'Window on Bristol' (2010) Andy Council, Acerone

'Window on Bristol' (2010) Andy Council, Acerone

Last chance to tell us what you thought of New Expressions commissions

By Claire Gulliver

05 April 2012

Online audience survey closes Thursday 12 April

There are just a few more days to tell us your thoughts and feelings about the six New Expressions contemporary art commissions at museums across South West England. The audience survey  – which can be completed online here: www.newexpressions.org/Audience-Survey/ – closes on Thursday 12 April.

Were you inspired, challenged or thoughtful? Or perhaps bored, puzzled or angry?

With works ranging from artist’s film and video through interactive phonecalls to permanent installations and street art, there has been a diverse range of contemporary artists’ practice on show.

There is still time to catch four of the artists’ commissions.

Jeremy Millar’s ‘A Scale of Time’ continues at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon until 27 April. Did you find it meditative or beautiful or difficult and irritating?

‘Ghostwriter’ by Blast Theory is live at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter until December. ‘Ghostwriter’ starts at the museum’s new Garden Entrance at the rear of the building. You can borrow a mobile phone from the reception desk. Some visitors have been baffled and frustrated. Others say it’s sensitive and thought-provoking. How about you?

‘Window on Bristol’ by leading street artists Andy Council and Acerone is at Bristol’s newest venue, M Shed until at least the end of 2012. It’s colourful and powerful - do Bristolians have a different response to it than other people?

International ceramics artist Clare Twomey’s installation ‘Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection’ will be at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery for several years. Does it truly reveal itself the first time it’s experienced? Does it comfort or confuse?

And if you caught one of the earlier New Expressions exhibitions, we also want to know what you made of them.

Did ‘A Childhood with the Surrealists’ at Falmouth Art Gallery, featuring New Expressions commissions by Antony Penrose and Andrew Lanyon, make you laugh, cry or try to figure out the plot?

Did ‘Exploring Solitude: An Antarctic Commission’ by Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie in Cheltenham make you feel contemplative, moved or simply frozen?

The audience survey is available to complete online on the New Expressions website until Thursday 12 April. Scroll downwards on the homepage or click on this link: 

www.newexpressions.org/Audience-Survey/