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Eloquent Noise. An Exhibition of drawings by Alex McIntyre

Written by Ella Carty

On October 7, 2012

alex-mcintyre-sketchEloquent noise is produced in association with ‘Soul Sister’ (a new musical inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner), and sponsored by Digswell Arts Trust.

Touring with the production, the exhibition is being shown at:
Grand Opera Theatre, York 29 September – 8 October
The Belgrade, Coventry 27 October – 2 November
The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe 5 – 11 November
Artist Alex McIntyre seized the moment when an opportunity emerged to draw performers in
rehearsals for ‘Soul Sister’, prior to their first run at the Hackney Empire in March 2012. She spent
a total of nine days observing and drawing the performers, to capture a sense of their
energetic movements as they practised and perfected their art. The resulting drawings are
highly expressive, made up of fluid lines and marks. Bordering on abstraction, the pieces
reference the body, music, time and gesture. Alex is inspired by people and by their
relationships to space and each other. Audiences have commented that her work has
dramatic presence, enabling them to connect with and see anew their own experiences.
A professional artist since 2008, Alex maintains a varied practice working both independently,
in collaboration with other creative professionals and with communities, through education
and cultural institutions. She is currently a fellow at Digswell Arts Trust and Co-Director of
HertsCreation (a new partnership working to increase social engagement through
participation in the arts). Exhibiting throughout the UK, she has worked with Royal Opera
House Creative Partnerships and held residencies with Brent Museum and Archives (2011-12)
and Middlesex University (2008-10). Alex is particularly interested in creativity as a continuum,
promoting access to creativity by rendering processes visible to audiences and inviting
response.

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