Portfolio: Exhibitions

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Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece - National Gallery

I worked with 59 Productions to create the sound design for this innovative new exhibition at the National Gallery. The exhibition takes a deep dive into just one single painting, the Virgin on the Rocks, by Leonardo Da Vinci. It examines the natural environment that inspired the piece, the use of light, the religious inspirations, and how it differs from the first version of the paining he made.


V&A Unframed

I worked with film-maker Emily Harris, having previously working on her film for the V&A exhibition Glastonbury: Land and Legend, to create this film for the V&A’s exhibition at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. We created a 5.1 mix for the film, plus placed specific sounds and interviews in speakers concealed in a model box created by Tortoise in a Nutshell’s designer, Amelia Bird.

Photo Gareth Fry

Photo Gareth Fry

Moments of Silence - Imperial War Museum

I worked with 59 Production’s Richard Slaney to create this exhibition for the IWM. In the first space I created a soundtrack entirely out of the sound of sand, to accompany a projected abstract piece animated using sand particles. The second space, which was completely dark and treated to be acoustically dead, featured am ambisonic soundscape of a number of two-minute silences, that myself, my team and others recorded of a variety of memorial silences held across the world, from St. Pauls to a submarine, from Derby Football Club to the Everest Base Camp.


Lock Her Up - Tate Modern

Working with artists Sabrina Mahfouz, Rachel Mars and Paula Varjack, and Fuel, I created three ten-minute pieces responding to the theme of incarcerated women. These were exhibited at the Tate Modern museum, then at the Latitude Festival, with future exhibitions in the planning.


Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark exhibition - Somerset House

I worked with Somerset House Studio’s artist Eloise Hawser, and sound artist Laura Mitchison, to create two soundscapes for Eloise’s exhibition, By The Deep, By The Mark, looking at liquid flow within the body, and the city.


Made in Space - Tycho Brahe

I worked with 59 Production’s Lysander Ashton to create the sound design for Copenhagen’s Tycho Brahe permanent exhibition. It features Kinect, touchscreen and motion tracking interactives, as well as regular video content and soundscapes in other parts of the gallery.

Perfume exhibition - Somerset House

Collaborating with curators Claire Catterall, Lizzie Ostrom and podcast producer Jo Barratt, I worked on creating a soundtrack for each of the ten perfumes that feature in this exhibition.


Glastonbury Land and Legend exhibition - V&A

V&A museum

I worked with the V&A Theatre and Performance Department to help create this exhibition, which looks at the world of Glastonbury Festival beyond the music. I went to Glastonbury Festival in 2014 and 2016 to record a mix of atmosphere and interviews with attendees and staff. From this we created two exhibitions, one at the Page Quadrennial in 2015, and on at the V&A museum in London in 2016.



By Me William Shakespeare - Somerset House

Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, for 59 Productions.

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Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright - V&A

V&A Museum, for 59 Productions.

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500 Years of Hampton Court: A Digital Tapestry - Hampton Court

Hampton Court Buttery, for 59 Productions. 

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David Bowie Is - V&A and touring

V&A, for 59 Productions

I cleaned and remastered vast swathes of David Bowie's material for this exhibition, as well as creating original Bowie-esque soundscapes for various areas of the exhibition. I also worked with Sennheiser to design the layout of the innovative Guideport headphone system and the Auro 3D sound system.

The exhibition opened at the V&A Museum, London, UK Summer 2014 and has since visited the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; MIS, Sao Paulo; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; MCA, Chicago;; Philharmonie de Paris, France; ACMI, Melbourne; Groniger Museum, Groniger; MAMbo, Bologna; Warehouse Terrada G1, Tokyo and the Museum del Disseny, Barcelona.

"excellent sound design from Gareth Fry" Der Tagesspiegel

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Interview with Gareth on David Bowie Is

Digital Revolution - Barbican Curve

Barbican Curve, for 59 Productions.

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Five Stages of Truth - V&A

V&A exhibition. Presented in London at the V&A, the National Theatre and toured internationally. Director: Katie Mitchell

Forbidden Peacock

Brunswick Shopping Centre.
Director & Designer: Takis.

Touching Space - Royal Academy

Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Directors: Catherine Alexander& Victoria Gould