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‘Artists’ Illustrated Talks’ programme at the Old Market Hall

 

Supported by FBC Manby Bowdler

Working with contemporary artists and major collections of contemporary art is integral to the vision for the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery to inspire new and different  ways of thinking about our historic collections.

 

Join us in this entertaining and thought-provoking monthly series of talks (September 2012 – July 2013) to find out more about and meet some of the international artists involved in our plans.

 

This Autumn we embark upon a series of monthly ‘Artists’ Illustrated Talks’ to be held at the Old Market Hall between September 2012 and July 2013.  The aim of this series of talks is to develop our audiences, stimulate debate and create support for the new museum.

 

So please do join us (and do encourage others!) to attend this unique series of talks! 

 

They provide the opportunity to meet a variety of speakers including the internationally renowned artists that have been commissioned to curate some of our museum collections and to make new artworks – especially for us! Find out the background behind the commissions, what has inspired the artists in their work and discover how they have approached the challenges of using their skills in working with us to help visitors enjoy and understand our museum collections in new ways.

 

The talks will provide a lively, entertaining and thought-provoking series of events in the build-up towards the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

 

For further information contact Adrian Plant, Exhibitions Officer,

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 01743 258887

adrian.plant@shropshire.gov.uk

 

 

SHREWSBURY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY LET THE VARIETY SHOW COMMENCE

Working with contemporary artists is integral to the vision for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery to inspire new and different ways of thinking about our historic collections.

 

Join us in this entertaining and thought-provoking monthly series of talks to find out more about contemporary art and to meet some of the international artists involved in our plans.

 

ARTISTS’ ILLUSTRATED TALKS

Supported by FBC Manby Bowdler

 

The Old Market Hall, Town Square, last Thursday of the month

10.00 – 11.30am

Venue/cafe open from 9.30am

£4 per talk or £3*

 (*concession for full-time students, unemployed, Museum Friends)

 £28 or £20* for Season Ticket for the whole series

 

Places are limited. To book tickets visit the

  Box Office at the Old Market Hall or Theatre Severn or call 01743 281281

A transaction fee of £1.50 will be charged on bookings, except those made in person in cash

 

Thurs 27 Sept     Artists, museums & history – new ways of curating 

Adrian Plant, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and Gill Nicol, Artist and Gallery consultant

A whistle-stop tour of modern art from 1900–1960 (to inform, enlighten, demystify and amuse!) by Gill Nicol of www.lightsgoingon.com whose mission is to make contemporary art more accessible.  Followed by a selected history of how artists have created new ways of engaging with museum collections and archives during this period.

 

Thurs 25 Oct        Understanding contemporary art – of the here and now

Adrian Plant, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and Gill Nicol, Artist and Gallery consultant

Why is an unmade bed or a black bin liner half full of gallery air considered a piece of art?  Looking at the sometimes radical art produced from 1960s-to the present day and its impact on museums.  Followed by an introduction to why contemporary artists are integral to the vision for the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Thurs 29 Nov        Divided Labour – The unsung crafts of ceramic industrialisation  

Neil Brownsword, Artist

International ceramicist, Neil Brownsword will talk about his role in developing the new displays of the museum’s Ceramics collections, his new ceramic artworks and his commisioning of film maker Johnny Magee to create an audio-visual installation exploring the often unseen histories of the people and processes of the ceramics industry.

 

Thurs 31 Jan        The Darwins’ Thinking Path  

2013                               Shirley Chubb,  Artist & John Hughes,  ShropshireWildlife Trust

                            International artist Shirley Chubb will talk about her work on the life and legacy of Charles Darwin and the new art work she is making for the museum inspired by the ‘thinking path’ within the grounds of The Mount, Darwin’s birthplace.  Shirley will be joined by John Hughes who has led on a campaign to restore the site as a place for the public to visit.

 

SHREWSBURY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY LET THE VARIETY SHOW CONTINUE

 

 

Thurs 28 Mar       The Hall of Rocks and Minerals

Ilana Halperin,  Artist

International artist Ilana Halperin will talk about her work developing the new displays of the museum’s Geology collections, her new ‘Geothermal Sculptures’ – artworks formed by geological processes  – and her commissioning of award-winning animation artist Iain Gardner to visualise the story of Shropshire’s ‘600 million year great geological journey’.

 

Thurs 25 Apr        The Now and the Here  

Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead,  Artists

International artists Jon Thomson and Ali Craighead will talk about the making of their new installation for the museum.  They will explain how they use live online material such as security web cams, audio feeds, chat room text transcripts and real-time data to create intriguing gallery installations that can change our perception of the world and ourselves.  Discover how they have approached their special commission for the new museum.

 

Thurs 30 May       Artists & Scientists working together in a post-modern world

Carolyn Black,  ExLab Project Manager

A major theme for the new Shrewsbury Musuem and Art Gallery is the relationship between artists and scientists.  Ex Lab is a ground-breaking arts programme on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset where earth scientists and artists have collaborated to reveal hidden landscapes.  Ex Lab is a ‘living laboratory’ of science-inspired art experiences which aims to offer visitors vivid moments of insight and wonder.

 

Thurs 4 July         And now Ladies and Gentleman… the new Variety Show begins

Gill Nicol,  Artist and GalleryConsultant

The series concludes with a preview of the Frank Cohen Collection who have generously loaned artworks from their international contemporary art collection for the opening ‘Special Exhibition’ at the new museum.  Artworks from this major collection have been specially selected to resonate with the museum collections.

 

 

 

               For Further information call Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 01743 258885

visit www.shrewsburymuseums.com/exhibitions

 or http://www.oldmarket hall.co.uk

and follow us on Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Facebook

 

 

                                                                                                             Tracey Emin

                                                                                                                        I Know, I Know, I Know  2007

White and blue neon 261 x 112 cm    Ed 1/3

                                                                                                      Courtesy of The Frank Cohen Collection

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