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“ART TALKS” with Helen Ottaway

April 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


ART TALKS is a monthly eclectic programme of different art practitioners sharing their process of creating.

Helen Ottaway – A New Kind of Requiem 

Over the last few years, following the death of her mother, Helen has been working towards a new kind of requiem: A participatory work that will combine elements of the choral tradition with sound installation and outdoor art. She started working on this project while on an artists’ residency in South West Sri Lanka, an area devastated by the Asian Tsunami in 2004. She took inspiration from both her personal grief and the catastrophic loss experienced by the community around her. The talk includes musical performance and sound installation.

Helen Ottaway is a composer, pianist, installation artist and curator.   In 1999, with arts administrator Steve Ehrlicher, she formed Artmusic to create, promote and produce collaborative,  site-specific and participatory work. She has received commissions from BBC2, Salisbury Festival, Bath Film Festival, the Bernardi Music Group and others. Landscape, water and nature provide inspiration and are recurring themes in a style that is predominantly minimalist with influences from folk, English pastoral and church music traditions. In 2021 she was awarded a Develop Your Creative Practice grant by Arts Council England to collaborate with writers and walkers.

Her new kind of Requiem will premiere at Inside Out Dorset Festival in 2023.

Visit www.artmusic.org.uk and helenottaway.blog for more information.
Follow @artmusic.uk on Instagram, @artmusicuk on twitter and @artmusicuk Facebook.


This event will be held in the workshop space at the end of our garden at Heart of The Tribe Gallery.

Admission is free, all are welcome.

Tea, coffee & cake available






April 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Melanie Thompson


Heart of the Tribe
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Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9DZ United Kingdom
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