Working in partnership with UH Arts, the University of Hertfordshire's arts and cultural programme, the new St Albans museum and gallery are hosting a range of immersive art installations and displays, bringing art and culture into the heart of St Albans.
“It’s important that there is always something for everyone and that we provide a changing programme of historic exhibitions and cutting-edge art as well as family-friendly activities and evening events. We want people to visit over and over again and have a new experience each time.
It is expected that around 200,000 will visit each year," says Kate Warren the Museums manager.
In the Assembly Room in St Albans Museum and Gallery Town Hall, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3DH until the 19th March 2019 a new large scale multi-coloured art installation by Liz West can be seen in this historic space. The temporary exhibition is open Monday through to Saturday from 10:00 till 17:00 and on Sunday from 11:00 till 17:00.
Now the Georgian Grade ll listed Town Hall has been beautifully restored it boasts a huge assembly room, with impossibly high-ceilings adorned with beautiful coving and a balcony overlooking St Peter’s street. All these areas have been exquisitely restored. The giant gold-framed mirrors reflect the hours of painstaking work spent painting rose gold detail on the ceiling and walls, and the newly fitted lavish gold and crystal chandeliers recently custom-made in Venice.
Our Colour Reflection uses more than 700 acrylic mirrors of different colours and sizes at different heights to “playfully reflect light and project vivid colours up into the historic interior of the Assembly Room”. The striking installation animates the room in a new way and accentuates the Georgian architectural details with coloured light.
It really is a fresh experience so that the St Albans gallery and Museum becomes a venue to visit regularly with its ever-changing programme of exhibitions and art, including national touring exhibitions.