Banbury Museum opens new interactive ‘light art exhibition’

Play of light exhibition by Tine Bech
Play of light exhibition by Tine Bech

Last week Banbury Museum opened its new summer exhibition Play of Light, a unique opportunity for families to explore and experience intriguing light-art by Tine Bech.

The exhibition has been created specifically for Banbury Museum. It continues Tine Bech’s exploration of the role of play in creating social bonds and new forms of communication and how technology increasingly shapes the way we interact with one another.

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Tine Bech NNL-160726-150900001

The exhibition is all about playful inspiring art that invites you to participate, creating your own unique and memorable experiences.

The museum is welcoming visitors to bring along their camera to capture these moments of light-art discovery, and is also hosting a light-art workshop on Saturday, August 6, with Tine Bech attending.

Dale Johnston, exhibitions manager at Banbury Museum, said: “Tine Bech’s work is normally seen in major national galleries such as the V&A in London, and elsewhere in the world, so it is a privilege to exhibit her work in Banbury.

“Rarely do visitors get to alter the appearance of the artwork in front of them and this is part of what makes Play of Light appeal to adults and children alike.”

Tine Bech, Play of Light (credit Christine O'Sullivan) NNL-160728-110412001

Tine Bech, Play of Light (credit Christine O'Sullivan) NNL-160728-110412001

Born in Denmark, Tine Bech currently lives and works in London and her work has been created and staged in a wide variety of public contexts, both in the UK and internationally.

Her art has been showcased on bridges and bike rides, she has created interactive objects and spaces, wearable designs and social games.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm until September 3 at the Banbury Museum in Castle Quay.

Wristband tickets available on the day from the museum shop, £1.50 per person.