bringing contemporary music and arts to the widest possible audience
The most well-known of the artistic experiences that Eye Music Trust runs are music, dance, workshops and other events within Colourscape walk-in environments, which we stage at festivals and other venues throughout the UK and abroad.
Colourscapes are walk-in structures of colour and light, originally created by artist Peter Jones in the early 70s. Over 35 have been made, in many different sizes and shapes offering different experiences.
In 1994 Eye Music Trust commissioned the largest ever Colourscape (Festival One) with funds from the National Lottery. Since then, Eye Music Trust has commissioned two further Colourscapes – “Festival Two” and “Moonorooni”. All three are presented by Eye Music throughout the UK and abroad for events and workshops linking music and colour.
Cwmni Colourscape, the partnership of artists Peter Jones and Lynne Dickens, has three Colourscapes, "Mirror Islands", "Wings" and "Sky Holes", and continues to develop new work.
Each of the Colourscapes have different qualities and functions:
* Festival One and Two for presentations of larger-scale performances, events and workshops
* Moonorooni for workshops and performances on smaller sites
* Mirror Islands and Wings for experiences of pure colour and light
* Smaller structures include ColourDome and Sky Holes.
While exploring the many interconnected chambers you experience the intensity and subtlety of colour in a new way. The only colours actually used in the structures are translucent red, blue, green, yellow and opaque grey, but you will see mixtures of colours that you may not be able to name.
Visit our What’s On pages to see where Colourscape is on near you.
Colourscape is for all ages, enjoyed by all from babies to 100 year-olds!
Before you enter Colourscape you put on a coloured cloak so that you become part of the colour experience. After that you can explore freely, creating your own journey and experience.
People often find the intense experience of being immersed in strong colour difficult to describe, resorting to almost poetic descriptions: "I felt I could breathe the colours"…."like being wrapped in a rainbow”….”like walking inside a sleeping giant"
Visit our comments page to see the reactions of some of our many thousands of visitors.