Martin Parker

Searching sound with sound, new installation at Newhailes

Photo by Anna Chapman

I’ve just completed a sound installation devised for the library of the atmospheric National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes Estate. Dr Johnston once described this room as “the most learned drawing room in Europe” but its shelves are now empty.

The work was devised and created in collaboration with artist Anna Chapman whose exhibition “Subjects of Melancholy Retrospection” has drawn extensively from the books that once belonged to the library and now reside in the National Library of Scotland.

Subjects for Melancholy Retrospection
Newhailes, near Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 August – 6 September 2010
private view
Wednesday 4 August 6-8pm
additional late opening
Thursday 26 August 6-8pm

More information about the estate and how to get there is available here; http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/47/.