Frontier Voices: In Arcadia et Ego

A huge art installation by Karen MacDougall

Installation artwork in a museum. Gold metal tags hung from red cords attached to columns

Dates

Until Friday 23 December

Visitor information

Times

During museum opening hours.


Location

Hadrian's Wall gallery, ground floor.


Price

Donations welcome (free entry).

About

Et in Arcadia Ego

(loosely translated as ‘I too am present in Arcadia’)
Correx board, paracord, wire and embossed metal foil pieces.


Et in Arcadia Ego is an installation artwork made by artist Karen MacDougall working with Great North Museum: Hancock visitors on 30 May, 31 May and 1 June 2022, as part of the Frontier Voices project celebrating 1900 years since Hadrian’s Wall was built. The installation is part of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival.

Visitors embossed metal foil to create their own individual identity tags – voices of today on Hadrian’s Frontier. The concept for the artwork is Roman columns and altars in a gallery full of evidence of the real people on the Roman Frontier 1900 years ago.

This is first of ten art installations in the Frontier Voices project and constructed along the length of Hadrian’s Wall in various locations. 

See Karen MacDougall’s blog to learn how the artworks are progressing and where you can find them: karenmacdougallartist.com

Funders

Arts Council England Lottery Arts Council England Lottery