‘Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt’ was our longest running exhibition, taking over the gallery from October 2015 to late May, for which Gareth Hudson was awarded Winner of the Journal Culture Awards 2016 in the Visual Artist category. We would like to thank our volunteers and funders who helped support this project including: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Engage FMS, Newcastle University and Arts Council England.
The collection’s theme was that of transcendence and the sublime.
Work I, a collaboration between Hudson and Sound Artist, Toby Thirling, took four moments of sublime transcendence and then abstracted them through light and sound to deliver an immersive installation. From four field recordings by Hudson of various situations, Thirling employed a variety of techniques in sound design and synthesis to reconstruct the environment’s sound and light, so that an audience might share the same moment.
Gareth Hudon is a video artist based in the North East. His work, in his words is “concerned with the contemporary sublime, spiritual or transcendent experience, and examining how the moving image can shape our relationship to these themes.”