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20 April 2005
Barnsley Market transformed into art

AN INTERACTIVE video featuring Barnsley Market that will "captivate, disorientate and amuse" will be on display at Cannon Hall Museum near Barnsley from Wednesday, 27 April.

Commissioned by Corridor Arts, STALL uses Barnsley market, its stallholders and customers as its inspiration. STALL uses pre-recorded and live footage that captures the spirit of Barnsley.

The first view is of a brightly lit, life-size market stall stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables. Moving on to view a row of televisions, the viewer experiences film of Barnsley market, before people start to appear. As live film interrupts pre-recorded film the viewer is confronted by his or her own image from 20 seconds earlier.

The work has been created by Sheffield artist Rose Butler. "STALL creates a slightly disturbing, confusing but amusing experience for those who come to see it. Play with it, view it and be part of this fantastic new art work," she said.

It is the third and final piece in Corridor Arts' 'New Work' programme. Run since 2002 the 'New Works' programme, funded by the Arts Council of England Regional Arts Lottery Programme, invites artists to create original and innovative new works of art.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, 8 May. Cannon Hall Museum is open Wednesday to Friday, 10.30am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm, last admission 4.15pm. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Bank Holidays. Admission is free.


Issued by Hanna Kenrick, Press Office, Tel: (01226) 773375
Email: hannakenrick@barnsley.gov.uk