15th May 2000





A Hull-based art academic will be in London on Thursday (18th May 2000) to lead a seminar in ‘Exhibiting Sound’ at the Hayward Gallery.


Rob Gawthrop, who is Head of Fine Art at the Hull School of Art & Design, will lead a discussion on sound art with Fine Art and Phonic Art students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, artists from Hull Time Based Arts and members of the public.


The seminar will form part of the gallery’s current sound art event ‘Sonic Boom’, an exhibition in which the experience of sound in space is given a new spin.


‘Sonic Boom’ takes 1990s post-techno, post-rave, post-ambient sound art out of a restrictive club context and liberates it in a gallery environment. It is the largest group exhibition of sound art ever staged in this country, following on from shows such as ‘Audible Light’ at Oxford Museum of Modern Art and ‘Toot’ (Root 99) in Hull.


The curator of ‘Sonic Boom’, David Toop, will be visiting Hull next academic year as part of the visiting lecturer programme at the Hull School of Art & Design.


‘Sonic Boom’; can be seen at the Hayward Gallery until 18th June 2000.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk