'Please Hold the Line (while we try to connect you) ' until 15 March 2015
A new artwork has been specially created for ‘The Old Curiosity Box', a quirky pop-up gallery in a decommissioned telephone box in Northaw. The installation, by Hertfordshire artist, Liz Sergeant, was inspired by telephone wires and cables.
The network of criss-crossing silver threads forms a shimmering pattern inside the historic telephone box. “I wanted to play with the idea of communication and connection,” explained Liz Sergeant, “ and create a reminder of how important the telephone box used to be in connecting us, before wireless communication and fibre optic cables.”
Janice Randall, the curator of the unusual gallery, is delighted that the box is housing an installation for the coming month. “The Old Curiosity Box has become a talking point for people in the village and Liz’s work fits the space really well. The wires catch the light and draw people in.”
“Please hold the line (while we try to connect you)” is being exhibited in The Old Curiosity Box on Northaw Road West, Potters Bar, (opposite the Two Brewers pub) until 15th March 2015.
About the artist
Liz Sergeant is a Hertfordshire artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins College with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She enjoys creating playful, site-specific interventions using a variety of media, including performance. Her work is frequently inspired by her love of language, and is often discursive and collaborative. A founder member of the artist collective, Cross Arts Projects (XAP), Liz has co-curated and exhibited in many London locations. www.lizsergeant.co.uk
About the gallery
This K6 public telephone kiosk, designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Scott, has been commissioned by Northaw Parish Council as a pop-up gallery, curated by Janice Randall.
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