Epiphany will be leading a creative retreat on Nov 9th-12th at Ashburnham Place. We will be joined by photographer, Rachel Kiley and artist, Tamara Jackson. Our time together will be largely unstructured, with gatherings morning and evening, as well as plenty of time to enjoy other creative times through each day. Click 'More info' to learn more!More info
Epiphany has close links with several art galleries around the UK. In November 2012 we were invited by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester to spend a day as a ‘live installation’ in the Gallery, playing improvised music in one section of the gallery each hour, and also moving round the gallery to respond with improvised music to specific pieces of artwork. It was at that event that we came up with the idea of playing ‘Sound Portraits’ for individual people. You can discover more about our unique Sound Portraits here.
Since that time we’ve returned on several occasions to the Whitworth, but also to Manchester Art Gallery and John Rylands Library at the invitation of art curator Lesley Sutton as she put on a ‘Passion Art Trail’ leading up to Easter 2014.
In September of that year Epiphany spent an evening at the National Portrait Gallery in London responding to artworks in the Gallery and offering individual Sound Portraits to visitors. Then in spring 2015 we returned to the newly reopened Whitworth to respond with improvised music to a specific exhibition in the Gallery. We also performed a live art to improvised performance with artist Naomi Kendrick in July 2016.
In recent years, we have performed twice in Tate Modern Liverpool where we responded to works in one of their major exhibitions and also in Manchester Art Gallery where we worked with Lesley Sutton at her Passion Art trail 2016.
For photos and videos of our work in Galleries, follow the links below. For current dates please visit our news and events page.
Upcoming Arts Project Events
The Space - a Creative retreat at Ashburnham Place
Some of our previous projects
Improvisation teaching weekend in Hounslow
Epiphany enjoyed leading an improvisation training weekend in Hounslow on the weekend of 3rd-5th September. We were joined by artist Tamara Jackson and had the privilege of working with ethnic musicians from other parts of the world during the weekend.
Epiphany spent a week at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex. Our time together included opportunities to play for the staff and volunteers at Ashburnham. One one afternoon an artist friend, Faith Heath, created a live piece of artwork to one of our improvisations. We were also joined by photographer Rachel Kiley who took some stunning photos during the week. Click to see more.Read More
Tadley Arts Festival (nr. Basingstoke)
Epiphany enjoyed taking part in a new Arts Festival in Tadley (near Basingstoke) on 19th October. The day was based at St Mary's Church in Tadley and we be played improvised responses to some of the artworks, then played Sound Portraits for several people. Then in the evening we led a creative 'Happening' event.
Epiphany took part in a remarkable 'Tabernacle' creative conference in Inverness, Scotland playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations.
Epiphany enjoyed a wonderfully creative evening at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester on 28th July as they played Sound Portraits for visitors to the Gallery as part of their 'Thursday Late' series and as they were joined by artist Naomi Kendrick in an exciting new collaboration as together they created a multi-layered ‘conversation’ between musicians, artist, space and audience.Read More