… intriguing multimedia mash up with added stage and audio effects …

‘Macbeth’, Act I, Scene 3, the Weird Sisters, Henry Fuseli, 1783 © RSC.

My favourite art gallery, Compton Verney, is celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary  with an inspirational mix of multimedia and C18th works, put together like so many stage sets and arranged in “Acts.” The show has been designed by RSC’s Director of Design, Stephen Brimson Lewis.

I particularly enjoyed Davy and Kristin McGuire’s mesmerising holographic projection onto water, “Ophelia’s Ghost” and the brilliant audio of the performance poet, Kate Tempest, rapping her RSC commissioned version of The Tempest.

JS86067554Ophelia’s Ghost Kristin and Davy McGuire, photograph by Electric Egg

The exhibition runs 19 March ‐ 19 June 2016 and is definitely worth a visit.  If you haven’t been to Compton Verney before, I urge you to go.   The exhibition space and park are a delight and make a great day out for both art fiends, nature lovers and families.  There’s a a cafe and a restaurant, an adventure playground for children, and new boardwalks and pond dipping around the lake.  Click here to be directed to their website.