Gnome installation in the Master Garden, Durham Castle College, University Durham

Echo of the Lumiere
Durham Castle Arts Society

Initially The Echo of the Lumiere was planned to display during the Lumiere Festival in Durham in 2013. Goshka Bialek member of SCR Durham University College had permissions from Artichoke (the official organiser of the Lumiere) and from Professor David Held, Master of the Castle to take part in the Lumiere event. Moreover she got funding from Durham University to carry out The Echo of the Lumiere project but unfortunately some authorities of the Durham University in last moment decided that this installations would not be shown during the Lumiere. Students who took part in this project were devastated.

Finally The Echo of the Lumiere was exhibited from 9th of March to 16th of March 2014 during the Art Week in the Castle, University College. Art Week is organised by students every year. Typically during the Art Week students prepare some theatre performances, music concerts, creative writing, art exhibition, etc. “Echo of the Lumiere” project was quite unusual event. It supposed to be displayed during the Lumiere Festival it means that was designed to be visible for public from outside of the Castle. Goshka with Students, SCR members and Ian Garrett, technician from Engineering Department, erected two installations: “Ghost” and “Garden Gnome”. Ghost was visible from Framwellgate Bridge (please see photograph below) and “Garden Gnome” was visible from the Palace Green.”

Media coverage
“Echo of the Lumiere” project appeared in local media. Link to few articles are listed below:
Article in The Northern Echo (1) (or check mirror of the article)
Article in The Northern Echo (2) (or check mirror of the article)
Article in Durham Times (1) (or check mirror of the article)
Article in Durham Times (2) (or check mirror of the article)
Article in Durham Advertiser (or check mirror of the article)
Article in News North East (or check mirror of the article)

Stolen “Garden Gnome” story
On 14 March 2014 “Garden Gnome” was stolen from Durham Castle Gardens – incident widely covered by local media. Link to few articles are listed below:
Article in Chronicle Live (or check mirror of the article)
Article in The Northern Echo (or check mirror of the article)
Article in Durham Times (or check mirror of the article)
Article in Durham Tab (or check mirror of the article)