Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Gallery are hosting an unusual Beefheart related exhibition from 11th November 2023 to 17th February 2024 called Rooms to Live.
Rooms to Live is a collaborative piece by artists Derek Tyman and Andy Webster centred around two interrelated sculptural installations – Trout House Replica and So the Red Rose.
As the name suggests, Trout House Replica recreates the interior of the Los Angeles Woodland Hills house where Beefheart dictated his legendary Trout Mask Replica album to the long suffering Magic Band.
This space is being used throughout the exhibition as a performance space for musicians. As well as live performances there will be workshops, screenings, talks/panel discussions and artist/musicians residencies. Beefheart the Musical by Gina Birch and Helen Reddington on 6th January 2024 will be one of the highlights !
See the Rooms to Live Events (PDF) for what’s happening when,
The exhibition was kicked off on 11th November by a performance from Alan Dunn and Mersey Trout
Also on show will be archival material relating to Don’s first exhibition of paintings in 1972 at the Liverpool Bluecoat gallery and the Beefheart celebration there in 2017. Alongside this will be the arts project Blue Room which produces work in response to Beefheart’s music and art.
For more information take a look at the Press Release – Rooms to Live (PDF)