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The Garish Sun visits Huyton as part of ‘Constellations’ art project

by Gemma Melling

An exciting arts project is coming to Huyton Village Centre in November.

The project sees local artist Sam Wiehl working with local communities to produce a lighting display and exhibition.

The project – called The Garish Sun – will be hosted in a disused shop within the village centre, helping to bring this empty space back into life for the exhibition.

You can view the display on Thursday, 21 November (2pm until 5pm), Friday, 22 November (10am until 9pm) and Saturday, 23 November (10am until 5pm) on Derby Road (in the former Poundworld shop).

What is The Garish Sun?

The Garish Sun is a ten minute audio-visual journey exploring the themes of constellations, space and astral bodies. It uses cutting-edge digital technologies in light and sound. The project takes its inspiration from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet “turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image.”

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said “I really look forward to seeing this exciting community project come to life over the coming weeks. It will be a truly immersive experience that will be created for the public and I cannot wait to visit it.”

The project is one of six Constellations Presents events taking place across the Liverpool City Region which launches in Wirral who are the Borough of Culture hosts for this year.

Be part of the art

Pop by the Culture Hub in Huyton Library on Monday 4 November between 10am and 5pm to get involved in the exciting constellations project and actually star in it!

Artist Sam Wiehl will be there to do a 3D scan of you and turn you into three dimensional constellations so you become part of the art.

Find out more

To find out more about about the Constellations project and what is happening near you, go to www.constellationslcr.co.uk.