Credit: Gallery visitors engage with the painting sʷəlməxʷəłt təməxʷ / Protecting Our Sacred Land (2017) by Brandon Gabriel. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus.
Open Sound & Sound Thinking
Find out about the artworks and exhibits in our annual Open Sound Program and the corresponding Sound Thinking symposiums.
Open Sound is an exhibition program developed in 2008 by Surrey Art Gallery to support the production and presentation of audio art forms as part of contemporary art practice. Open Sound seeks to feature the leading edge of audio art, and has included site specific installation, radio experiments, ecological practices, and other investigations into the limits of sound today.
Founded in 2008, Surrey Art Gallery's Sound Thinking symposium is an annual event that brings together practitioners and professionals in sound art. The symposium features leading sound artists, scholars, and researchers in the field of sound studies, along with visual artists who use sound as key components of their practice and musicians who experiment with the limits of music and sound.
Sound Thinking is part of Surrey Art Gallery's Open Sound program and relates to the sound artworks on display during the year.