A year long public arts
project produced by Artmusic and curated by composer and installation artist
Helen Ottaway and site specific artist and performer Melanie Thompson. Conceived
during a month's artists' residency at the Bishop's Palace in September 2006
(Somerset Art Week), Palace Intrusions was designed specifically for the City
of Wells and the people of Mendip.
From October 2007 to
September 2008 a series of art events took place in the public areas around
the outside of the Bishop’s Palace, Wells. These events or ‘Benchmarks’
took many forms: musical performance, dance, sculpture, live art, sonic walks,
lectures, banquets, photography and lots more...
The theme of the project
was 'Inside and Outside' – where we choose to sit, what we choose to
see and what goes on around us.
An ongoing exhibition
at Wells Museum documented each benchmark throughout the year and the project
culminated in a spectacular live finale inside the Bishop’s Palace Gardens
in September 2008.
Palace Intrusions is an Artmusic project
Artmusic is an Artsadmin Associate Artist
Benchmarks 2007 - 2008
for a summary of the project