A journey through Oldway Mansion, its spaces, ghosts and histories – from the Palace of Versailles that inspired its architecture, to the dreams and inventions of Singer and his family. Transformed through 3D soundscapes and immersive environments, Oldway Mansion will reveal its memories of over 100 years rooted in the heart of Torbay. What are the stories behind its grand rooms, empty corridors and Parisian gardens? What can they tell us about the life cycle of a building and the people who have known it? What can they tell us about what we value and how we celebrate or mark the moments to cherish?
An exciting feature of this work is the adaptation of a historical soundscape from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) major 2018 exhibition Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789. Originally recorded at Oldway Mansion in 2018 this exclusive feature brings to life first hand accounts of 17th& 18thcentury visitors to Versailles.
Oldway Mansion is the former home to the Singer family and one of Torbay’s most iconic buildings. From 1904-1907 Paris Singer remodelled the building, inspired by the architecture of the Palace of Versailles.
This is a new collaboration between Chris Timpson (Aurelia Soundworks) and Amy Pitt – artists specialising in immersive experiences, creating 3D soundscapes and performative installations respectively.
Historical Soundscape Adaptation based upon audio content © 2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved. The original audio content from which this historical soundscape is adapted was supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
All ages welcome. Most suitable for ages 8 and over.
Free Entry. (Donations towards the restoration of Oldway Mansion invited at the door.)
Timed entries with a limited number of visitors at each entry. We recommend that you book in advance.
Some sessions during Mon 10th – Thurs 13th June will be held for schools and larger groups. Please contact the Eyeview team for information.
Full dates, times & locations
7 - 16 June 2019
10.00am - 8.30pm daily
Timed entries each 90 minutes at: 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm.