An exhibition of artwork inspired by Industry at Museum of Bath at Work
Tracy Page and Stephanie Bengry-Howell – known collectively as Object Art- have been working for five months with staff at the Museum of Bath at Work to create a series of artworks inspired by the Museum’s collection of working exhibits and archives.
These comprise six huge hanging panels, decorated with designs created by visitors to the museum using vintage spirograph drawing machines, miniature wire sculptures created in response to visitor suggestions and a gothic installation inspired by the reports of Bath’s Medical Officer of Health in the 1860s.
The residency at the Museum of Bath at Work was funded through a grant from the Arts Council and is the first such collaboration that the museum has been involved with.
Director Stuart Burroughs said ‘ The sculptures are varied in scale and subject from the vast hanging panels created with spirographs to the miniature models made in wire.
As for the spirograph drawings, I didn’t have one of these drawing machines when I was a boy, so it was fun to have a go myself.
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and as I had hoped, has given us all a different perspective on the museum displays and collections. Brilliant!’
The exhibition is on display until June 10th and admission to the display is free with admission. The Museum is open from 10.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with last admission at 4.00p.m.
For more details contact Stuart Burroughs at the Museum of Bath at Work on 01225 318348 or firstname.lastname@example.org