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Visitors enjoy The Garish Sun exhibition in Huyton Village

The Garish Sun shines in Huyton Village Centre

by Gemma Melling

A unique art project came to Huyton Village Centre last week for two days (22 and 23 November).

The project – called The Garish Sun – transformed an empty shop unit into a spectacular display using the latest digital technology.

The Garish Sun exhibition in Huyton Village

 

Visitors were invited to step inside and be blown away by this short audio-visual journey exploring the themes of constellations, space and astral bodies.

Artist Sam Wiehl worked with local residents and community groups to develop the audio-visual installation that used cutting edge technologies in light and sound.

The Garish Sun exhibition in Huyton Village

The project took its inspiration from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet “turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image.”

Almost 2,500 people came along to experience the journey during the two days and feedback included:

“Loved it.  I felt like I was transported somewhere else whilst watching it.”

 

“Mesmerising!”

 

“Couldn’t stop watching it!”

 

The Garish Sun exhibition in Huyton Village

The Garish Sun is one of six “Constellations Presents” events taking place across the Liverpool City Region – find out more at www.constellationslcr.co.uk.