Shuswap artists invited to bring the noise

Sound machine exhibit planned for Salmon Arm Art Gallery in 2020

Salmon Arm Arts Centre staff have their eyes, and ears, open for artists interested in contributing to an exhibition involving sound machines.

Expressions of interest are now being accepted by the Salmon Arm Art Gallery for the exhibit, planned for Aug. 15 to Oct. 3, 2020.

Exhibits will range in size and shape but have one thing in common: they all make a sound. With room for up to 14 exhibits, the aim for artistic director Tracey Kutschker is that when multiple sound machines are used, the sounds produced will challenge the definition of music.

Artists are usually given 18 to 24 months advanced scheduling for exhibition programs because they need time to find and refine an idea and create their work. Also taken into account is the time Kutschker needs to arrange the displays so they can come together as a cohesive whole.

Read more: Salmon Arm artist shares love for painting with Roots & Blues performers

Read more: Roots and Blues performer endorses young Salmon Arm climate change activists

“We try to be very innovative with new media because Salmon Arm is in a bit of a traditional art zone where lots of people recognize paintings and sculptures and drawings but not really much else,” Kutschker said. “Being able to expose the community to new kinds of media is one of our priorities, and sound and audio works are pretty mainstream now.”

The gallery has had sound exhibits before, with the likes of Experiment in F# Minor by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller featured in 2015.

“A lot of artists in the area are working with sound, so we thought what would be interesting is to have an exhibition of sound machines, but the experience is that you create,” Kutschker said.

The gallery will be accepting expressions of interest until October 30, 2019. Forms can be found on the arts centre website at


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Salmon Arm pickleball club’s request for defibrillator will go to city budget

City council decides to forward request for Klahani Park to 2021 budget deliberations

RCMP looking for witnesses to man punching woman in head in North Shuswap

Incident occurred July 15 on Squilax Anglemont Road

Chase RCMP report man pepper-sprayed while inquiring about paddle boards

Victim suspected two people stopped in North Shuswap in the early morning hours were thieves

Solution wanted for poor cellular service in Salmon Arm Industrial Park

Economic development society says spotty service negatively impacting sales potential

Debris from flooding prompts concern around Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail

Resident says long-term plan needed for popular public pathway

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Five B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

No new COVID-19 cases in Kelowna over the weekend

Kelowna has nine of the Interior Health region’s 13 active cases

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

West Kelowna woman upset with RCMP response to street brawl

A physical altercation between a group of teens and a group of adults erupted on a West Kelowna street Sunday evening

Kelowna real estate agent fined $6,500 for ‘misleading’ website

The website listed several services its owner was not licensed to provide

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Most Read