Luke Jerram - credit Bristol City Council

Honiton Gallery asks for public to vote

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is encouraging the public to vote for them. THG has been shortlisted by Connect! as one of only 5 venues nationally to go to a public vote to win top contemporary artist, Luke Jerram, to lead an amazing art installation and evening event at THG in the October Museums at Night festival.

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

This is a rare opportunity to bring this top contemporary artist to Devon. Our goal is to secure as many votes as possible so please encourage all your family and friends to vote for us too

said Angela Blackwell – THG Curator.

The public vote is now open until 8pm Saturday 16 May. Voting is easy, use the link and select Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

If THG wins Luke Jerram, his plan is to install over a thousand clocks throughout the gallery and garden. Donated by visitors, local businesses, community groups, school children and families, these timepieces will transform the space visually and aurally, reviving the familial environment of our 200 year old building.

Not only will the gallery run a late night event during the installation but we will keep the exhibition open for several days and run a series of accompanying events and workshops.

Nick Stockman, Culture24 Campaigns Manager said:

This year the Connect! competition is more exciting than ever with the artist-led events in October. All of the competing venues have wonderfully creative ideas for what they’d like their chosen artist to do if they win. Now every venue will be trying their hardest to get people to vote for them: we’d like to wish all the museums, galleries and heritage sites the best of luck!

Once voting is underway, the Museums at Night website will display the percentage of votes per venue. However, from 5pm on Wednesday 13th May, Museums at Night will hide the percentages so that the announcement of the winning venues at 9pm on Saturday 16th May will be a surprise.

The winning venue receives a bursary of £3000 to support their event, enabling an ambitious and creative event. The venue coming second place will receive a £300 bursary, while those who come third will receive £200 each and fourth and fifth will receive £100 each, helping everyone to be part of the festival. Vote to bring a top British artist to Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) Devon and help create a magical art installation.

For more details or how to vote, please visit the THG website or call 01404 45006 or email.