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Chasing Sputnik

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An exhibition of work by Roy Brown, Julia Flatman and Tom Hall

  • Saturday 21 Sep – Saturday 23 Nov, Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 4pm
  • The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight,
  • Preview: Sat 21 Sep 2pm – 4pm all welcome

Working in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth and artSOUTH : collaborations, three established artists, Roy Brown, Julia Flatman and Tom Hall, respond to ideas thrown up by the former rocket testing facility of the British Space Programme at the New Battery Site, West High Down, on the Isle of Wight. Through the recreation of giant rockets in cardboard, mixed media spacesuits and neon flags, they have taken the optimism of early national space dreams and created a sense of excitement about our future.

The project examines the ways in which the British experience of space has been portrayed and how it has seeped into public consciousness through design, literature and entertainment. The exhibition intends to re-ignite their boyish dreams of interstellar travel and the idea of one day going to the stars.

This exhibition has been generously supported by Art Council England and Arts University Bournemouth.

Images courtesy of Tom Hall