who had been unable to attend the Private View. There was an adapted showing for those unable to walk between the installations.
A site-specific adaptation was then hosted in the Lecture Room at Severn House Hospice www.severnhospice.org.uk Shrewsbury on the 6th December. In-patients and out-patients attending the fortnightly social gathering in the hospice café were encouraged to drop in to an informal showing of the installations and chat about MINDWALKS.
At the request of Dr Gray and Dr Voysey of the Mortimer Medical Practice www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net MINDWALKS then ‘took over’ the local Surgery in Leintwardine for two evenings over the weekend of 8th and 9th December. Further adapted to use the familiar surroundings of a Doctor’s Surgery as part of the exhibition, this event included installations in the waiting room and behind the reception desk. The event was advertised locally and viewed by around 50 people over the 4 hours it was open.
Some of the feedback the Mindwalks project has received - “Very thought provoking – my dad has mnd and is here too. Sad but happy – shows there can still be freedom when all that is left is thoughts – thoughts of peace are possible.” “Unusual & daring event to stage – contemporary, ambitious & v. intimate at the same time 2 magnificent tributes – the introductions gave crucial substance.” “I appreciate the importance of seeing the installations in sequence and I valued the silent re-run. Powerful stuff.” “Amazing turnout so much love in the room. The films were mesmerising & Ant’s words hypnotising – it reminded me of the quiet contemplation at the end of a yoga session, where you feel, calm, & balanced & nourished. Amazing. Thank you.” “A very powerful, moving and poignant collaboration, a privilege to experience.” “Wow – even though I knew the premise and had seen a test film it was still a real surprise at how good and complete the exhibition had become – the wholeness of haiku and film blew me away.” “Absolutely stunning work. It works on so many levels and helps to reveal some of what the artist (and others) may be going through. I love the installations, the curtains, the bed, the screen – they bring the walk back into the home or the home into the walk.” “These miniature films are beautiful and inspiring and I came away enthralled, exhilarated and feeling an indescribable emotion. What a tribute to such a passionate collaboration. This is the BEST thing I have seen in years.” “Coming twice was necessary. The info given doesn’t prepare you for the visual presentations which are ‘mind-blowing’ but v. poignant when you have met Tony Collier and see how he and Kate work together.” “Came totally on the spur of the moment, a friend popped by and said she was coming so I phoned a friend and here we are. Such a surprise and a wonderfully inspiring one. We had no idea what we were coming to. My mind is now full of ideas, images and words. Thank you. I live in my mind a lot too but this inspires me to walk more!” “As someone from the engineering world, this is something I struggle to get my head around – never the less each presentation leaves you feeling quite different when they finish. From the start of each presentation you need to let yourself go with the flow and you soon drift into a different world.” “Perhaps the fact that I came back on Monday says it all. Particularly liked the contrast in Cnicht between the mountain, the rough track, and the beetle.”
The Mindwalks project was conceptualised by Tony Collier Mindwalks was filmed & installed by Kate Green
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
MAIN ABOUT INSTALLATIONS EXHIBITION
After preliminary, experimental ‘work in progress’ showings at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit www.bleddfacentre.org and at the home of Tony Collier, MINDWALKS was exhibited in the 18th Century Tithe Barn at The Rodd, home of the Sidney Nolan Trust www.sidneynolantrust.org from the 24th to the 26th November 2018. The Private View welcomed an audience of more than 120 and was opened by Consultant Neurologist (retired) Dr Simon Nightingale and Psychiatrist Dr Ashraf Khan. After the initial chatter of the opening, the audience was hushed and there was a poignant silent viewing of the installations. The exhibition was then experienced by around 100 people over the following 2 days. Some had attended the Private View and wanted to revisit the works on a calmer occasion, some came on recommendations from friends and colleagues, and some brought family members and neighbours who had been unable to attend the Private View. There was an adapted showing for those unable to walk between the installations.
A site-specific adaptation was then hosted in the Lecture Room at Severn House Hospice www.severnhospice.org.uk Shrewsbury on the 6th December. In-patients and out-patients attending the fortnightly social gathering in the hospice café were encouraged to drop in to an informal showing of the installations and chat about MINDWALKS.
At the request of Dr Gray and Dr Voysey of the Mortimer Medical Practice www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net MINDWALKS then ‘took over’ the local Surgery in Leintwardine for two evenings over the weekend of 8th and 9th December. Further adapted to use the familiar surroundings of a Doctor’s Surgery as part of the exhibition, this event included installations in the waiting room and behind the reception desk. The event was advertised locally and viewed by around 50 people over the 4 hours it was open.
Some of the feedback the Mindwalks project has received - “Very thought provoking – my dad has mnd and is here too. Sad but happy – shows there can still be freedom when all that is left is thoughts – thoughts of peace are possible.” “Unusual & daring event to stage – contemporary, ambitious & v. intimate at the same time 2 magnificent tributes – the introductions gave crucial substance.” “I appreciate the importance of seeing the installations in sequence and I valued the silent re-run. Powerful stuff.” “Amazing turnout so much love in the room. The films were mesmerising & Ant’s words hypnotising – it reminded me of the quiet contemplation at the end of a yoga session, where you feel, calm, & balanced & nourished. Amazing. Thank you.” “A very powerful, moving and poignant collaboration, a privilege to experience.” “Wow – even though I knew the premise and had seen a test film it was still a real surprise at how good and complete the exhibition had become – the wholeness of haiku and film blew me away.” “Absolutely stunning work. It works on so many levels and helps to reveal some of what the artist (and others) may be going through. I love the installations, the curtains, the bed, the screen – they bring the walk back into the home or the home into the walk.” “These miniature films are beautiful and inspiring and I came away enthralled, exhilarated and feeling an indescribable emotion. What a tribute to such a passionate collaboration. This is the BEST thing I have seen in years.” “Coming twice was necessary. The info given doesn’t prepare you for the visual presentations which are ‘mind-blowing’ but v. poignant when you have met Tony Collier and see how he and Kate work together.” “Came totally on the spur of the moment, a friend popped by and said she was coming so I phoned a friend and here we are. Such a surprise and a wonderfully inspiring one. We had no idea what we were coming to. My mind is now full of ideas, images and words. Thank you. I live in my mind a lot too but this inspires me to walk more!” “As someone from the engineering world, this is something I struggle to get my head around – never the less each presentation leaves you feeling quite different when they finish. From the start of each presentation you need to let yourself go with the flow and you soon drift into a different world.” “Perhaps the fact that I came back on Monday says it all. Particularly liked the contrast in Cnicht between the mountain, the rough track, and the beetle.”
The Mindwalks project was conceptualised by Tony Collier Mindwalks was filmed & installed by Kate Green
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
MINDWALKS I WALK IN MY MIND
After preliminary, experimental ‘work in progress’ showings at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit www.bleddfacentre.org and at the home of Tony Collier, MINDWALKS was exhibited in the 18th Century Tithe Barn at The Rodd, home of the Sidney Nolan Trust www.sidneynolantrust.org from the 24th to the 26th November 2018. The Private View welcomed an audience of more than 120 and was opened by Consultant Neurologist (retired) Dr Simon Nightingale and Psychiatrist Dr Ashraf Khan. After the initial chatter of the opening, the audience was hushed and there was a poignant silent viewing of the installations.
The exhibition was then experienced by around 100 people over the following 2 days. Some had attended the Private View and wanted to revisit the works on a calmer occasion, some came on recommendations from friends and colleagues, and some brought family members and neighbours who had been unable to attend the Private View. There was an adapted showing for those unable to walk between the installations.
A site-specific adaptation was then hosted in the Lecture Room at Severn House Hospice www.severnhospice.org.uk Shrewsbury on the 6th December. In-patients and out-patients attending the fortnightly social gathering in the hospice café were encouraged to drop in to an informal showing of the installations and chat about MINDWALKS.
At the request of Dr Gray and Dr Voysey of the Mortimer Medical Practice www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net MINDWALKS then ‘took over’ the local Surgery in Leintwardine for two evenings over the weekend of 8th and 9th December. Further adapted to use the familiar surroundings of a Doctor’s Surgery as part of the exhibition, this event included installations in the waiting room and behind the reception desk. The event was advertised locally and viewed by around 50 people over the 4 hours it was open.
Some of the feedback the Mindwalks project has received - “Very thought provoking – my dad has mnd and is here too. Sad but happy – shows there can still be freedom when all that is left is thoughts – thoughts of peace are possible.” “Unusual & daring event to stage – contemporary, ambitious & v. intimate at the same time 2 magnificent tributes – the introductions gave crucial substance.” “I appreciate the importance of seeing the installations in sequence and I valued the silent re-run. Powerful stuff.” “Amazing turnout so much love in the room. The films were mesmerising & Ant’s words hypnotising – it reminded me of the quiet contemplation at the end of a yoga session, where you feel, calm, & balanced & nourished. Amazing. Thank you.” “A very powerful, moving and poignant collaboration, a privilege to experience.” “Wow – even though I knew the premise and had seen a test film it was still a real surprise at how good and complete the exhibition had become – the wholeness of haiku and film blew me away.” “Absolutely stunning work. It works on so many levels and helps to reveal some of what the artist (and others) may be going through. I love the installations, the curtains, the bed, the screen – they bring the walk back into the home or the home into the walk.” “These miniature films are beautiful and inspiring and I came away enthralled, exhilarated and feeling an indescribable emotion. What a tribute to such a passionate collaboration. This is the BEST thing I have seen in years.” “Coming twice was necessary. The info given doesn’t prepare you for the visual presentations which are ‘mind-blowing’ but v. poignant when you have met Tony Collier and see how he and Kate work together.” “Came totally on the spur of the moment, a friend popped by and said she was coming so I phoned a friend and here we are. Such a surprise and a wonderfully inspiring one. We had no idea what we were coming to. My mind is now full of ideas, images and words. Thank you. I live in my mind a lot too but this inspires me to walk more!” “As someone from the engineering world, this is something I struggle to get my head around – never the less each presentation leaves you feeling quite different when they finish. From the start of each presentation you need to let yourself go with the flow and you soon drift into a different world.” “Perhaps the fact that I came back on Monday says it all. Particularly liked the contrast in Cnicht between the mountain, the rough track, and the beetle.”
The Mindwalks project was conceptualised by Tony Collier Mindwalks was filmed & installed by Kate Green
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
After preliminary, experimental ‘work in progress’ showings at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit www.bleddfacentre.org and at the home of Tony Collier, MINDWALKS was exhibited in the 18th Century Tithe Barn at The Rodd, home of the Sidney Nolan Trust www.sidneynolantrust.org from the 24th to the 26th November 2018. The Private View welcomed an audience of more than 120 and was opened by Consultant Neurologist (retired) Dr Simon Nightingale and Psychiatrist Dr Ashraf Khan. After the initial chatter of the opening, the audience was hushed and there was a poignant silent viewing of the installations.
The exhibition was then experienced by around 100 people over the following 2 days. Some had attended the Private View and wanted to revisit the works on a calmer occasion, some came on recommendations from friends and colleagues, and some brought family members and neighbours who had been unable to attend the Private View. There was an adapted showing for those unable to walk between the installations.
A site-specific adaptation was then hosted in the Lecture Room at Severn House Hospice www.severnhospice.org.uk Shrewsbury on the 6th December. In-patients and out-patients attending the fortnightly social gathering in the hospice café were encouraged to drop in to an informal showing of the installations and chat about MINDWALKS.
At the request of Dr Gray and Dr Voysey of the Mortimer Medical Practice www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net MINDWALKS then ‘took over’ the local Surgery in Leintwardine for two evenings over the weekend of 8th and 9th December. Further adapted to use the familiar surroundings of a Doctor’s Surgery as part of the exhibition, this event included installations in the waiting room and behind the reception desk. The event was advertised locally and viewed by around 50 people over the 4 hours it was open.
Some of the feedback the Mindwalks project has received - “Very thought provoking – my dad has mnd and is here too. Sad but happy – shows there can still be freedom when all that is left is thoughts – thoughts of peace are possible.” “Unusual & daring event to stage – contemporary, ambitious & v. intimate at the same time 2 magnificent tributes – the introductions gave crucial substance.” “I appreciate the importance of seeing the installations in sequence and I valued the silent re-run. Powerful stuff.” “Amazing turnout so much love in the room. The films were mesmerising & Ant’s words hypnotising – it reminded me of the quiet contemplation at the end of a yoga session, where you feel, calm, & balanced & nourished. Amazing. Thank you.” “A very powerful, moving and poignant collaboration, a privilege to experience.” “Wow – even though I knew the premise and had seen a test film it was still a real surprise at how good and complete the exhibition had become – the wholeness of haiku and film blew me away.” “Absolutely stunning work. It works on so many levels and helps to reveal some of what the artist (and others) may be going through. I love the installations, the curtains, the bed, the screen – they bring the walk back into the home or the home into the walk.” “These miniature films are beautiful and inspiring and I came away enthralled, exhilarated and feeling an indescribable emotion. What a tribute to such a passionate collaboration. This is the BEST thing I have seen in years.” “Coming twice was necessary. The info given doesn’t prepare you for the visual presentations which are ‘mind-blowing’ but v. poignant when you have met Tony Collier and see how he and Kate work together.” “Came totally on the spur of the moment, a friend popped by and said she was coming so I phoned a friend and here we are. Such a surprise and a wonderfully inspiring one. We had no idea what we were coming to. My mind is now full of ideas, images and words. Thank you. I live in my mind a lot too but this inspires me to walk more!” “As someone from the engineering world, this is something I struggle to get my head around – never the less each presentation leaves you feeling quite different when they finish. From the start of each presentation you need to let yourself go with the flow and you soon drift into a different world.” “Perhaps the fact that I came back on Monday says it all. Particularly liked the contrast in Cnicht between the mountain, the rough track, and the beetle.”
The Mindwalks project was conceptualised by Tony Collier Mindwalks was filmed & installed by Kate Green
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM