With local artworks stacked floor to ceiling, the Surrey Art Gallery invites visitors to experience their exhibitions in new and interactive ways. On November 6 from 8 to 11pm, the Gallery presents inFlux, an evening of DIY art-making with a series of live performances. Combining some of the best in local talent, inFlux’s reputation is growing as one of Surrey’s not-to-miss social night events. Admission and snacks are free. Beverages will be available for purchase. This is an all ages event.
The evening will feature a diverse line-up of artists including Gamelan Bike Bike, a nine-person band that creates polyrhythmic melodies with instruments that are handmade from recycled bike parts. Hip-hop, rap, and soul singer Missy D will perform alongside local high school poets, exploring the diversity of Surrey’s languages through the spoken word. Exhibiting artist Carmen Papalia will invite participants to experience the Gallery through their nonvisual senses.
Throughout the evening, DJ Cuz-O will be mixing sound and video while visitors can get hands on with DIY art-making activities. Visitors are encouraged to bring along their junk mail, where they can transform their postal trash into music with Sandee Moore. Local artists Debbie Tuepah and Carlyn Yandle will also be leading a collaborative sculpture with whoever wants to join, creating a giant textural web out of recycled cloth.
inFlux is presented as part of the Surrey Art Gallery exhibition Views from the Southbank III: Information, Objects, Mappings, which is the final part in a series of three exhibitions celebrating art from and about Surrey and the surrounding area for the Gallery’s 40th anniversary. The exhibition continues until December 13, 2015.
Image credit: Gamelan Bike Bike performing at Surrey Art Gallery for Family Sunday Oct 18, 2015. Photo by Edward Westerhuis, courtesy of Surrey Art Gallery.
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