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Introducing Neon

4 Nov 2017, 10.30am - 5pm

Artist Richard Wheater leads this intensive one day introduction to the history and sculptural properties of neon and its context in the art world.

As well as a plethora of participatory morning activities, including a presentation on Neon and a Light Yoga activity, you will spend the afternoon at Neon Workshops in Wakefield, using the facilities to manipulate glass over flame. Participants have the option to pay to have their glass processed and lit with a power supply.

About Light Yoga

Wheater describes Light Yoga as a neon form or description attributed to a luminary of the neon world, through yoga inspired movement, playfully translated through yoga inspired movement. Similar to the physical teaching exercises practiced at the Bauhaus, Germany, Light Yoga celebrates the discovery of neon through the discovery of one’s body, whilst inhaling and exhaling the noble gas that contributes to the air we breathe.

This performance takes place at 10.30am in the gallery Auditorium is open to members of the public as well as workshop participants.

 

 

About the artist

Richard William Wheater uses performance and installation to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. His work has been exhibited world-wide, often incorporating glass and neon. In 2010 he established the internationally renowned  Neon Workshops  in his home city of Wakefield.