Linlithgow Burgh Halls hosts modern art exhibition with Imagineear guides

Linlithgow Burgh Halls has worked with Imagineear to produce an audioguide for an exhibition of esteemed artist, Louise Hopkins. The Black Sea, White Sea exhibition shows acclaimed pieces of work alongside work which is being exhibited for the first time. The guide is made up of detail explorations of the art from the curator, along with comments taken from the artist herself. The exhibition is open until 2nd November and Imagineear’s MediaPacker™ audioguides are available to visitors.

Louise Hopkins is an artist with a career spanning over two decades, in which her work has been collected by some of the world’s leading art institutions. She has lived and work in Scotland for a number of years, having graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale. The recently transformed Linlithgow Burgh Halls will welcome visitors from the West Lothian area and further afield to see the artist’s work.

The fascinating thought and process which goes behind each piece of work is explored using the guide. Crucial aspects of the work which might have been missed are explored at an expert level using information from the curator. For example, in the piece Black Sea, Hopkins has meticulously blacked out a world map, leaving only the labels Black Sea, Red Sea, White Sea, Yellow Sea, and Greenland showing. The audioguide encourages visitors to notice that it is possible to see each mark used to cover the maps, and how this is reflective of Hopkins’ ‘exploratory and passionate… focussed and controlled’ approach. It also explains the significance of maps, used a number of times in Hopkins’ work. Using the MediaPacker™ allows this information to be shared, without having to visually detract from the impact of the work through displaying text panels.

Creative Manager, Emma Thompson says: “We are pleased that we were able to work with Linlithgow Burgh halls to produce the audioguide for Black Sea, White Sea. Knowing about the process behind each piece of work sheds light on the thoughts and meanings that went into it. The artist requested that her work be exhibited in chronological order, meaning that we produced a simple, linear tour, which allows visitors to visually immerse themselves in the art without distraction. The detailed research of the curator, combined with the audioguide makes the exhibition and its themes accessible and engaging for modern art novices and seasoned gallery-goers alike.”



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Emma Thompson
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)845 680 7770

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About Black Sea, White Sea at Linlithgow Burgh Halls

15 August to 2 November 2014

The exhibition focuses on the work of Glasgow-based artist Louise Hopkins.  Since the 1990s, Hopkins has investigated ideas about representation through methodical processes of mark-making on a range of found surfaces including fabrics, maps and musical scores. Using paint, ink or pencil, Hopkins intervenes on these existing materials to create a new surface, causing us to question our understanding of the original image.

Linlithgow Burgh Halls

The Cross
West Lothian
EH49 7AH

01506 28 27 20