Generation exploration in action

Giant inflatables mimicking human body parts feature in a new exhibition in Lancashire.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 26th January 2015, 1:00 pm
Giant inflatables
Giant inflatables

The Generation AIR exhibition, inspired by human biology and the cells and organisms inside us, has arrived in Burnley’s Towneley Hall from the DLI Museum and Art Gallery in Durham, where it broke visitor records.

Until April 19 visitors can have fun with a giant tunnel shaped like a bone, tactile blood droplets suspended from the ceiling and moveable cushions in the form of giant blood cells.

Hayley Lees, one of the organisers, said: “The exhibition is inspired by human biology and the organisms and cells inside our bodies.

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“This is a multi-sensory experience, with sound and lighting and opportunities to handle parts of the soft sculptures. The exhibition is designed to be enjoyed by young children and just as much by adults.” AIR is one of four exhibitions touring four galleries in the North of England under the name of Generation.

The two-year tour is specially designed to encourage families to visit contemporary art galleries.

Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information about Generation, visit