We have been working with three artists to create a brand new exhibition which sees museum objects not usually on public display, uncovered and reimagined. Thread artist Hayley Mills-Styles, visual artist Louise K Wilson and digital story teller Gemma Nash, have taken inspiration from the intriguing and wonderful objects housed within the museum stores to create brand new pieces of art.
Building on the success of the 2015-2016 Arts&Heritage funded project, View to the Past, Thackray Uncovered seeks to open up objects in storage and explore new ways of understanding the museum collection through the collaboration of art and science. The exhibition showcases three very different pieces of work, all inspired by very different museum objects.
Catherine Robins, Assistant Curator said: “Working with Gemma, Louise and Hayley has been a really exciting opportunity to explore areas of the collection that the public don’t normally get to see and it’s been a great opportunity for me to think about the collections in a different way too”.
In conjunction with the exhibition, each artist will lead a public workshop, giving visitors the chance to try for themselves some of the techniques used in the artworks. Workshops cost just £5 and are suitable for ages 12 upwards. The first session will take place on 16th March with Hayley Mills-Styles, followed by Gemma Nash on 20th April and Louise K Wilson on15th June.
The exhibition opened to the public on 13th March 2017 and runs until 30th June 2017.