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Jennifer Angus – “Lookabout”- O’Dell House Museum

May 7, 2017 - August 31, 2017

May 7 through August 2017

“Lookabout” – The Affecting History Of Two Young Gentlewomen, Who Were Ruined By Their Excessive Attachment To The Amusements Of The Town.
Lookabout was a popular Victorian game in which a small object was chosen and shown to everyone. Suitable items might include a pen, teaspoon, or…. an insect? One person was chosen to remain in the room. Everyone else leaves. The item is then placed somewhere unobtrusively. It must remain on view, but it could be placed low or high or put with other items. The other players return and look around to find the item. When they find it they sit down without saying where they found it. It is usually best to move some distance away from where the item was found so as not to give it away. Play continues until the last player finds the item, and then it becomes their turn to hide the object and the game starts over again.

Two fictional women will be “characters” in the story that is woven around the artifacts/exhibiton. The content will be defined by a month-long residency in April 2017. A core installation will be at ARTsPLACE and satellites will be placed in various sites in town (O’Dell Museum, King’s Theatre, Queen Anne Inn, and Historic Gardens), running through August 2017. People will be encouraged to visit all of the sites to complete the story.


May 7, 2017
August 31, 2017


O’Dell House Museum
136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada
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