A music box by local artists Graham Gingles and Elaine Agnew will be on temporary display at Larne Museum & Arts Centre until Thursday 28th February 2019.
This one-off collaboration between two well-known local artists was inspired by a music box owned by Graham’s aunt, Peggy, who was a primary school teacher in Larne.
The music box contains assorted strange and evocative objects, including a model hand, a doll and assorted memorabilia. The items assembled by the artist are autobiographical but are intended to elicit the viewer’s own particular memories, as well as exploring areas of identity in terms of family and place.
Opening the box starts a 6 minute soundtrack composed by Elaine Agnew which weaves together speech (local children and adults talking about childhood memories) and music from the original music box which inspired the piece, inherited by Graham Gingles.
Purchased in 2004 through the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Find out more on the Art Fund website below.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10.00am-4.30pm. Includes Saturday opening on 6th February.
Venue: Larne Museum & Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm