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Techtales Installation: Ferny Combes


Wed 23 Oct – Fri 29 Nov
09:00 – 18:00
Bideford Library,New Road, Bideford EX39 2HR Map

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Techtales Installation: Ferny Combes

Bideford Library is proud to present Ferny Combes, a new collection of interactive dioramas inspired by its own rare Chope Collection.

Take out a book and marvel as the environment morphs and changes around you, drawing you into these stunning artworks as hidden technology brings these books alive.

A unique and tactile journey created by artist Clare Petherick and technologist Jay Kerry, this art piece showcases new innovations through magically intricate carved artworks.

Clare Petherick

Over the last couple of years, Clare has been developing site-specific installations and altered books, and has been artist in residence twice at the National Trust’s Cabin, Bucks Mills.

The inspiration for her altered books began when she found a set of Victorian encyclopaedias around the time of her first artist in residence, which resulted in the site-specific exhibition “A Truce with Time”. These books then developed further in her collaboration with technologist Jay Kerry for this installation.

Drawing also plays a central role to her practice and she’s been short listed three times for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Clare was born in North Devon, went to the Royal College of Art and lives in London.

Jay Kerry

Jay Kerry is a Technical Designer, Designer and Creative Technologist who specializes in immersive, multi art form and sensory theatre and installation work he is also the Co-Artistic director of Mercurial Wrestler.

Opening Times:

Monday 09.30 - 18.00

Tuesday 09.30 - 18.00

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 09.30 - 18.00

Friday 09.30 - 18.00

Saturday 09.30 - 13.30

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