MK Gallery

Exhibition: Sounds & Words

City of Things
Citizen Ship
Sounds & Words Friday 6 October – Saturday 28 October

MK Gallery Project Space
Opening Hours
Thursday & Friday: 12pm–8pm
Saturday: 11am–8pm
Admission free

Throughout October, Freee Art Collective and Caroline Devine will display work and materials associated with their respective City Club commissions Citizen Ship and City of Things. Both commissions have created alternative portraits of Milton Keynes. 

During the summer, Citizen Ship, a mobile pavilion based on the design of Milton Keynes’ bus stops, visited a number of events and locations across Milton Keynes including CityFest in Middleton Hall, centre:mk, and Art in the Park. Freee art collective worked with visitors to create new slogans reflecting their thoughts and opinions which were then applied to badges and banners decorating the pavilion. Citizen Ship will return to Margaret Powell Square on Saturday 21 October and you can join Associate Artist Dylan Fox on Saturdays throughout October for badge making workshops in the Project Space.

Caroline Devine creates large-scale sound installations exploring the unheard, hidden voices and imperceptible sounds of nature, the city and beyond. For City of Things, an immersive sound work installed in Field Walk centre:mk from 6 October – 5 November,  Caroline has woven the sounds of Milton Keynes with her original compositions to create a sonic portrait of the city – which takes the Milton Keynes that is familiar to our eyes and opens it up to our ears. The Project Space exhibition includes a display of some of Caroline’s resource material and an opportunity to explore the on-line sound map which she has created to accompany the installation.

Related projects and events

Sound installation

City of Things
Friday 6 October – 5 November , 10 a.m. Midsummer Arcade, centre:mk