2021 Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition


Following on from the successful exhibitions in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (see films on webpages), Dulverton Weir & Leat Conservation Trust is currently staging the 2021 Exhibition. Work is exhibited on ‘pitches’ set in Dulverton’s historic mill leat until 31st July along with other works of art displayed around the town itself. In total there are 20 works of art to be seen.

Like everybody else, we were very disappointed when the 2020 Kinetic Exhibition had to be cancelled. In these uncertain times the opportunities for artists to exhibit their work are limited and the open-air location of our exhibition gives one of the best opportunities for artists to show their work in a COVID compliant environment.    

The exhibition offers artists a challenge in terms of design and manufacture but also offers them considerable public exposure and a great opportunity for artists to engage with the public viewer.

This year’s event is especially interesting because the Trust is participating in the Oxford University research project: THE RIPPLE EFFECT: NOTICING RIVERS PAST AND PRESENT which is taking place at the same time as the Kinetic Exhibition in collaboration with Oxford University School of Archaeology’s Artist-in-Residence Miranda Creswell. This interdisciplinary project is bringing small bursts of unexpected culture and knowledge directly to people at specific sites in the landscape both on location and through online engagement.

This public engagement project is connected to the Archaeology School’s Leverhulme Trust-funded research project: EBB & FLOW – EXPLORING RIVERS IN LATER PREHISTORIC BRITAIN. 

THE RIPPLE EFFECT will take archaeological places near rivers and turn them into Outdoor Culture Hubs. It will create a series of artworks, learning materials and short films all accessible online, to reach people both indoors and out, to enhance their experience of Riverine Landscapes and expand their sense of time and depth.

This page will be updated shortly with more news and pictures, please return in a few days for more information.

For more information on the Oxford University project click here: https://ebbandflow.web.ox.ac.uk