Torre Abbey Museum / News / Tue 03 May 2016

Torre Abbey needs your Vote for Museums at NIght!

Torre Abbey needs your Vote for Museums at NIght!

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens has been shortlisted to go to a public vote in order to secure a spectacular event as part of Connect! and the Museums at Night festival taking place from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October.

The public vote is now open: from Friday 29 April and closes on Saturday 14 May.

If enough votes are achieved, Aowen Jin, an artist who makes images that glow under UV light, will undertake an event at the Abbey, the likes of which have never been seen in Torbay.

Named as one “one of tomorrow’s great artists” by The Times, Jin will work with Torre Abbey and local artists to turn the south lawn’s Georgian facade into a giant shadow puppet show, with musicians and performers who will invite visitors of all ages to become part of the spectacle. Audiences will be invited to wear clothes painted with UV paint and during the night, visitors with UV torches will partake in an adventure through the darkened museum, finding unexpected images throughout the collection, on gilt frames and building walls and floors.

It would be a wonderful opportunity for Torbay to work with such a renowned artist - to create an event the likes of which have never been seen at Torre Abbey or anywhere else in the Bay. We really don’t want to miss this coup and in order to make this happen we need residents to get behind us and vote.

Torre Abbey’s events and activities programme is undertaking a real transformation. Entry is now free for under 18s and our intention is to make this wonderful house and gardens a hive of activity throughout the year for all ages and cultural tastes.

For further information and to vote, go to Museums at Night:

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