Get immersed in the sights & sounds of artwork inspired by James Watt, Innovation & Light, with public installations, interactive commissions.
INNOVATION & LIGHT CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
25th - 31st October | 10am - 5pm | FREE
Visit the Tobacco Warehouse to view a curated exhibition of contemporary art by local practitioners exhibiting with national and international artists and the outcome of the Young Contemporaries arts workshops. Ideas of innovation and light are explored through painting, photography, film, installations and audio-visual work.
Watch out for exciting pop up artist commissions illuminating public spaces and festival venues with innovative audio visual interactive artwork.
SOUNDPLAY INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
26th October | 10am - 4pm | Oak Mall underpass | FREE
27th October | 6pm - 8pm | Tunnel at Greenock Town Hall | FREE
Come and play with a unique audio-visual installation by Soundplay artists Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke. Interact with sculptural objects, change your voice into sub-aquatic tones, use rhythm and movement to create new abstracted, scalable, reactive visuals inspired by fog horns, industrial infrastructure and communication systems.
25th - 31st October | Tobacco Warehouse exhibition open 10am - 5pm daily, plus pop up locations in Greenock | FREE
Discover a series of artworks by Jason Orr inspired by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey’s sculpture of the great inventor. Multiple depictions explore what was behind the man, bringing new elements to the surface to create forms that tell his hidden story.
DOOR TO DOOR – TRANCND
26th October | Dalrymple Street
27th October | Clyde Square
In the tradition of Galoshans and guising ‘Door to Door’, local architect Bruce Newlands brings his pop up ‘guerrilla’ project TRANCND to interact with Inverclyde’s iconic built heritage. Striking digitally projected artworks taking inspiration from light, innovation and engineering will appear across sites in Inverclyde.
LONG GREEN JAWS
27th October | 6.30pm onwards | William Street | FREE
An interactive performance using live strings, hydrophone, electronics and projections. This
immersive audio-visual improvisation by Fergus Hall and Sarah McWhinney flows between the acoustic, analogue and electronic, inspired by the movements of water. Young ones are invited join in with this spellbinding experience and add to the unfolding narrative with shadow puppets.
Look out for more information on venue and times via social media.
AUDIO VISUAL SPECTACLE
27th October | 6.30pm onwards | FREE
Cathcart Square / Cowan’s Corner
Kicking off the Party in the Square with a dynamic finale to the Galoshans Parade artists Caroline Campbell and Scott Carroll bring a spectacle of sound, light and visuals to Cowan’s Corner gable end. Steam, repetition, speed, rotation, revolution, water, movement and transport are fused together with 3D elements, original James Watt drawings and sound recordings breathing new life to the legacy of this world renowned engineer, highlighting the impact of his innovative output on our lives.