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Jon Adams: Look About

Jon Adams: Look About
look about cultural olympiad

Look About is a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth based artist/geologist Jon Adams in response to Accentuate and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England. This creatively driven, multilayered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, and Jon’s autobiographical experiences.

Look About: Artefacts is a touring and evolving exhibition that includes elements of research material that Jon has gathered from around the South East, including illustrations and ‘fossils’ such as hair clips, napkins and train timetables. Each ‘fossil’ provides a link to a particular day or event, which in turn is also represented as a geological time-zone (chronozone) diagram.

Look About: Transmission is a screen-based work featuring film, animation and sound works inspired by Jon’s mapping of Cultural Olympiad and Accentuate events in the South East. Transmission is evolving as it gathers data at each exhibition location, growing and metamorphosing to eventually comprise 128 Fragments – printed artwork which uses geological metaphors to produce visual diaries, and digital films/animations inspired by geological and other correlated themes gathered throughout the journey.




Opening times:

Thu 19 – Sun 22 April 11am-4pm
Thu 26 – Sun 29 April 11am-4pm
Mon 30 Apr – Wed 2 May 11am-4pm

Accompanying events:

Mon 30 Apr – Wed 2 May Artist Jon Adams in residence aboard LV21
Tue 1 May 1-3pm & Wed 2nd 1-3pm FREE drop-in workshops
Wed 2 May 6-8.30pm Meet the Artist



Look About is part of Accentuate, the London 2012 Legacy Programme for the South East. Accentuate has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, SEEDA and the Regional Cultural Agencies.

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Please note

The renovation of the vessel is an ongoing process and as such some areas are not accessible.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times aboard the vessel. Wear suitable flat, non-slip shoes. Please contact LV21 if you want to discuss any access issues.

Free parking available on site. For directions to Light Vessel 21 please visit our contact page.

Please note that toilet facilities available onsite only during 30 April – 2 May



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