Your vote counts! Help THG secure top artist visit

PUBLISHED: 17:30 07 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:55 08 May 2015

Luke Jerram has chosen THG as one of five he could potentially visit.

Luke Jerram has chosen THG as one of five he could potentially visit.

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Gallery is in a list of five venues to welcome Luke Jerram, who will host a special event.

A top contemporary artist could visit Honiton to host an event at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) – but only if enough votes are secured to win him.

THG was chosen to bid for the visit from Luke Jerram, who will lead an event at the building in this year’s October Museums at Night festival.

Luke is an internationally renowned artist, with work exhibited throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has chosen the venues to go through to the competition and now it is down to the public to decide which venue will win.

“This is a rare opportunity to bring this top contemporary artist to Devon,” said THG curator Angela Blackwell. Our goal is to secure as many votes as possible, so please encourage all your family and friends to vote for us.”

The public vote opened for two weeks on 11am on Friday, May 1, and ends at 8pm on Saturday, May 16.

To vote, visit http://bit.ly/lukejerramconnect and select THG.

If successful, Luke plans to install more than 1,000 clocks throughout THG and its garden.

Donated by visitors, businesses, community groups, schoolchildren and families, they will transform the space visually and aurally, reviving the environment of the 200-year-old building.

THG will also run a late night event during the installation and keep the exhibition open for several days, with some events and workshops.

The winning venue will also receive a bursary of £3,000 to support its event, enabling an ambitious and creative occasion.

The venue in second place will receive a £300 bursary, while those who come third will receive £200 each and fourth and fifth will receive £100 each.


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