A lesson in how to draw attention

What’s this? Archaeologists at work excavating the front lawn of Bath’s illustrious and imposing Holburne Museum?

And has anyone noticed the signwriter has missed an ‘i’ out of the ‘Exhibition’ board he’s painting across the classically-styled portico?

Artist Mick Peter.

Don’t worry – all is not exactly as it seems at first glance.

This is an artistic ‘intervention’ by Mick Peter – a young man who started his career in Bath before the Glasgow School of Art and Oxford-based Ruskin School of Fine Art added more shine to his credentials.

Peter enjoys liberating drawn images from the page – and turning them into sculpture – in both a playful and witty way but let him tell us more about his work.

Three ‘interventional’ examples of which have just gone on display at the museum – where already they’re not going unnoticed!

Old Ghosts runs at the Holburne until May 15th. More details via https://www.holburne.org/events/mick-peter-old-ghosts/

Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the Holburne’s first main exhibition of the year – The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics – which is being developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and National Museums, Liverpool.

Queen Elizabeth the First by an unknown artist, circa 1558. © National Portrait Gallery, London

From January 28th you will have the chance of coming face-to-face with the five Tudor monarchs – Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I – who, to this day, remain some of the most familiar figures in English history; not least because these instantly recognisable portraits have preserved their likenesses for five centuries.

Visit https://www.holburne.org/events/the-tudors-passion-power-politics/ for more information and details on how to book.