Arts Council Funded Artwork ‘Turning ‘ages’ to go on display in Westminster Reference Library
12/01/2015

Arts Council Funded Artwork ‘Turning ‘ages’ to go on display in Westminster Library on the 1st December as part of two year UK library tour,loved by the public

Online PR News – 01-December-2015 – London December 2015 and January 2016 – Turning 'ages is an installation by well-known Bristol based artist Elaine Robinson. The piece comments on our connection with the written word and helps to promote the understanding with our relationship with books and libraries. The exhibition is currently touring nationwide, UK City libraries as part of an Arts Council funded tour. Robinson's stunning artwork explores the importance of ancestry and the connection we have with books and libraries. The piece will move to Westminster Library on 1st December, the final location on its UK tour and the last chance for the public to see and interact with the piece. The piece was extremely well received; it has enjoyed success at Leeds Central Library attracting a lot of media attentios including TV and sparked comment from visitors. Visitors to Westminster Library will be able to see and interact with Elaine’s artwork during normal library opening hours.

Turning 'ages highlights the intimate and complex relationship between people, books and the ephemera that is picked and left behind in the course of their everyday lives and then over a period of time, forgotten. The installation sensitively displays these memories and also focuses our attention to the constantly moving moments that we all have, and also those that we have chosen to keep hidden within a book. Writer's groups have been inspired by the work to organise alternative creative voiced events.
Turning 'ages highlights the intimate and complex relationship between people, books and the ephemera that is picked and left behind in the course of their everyday lives and then over a period of time, forgotten. The installation sensitively displays these memories and also focuses our attention to the constantly moving moments that we all have, and also those that we have chosen to keep hidden within a book. Writer's groups have been inspired by the work to organise alternative creative voiced events.

The work has recently evolved as an encapsulated time capsule for all the many library employees as its tours the country, capturing the historical library space changes. As it leaves the library a token of remembrance is placed by the staff representing their particular library which all the staff will sign. Turning 'ages has become a vehicle of connection for all the libraries, a fitting tribute for its powerful comment.

To find out more about ‘turning ‘ages’, see Elaine Robinson's website www.elainerobinson.co.uk