Art gallery – 911 Gallery http://911gallery.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:32:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://911gallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-28T144735.431-150x150.png Art gallery – 911 Gallery http://911gallery.org/ 32 32 The Albright Knox Art Gallery will reopen in May https://911gallery.org/the-albright-knox-art-gallery-will-reopen-in-may/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:32:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/the-albright-knox-art-gallery-will-reopen-in-may/ BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo AKG Art Museum, known for years as the Albright Knox Art Gallery, will reopen in May. The museum has been closed for nearly two years as it undergoes a $230 million improvement project. “This historic milestone would not have been possible without the efforts of an incredible team and the […]]]>

BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo AKG Art Museum, known for years as the Albright Knox Art Gallery, will reopen in May.

The museum has been closed for nearly two years as it undergoes a $230 million improvement project.

“This historic milestone would not have been possible without the efforts of an incredible team and the support of thousands of people who believe in Buffalo AKG’s mission,” said Janne Sirén, Director of Peggy Pierce Elfvin. “Jeffrey Gundlach’s unprecedented generosity was the fuel that propelled this campaign, and the incredible support of Governor Hochul and New York State got us across the finish line. Our new campus allows us to create world-class museum experiences for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and identities. Words cannot describe how thrilled we are to welcome the world to Buffalo AKG on May 25, 2023, a pivotal moment in the history of our city and our region.

The reopening date is now set for May 25.

“As one of the nation’s oldest public art institutions, the expansion of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum is a transformative project that will provide a significant boost to Buffalo’s future,” Governor Kathy said. Hochul. “This project will add new life and vitality to this great historic institution, and is a continuation of the ongoing revitalization of Western New York.”

The project was spearheaded by the largest capital campaign for a cultural institution in Western New York history.

“The vision of this project is to create a museum that can serve as a platform for human expression and a cultural resource for all members of our community,” said Board Chair Alice Jacobs. “Buffalo AKG management constantly evaluates the museum’s role in today’s rapidly changing world and how best to contribute and partner with others for the public good. Jeffrey Gundlach’s corresponding challenges stated that this project should be supported by individuals and businesses as well as the public sector. Our partners at all levels of government have risen to the occasion. From Governor Hochul and her administration to Representative Brian Higgins, to Senator ‘State Sean Ryan, State Senator Tim Kennedy, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County Legislature, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, a wide range of elected officials demonstrated this truly shared vision for the Buffalo AKG as a museum for all Western New York communities.”

The museum will house exhibits, five classrooms and three new entrances.

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Fine Jewelry Artist Cindy Chao Opens Art Gallery in Taipei https://911gallery.org/fine-jewelry-artist-cindy-chao-opens-art-gallery-in-taipei/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:09:39 +0000 https://911gallery.org/fine-jewelry-artist-cindy-chao-opens-art-gallery-in-taipei/ Fine jewelry artist, Cindy Chao, and her creations at her new Taipei art gallery CINDY CHAO The art jewel Renowned jewelry house CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel, founded by Taiwanese fine jewelry artist Cindy Chao, has opened its first gallery in Taipei, showcasing the artist’s latest fine jewelry masterpieces in a new setting . This […]]]>

Renowned jewelry house CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel, founded by Taiwanese fine jewelry artist Cindy Chao, has opened its first gallery in Taipei, showcasing the artist’s latest fine jewelry masterpieces in a new setting . This new gallery joins the other Chao boutiques in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel Gallery, located in the luxury Regent Taipei Hotel, is designed to give visitors a glimpse into the world of Cindy Chao and “to create an intimate and exclusive mini-museum dedicated to showcasing the most iconic works of the House,” Chao said in a statement.

Chao’s vision for the space was realized through an international team of world-class designers. Renowned Dutch architect, Tom Postma, who has worked with Chao in the past, was the lead on the project. Renowned French designer Ingrid Donat created the gallery’s handcrafted bronze walls. Two design teams from Singapore and Belgium designed the showcases and displays.

Chao says that the atmosphere of the museum was achieved by drawing inspiration from the rules of classical architecture: “the creation of a strong central axis, bordered by specially designed display cases, distinct focal points and the use of materials designed to last for centuries”.

The four freestanding display cases in the center of the gallery feature five Black Label Masterpiece creations, each showcasing Chao’s ability to combine extraordinary creativity with exceptional craftsmanship. Weighing nearly 500 pounds each, the display cases seem weightless, finding their balance on a slender base and purpose-built frame.

One of the focal points of the gallery is the large display case set into a mirrored wall where nine of Chao’s fine art jewels float inside. The “zero-gravity showcase,” 126 inches long and 47 inches tall, is the largest of its kind in the world, Chao claims. The levitating parts are constantly in motion, their appearance changing depending on the lighting. From inside this showcase emerges a torso displaying one of the collection’s most valuable necklaces.

The combination of the elaborate concept, museum atmosphere and timeless elements sets the gallery apart, says Chao. It is a space designed to surprise and inspire both customers and the public.

The gallery will include two of Chao’s latest creations: the 2022 Black Label masterpiece “Caribbean Summer Brooch” and the 2022 Black Label masterpiece “Spring Cardamom Brooch”. The two sculptural pieces combine the use of Chao’s favorite gemstone, the emerald, with his preference for realistic displays of flora.

2022 Black Label Masterpiece ‘Caribbean Summer Brooch’

In this piece, Chao recreates the leaf of Muso, common currency in the Caribbean. Airy and realistic, the edge of the leaf with its folds and curves is made of a dusting of tsavorites that surrounds bands set with more than 2,000 diamonds of multiple sizes. This was Chao’s first time using the channel setting technique. The gems, including the center pin, are lightweight, strong, and colorful titanium. On one of the folds of the leaf stands a 3.80-carat pear-shaped Muzo Colombian emerald.

Cindy Chao says she inherited her mastery of architectural space and her sculptural abilities from her grandfather, who was an architect, and her father, who was a sculptor. To create this brooch, she used the lost-wax technique to painstakingly carve the leaf into a sculptural 3D form with ripples, bends and soft organic lines. The titanium was then molded to follow the shape of the original wax sculpture, a process in which precision is essential to maintain the realistic dynamics and beauty of the brooch.

2022 Black Label Masterpiece ‘Spring Cardamom Brooch’

This piece was specially created for the launch of CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel Gallery. Inspired by freshly sprouted cardamom pods, the brooch embodies “the vitality and hope of a new spring,” says Chao. Crafted in the shape of a budding pod, with an undulating silhouette, the brooch is a fine example of Chao’s three-dimensional craftsmanship.

The main gem is an 81.11 carat oval-shaped cabochon Colombian emerald, extremely rare in size and quality. The gem is complemented by the brown diamonds, tsavorites, demantoids, color-changing garnet, alexandrites and green sapphires that surround it.

Chao has had quite a run since opening her fine jewelry house in 2004. Among her accolades, she has had her works inducted into three major international museums, and in 2021 Chao was subsequently named a Knight in the Order of Arts et Lettres, becoming the first Asian jewelry artist to receive this prestigious French nomination.

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Photography Preservation Conference scheduled for Sarnia Art Gallery https://911gallery.org/photography-preservation-conference-scheduled-for-sarnia-art-gallery/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:57:23 +0000 https://911gallery.org/photography-preservation-conference-scheduled-for-sarnia-art-gallery/ Content of the article One of the most frequently asked questions at the Lambton County Archives is how to preserve memorabilia, says Nicole Aszalos. Content of the article “We all have our own archives at home,” said the archivist and archives supervisor. “We have images of us as children, adults and our grandparents – all […]]]>

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One of the most frequently asked questions at the Lambton County Archives is how to preserve memorabilia, says Nicole Aszalos.

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“We all have our own archives at home,” said the archivist and archives supervisor. “We have images of us as children, adults and our grandparents – all of it.”

She is one of two speakers at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery this month for talks on art and ideas, in connection with the museum’s 10th anniversary Re View exhibition.

The first Nov.-Jan. 21 exhibition at one and a half year streak includes a look at photography by JS Thom, who built the 1893 Thom Building that has housed the gallery for the past decade.

Aszalos’ November 17 lecture, Archiving Memories, is billed as exploring the evolution of different types of photographic technologies, including those used by Thom, and what is known about how they degrade over time. years and strategies to help make them last.

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“We have all these significant documents, photos and objects that we want to preserve,” Aszalos said.

Tintype photography, for example, will show raised fingerprints after decades, while acetate negatives are inherently self-destructive, she said.

Still, there are strategies to circumvent some of these shortcomings, she noted.

“To still keep them (for a while), even if it’s not ideal.”

A second Art & Ideas conference featuring heritage planner Jack Mallon is scheduled for November 24.

His session will focus, in part, on the evolution of the Thom Building renovations for the gallery, which incorporated Victorian and Modernist styles, a press release from the gallery said. Mallon is also expected to discuss the Sarnia tornado of 1953, its impact on downtown commercial Victorian architecture and subsequent urban renewal, the statement added.

The two free talks start at 7 p.m. and people can register at jnaag.cain the Lecture Series: Art & Ideas section.

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The Art Gallery of New South Wales announces nine days of art, music, performance and lectures to celebrate the opening of the new building https://911gallery.org/the-art-gallery-of-new-south-wales-announces-nine-days-of-art-music-performance-and-lectures-to-celebrate-the-opening-of-the-new-building/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 05:51:03 +0000 https://911gallery.org/the-art-gallery-of-new-south-wales-announces-nine-days-of-art-music-performance-and-lectures-to-celebrate-the-opening-of-the-new-building/ Grammy-nominated international pop star Ellie Goulding will headline a concert as part of nine days of opening celebrations – including a lecture series and a spectacular artist-designed nighttime drone show – when the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens its new building on December 3, 2022. The Concert Art for all is one of […]]]>

Grammy-nominated international pop star Ellie Goulding will headline a concert as part of nine days of opening celebrations – including a lecture series and a spectacular artist-designed nighttime drone show – when the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens its new building on December 3, 2022.

The Concert Art for all is one of the highlights of the curated program of art, lectures, performances and workshops from December 3-11. The program of cultural events and experiences will celebrate the opening of Sydney’s new cultural landmark, the new art gallery building designed by SANAA, bringing to life many forms of art beyond the walls and art gallery grounds.

Key highlights of the program include:

  • Art for all: a free concert in The Domain on December 10, featuring Ellie Goulding, award-winning singer, art lover and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador with over 19 billion streams on Spotify, alongside Australian singer Meg Mac and the electronic duo Electric Fields, led by AnotEnglish artist and singer Zaachariaha Fielding.
  • Artistic creation : a nighttime drone show from December 3-11 over Woolloomooloo Bay created by artist Kamilaroi Reko Rennie. The show will feature 400 drones animating beautiful works of art in the sky above the Sydney Art Gallery and Royal Botanic Garden to a soundtrack.
  • Artistic exchange: a series of public conversations from December 3-11 between artists, thought leaders and creatives from around the world discussing ideas, challenges and innovations in art and culture today. Panelists include artists Lisa Reihana, Reko Rennie, Howie Tsui and Adrián Villar Rojas; curator, writer, co-founder and executive director of The World Around at the Guggenheim Museum in New York Beatrice Galilee; director of M+ in Hong Kong Suhanya Raffel; comedian Steven Oliver; chefs Adam Liaw, Christine Manfield, Matt Moran and Clayton Wells; former Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce; and human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson.
  • Performances: a series of special performances at the art gallery include GABAN by Brook Andrew, an interdisciplinary artist from the Wiradjuri Nation, recognized for his investigation of dominant Western narratives and the history of colonialism; RITUALa powerful and captivating choreographic work by actress, filmmaker and martial artist Maria Tran, one of Asia’s leading action stars, presented inside the Outlaw exhibition in the new building; and Animate loadinga choreographic work adapted to the site and directed by a disability of Riana Head-Toussaint.
  • Workshops: A weaving workshop run by artists from the Milingimbi Arts and Culture Center in northeastern Arnhem Land. The studio is a response to a series of naturally dyed woven artworks on display in the Yiribana Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, the first gallery visitors encounter in Yiribana’s new gallery building. art.

The opening celebration events for the new art gallery building are proudly supported by the NSW Government through its major tourism and events agency, Destination NSW.

“The opening of the new Art Gallery of NSW building is a chance for everyone to celebrate the best of Sydney art and culture within the grounds of the estate. We are delighted to share this free nine-day program with Sydney and the world at this stunning new cultural destination, which will open in a month,” said Arts, Tourism and Indigenous Affairs Minister Ben Franklin.

This stellar program of events will be a major draw for visitors to Sydney, attracting over 33,000 visitors to the port city and injecting $20 million into the New South Wales economy.

It is part of an unparalleled calendar of world-class events that the NSW Government is building to achieve its goal of making Sydney and NSW the major events capital and premier tourism economy in Asia-Pacific.

The transformation and expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW will create an art museum campus with two buildings linked by an art garden. The centerpiece of the project is the new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA, which will open on December 3.

“The Art Gallery expansion is the most significant cultural development in the city since the Sydney Opera House nearly half a century ago,” said the Art Gallery Director of New South Wales, Michael Brand.

“We invite everyone to join us for any or all of these exciting free events that extend the impact of art beyond the walls of the art gallery.”

“With the opening of our spectacular new building and the revitalized existing building, we will now be able to better connect the voices of artists past and present with our audiences.”

“And to be a generous host for those who arrive with an open mind, very focused eyes and a sense of visual adventure,” Mr. Brand said.


As part of the celebrations, the art gallery will extend opening hours in both buildings. From December 3 to 11, the Art Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except Tuesday December 6 when the existing building will close at 5 p.m.). For more information visit: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au for more details.

Image: Architectural rendering of the forecourt and reflecting pools of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, designed by Kathryn Gustafson and GGN, with the new building on the far left – produced by bloomimages Berlin GmbH

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Museum and art gallery receive funding from the Arts Council https://911gallery.org/museum-and-art-gallery-receive-funding-from-the-arts-council/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:30:02 +0000 https://911gallery.org/museum-and-art-gallery-receive-funding-from-the-arts-council/ Culture and tourism November 04, 2022 The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has received £450,000 from Arts Council England as part of the new National Portfolio fund. Arts Council England (ACE) announced today (4 November) that the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded National Portfolio Organization status by Arts Council England as part […]]]>
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The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has received £450,000 from Arts Council England as part of the new National Portfolio fund.

Arts Council England (ACE) announced today (4 November) that the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded National Portfolio Organization status by Arts Council England as part of its investment 2023-26.

The museum has received a grant of £450,000 spread over three years and will be used to fund the museum’s ‘Stories from Northamptonshire’ project.

The project will engage groups and communities across Northamptonshire to develop a series of exhibitions, events, books and digital resources examining different aspects of Northamptonshire’s history through objects, architecture, landscapes and experiences personal.

The three-year project, which will focus on working with diverse communities across West Northamptonshire to enable their creativity and provide them with opportunities to enjoy the widest possible range of arts and culture, will culminate in a major exhibition ; A History of Northamptonshire in 100 Objects, which will include augmented reality walkthroughs, digital assets and a series of linked exhibits at locations across Northamptonshire.

We are extremely grateful for the support provided by Arts Council England. This funding will allow us to develop Northampton’s cultural quarter and raise the profile of Northamptonshire’s rich history through a unique collection of exhibits.

We hope this three-year project will help nurture the next generation of cultural and artistic talent and increase opportunities for people from all walks of life. It will also be an opportunity for people to visit Northampton and enjoy the high quality art and heritage that our county has to offer.

Cllr Adam Brown, West Northamptonshire Council Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Leisure

To be eligible for the funds, WNC had to demonstrate that it could make a strong contribution to Arts Council England’s Let’s Create strategy. The 10-year vision aims to enable everyone to have high quality cultural experiences in England.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum share stories of the region’s rich shoemaking heritage, bringing history to life and inspiring the local community.

We are pleased to welcome them to the portfolio over the next three years and hope that these museums and their collections will fascinate, educate and inspire those who visit them.

Peter Knott, Regional Director of Arts Council England

Thanks to this new government funding scheme, which distributes more money to more communities than ever before, people living in areas from Wolverhampton to Wigan and Crawley to Chesterfield will now be able to enjoy the profound economic and social rewards that culture can bring.

We continue to support our icons such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company, but today’s announcement will allow organizations in places too often overlooked to get the support they need to transform the access to the arts for everyone, wherever they live.

Cultural Secretary Michelle Donelan

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Vancouver Art Gallery appoints Sirish Rao as Head of Audience Engagement https://911gallery.org/vancouver-art-gallery-appoints-sirish-rao-as-head-of-audience-engagement/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 23:39:14 +0000 https://911gallery.org/vancouver-art-gallery-appoints-sirish-rao-as-head-of-audience-engagement/ The Vancouver Art Gallery has hired writer, art leader and cultural innovator Sirish Rao as Director of Audience Engagement and Learning, effective January 16. Rao spent a decade at Tara Books, one of India’s leading publishing houses, and has other international connections through his work with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the […]]]>

The Vancouver Art Gallery has hired writer, art leader and cultural innovator Sirish Rao as Director of Audience Engagement and Learning, effective January 16.

Rao spent a decade at Tara Books, one of India’s leading publishing houses, and has other international connections through his work with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Museum of London and Jaipur. Literature Festival.

He co-founded the Indian Summer Arts Society in Vancouver with his partner, Laura Byspalko, and has become an important disseminator of South Asian art and thought in Canada.

“Sirish’s varied interests and experience in a diversity of cultural forms merge in the art of storytelling,” says gallery director Anthony Kiendl. “As a storyteller, writer, educator and public intellectual, we look forward to Sirish adding his voice to the gallery’s team of thinkers, innovators and advocates as we collectively reimagine what a museum of art can be. art in a global context in the 21st century.”

Rao, noting that the gallery will have a new home in five years, said he was excited about “the interior construction work that will give the new space heart and soul and make it a cultural hub.”

He serves on the boards and advisory boards of several major organizations in the Lower Mainland, including the Vancouver Foundation, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the India Advisory Council of Simon Fraser University, and the Chan Center for the Performing Arts of the UBC.


Source: Vancouver Art Gallery

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OUS Art Gallery to present Jones exhibition – The Tribune https://911gallery.org/ous-art-gallery-to-present-jones-exhibition-the-tribune/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 04:04:18 +0000 https://911gallery.org/ous-art-gallery-to-present-jones-exhibition-the-tribune/ OUS Art Gallery will present the Jones exhibition Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 The Art Gallery of the South at Ohio University will feature an exhibition of mixed media art by Zachary D. Jones, beginning today. The Southeast Ohio native pours his real-life experience into his work, which represents both the […]]]>

OUS Art Gallery will present the Jones exhibition

Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022

The Art Gallery of the South at Ohio University will feature an exhibition of mixed media art by Zachary D. Jones, beginning today.

The Southeast Ohio native pours his real-life experience into his work, which represents both the natural and holistic need to escape, as well as the many layers of human experience.

“Learning from nature and exploring personal feelings within nature are inspiring,” Jones said. “I empty my mind, I open the space to creation and engagement with nature. This allows me to find and gather materials for my pieces.

Jones works outdoors in the Appalachian foothills, creating art in nature. He is guided by the local climate and natural biome of his residence in Athens, sourcing charcoal from his home and mixing naturally occurring pigment paint with stream water.

“I use an all-natural material to create charcoal for my paintings. This allows me to keep nature moving throughout the creative process and ultimately the finished work,” Jones said. he beauty of being outside is that freedom does not allow work to become artificial. The humidity of summer, the coolness of fall, the rejuvenation of spring are all found in art.

This exhibit will feature a collection of mixed media art on display at the Dingus Technology Center located on the OUS campus.

Some of Jones’ previous works have been exhibited at the Zanesville Museum of Art, Marcia Evans Gallery, Dairy Barn Cultural Art Center, and Baker Center Show Multicultural Art Gallery.

There will be a closing reception at 5 p.m. on November 17.

The exhibition runs until Tuesday, November 22.

The Ohio University Southern Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A new launch is coming to the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery https://911gallery.org/a-new-launch-is-coming-to-the-horsham-museum-and-art-gallery/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:04:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/a-new-launch-is-coming-to-the-horsham-museum-and-art-gallery/ Photo credit: Horsham District Council Later this month, the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery will open a new viewing experience. A re-exhibition of the Medieval Gallery at the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is set to launch a new exhibition. Later this month guests will be able to visit and discover key stories about the […]]]>

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Later this month, the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery will open a new viewing experience.

A re-exhibition of the Medieval Gallery at the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is set to launch a new exhibition.

Later this month guests will be able to visit and discover key stories about the formation of Horsham and the district.

On October 22, Shipley’s reliquary will be temporarily placed in the Horsham Museum.

The artefact is on loan to Horsham from the Shipley Parochial Church Council.

After the Battle of Hastings in 1066 William the Conqueror divided Sussex into six vertical segments with Horsham under the control of William de Braose who quickly built Bramber Castle to control his lands.

In the years following the Norman Conquest, Horsham grew steadily, becoming a borough and market town by the time control passed to the family of Mowbray (later the Duke of Norfolk) in the late 1300s .

The Horsham Museum currently holds few artefacts from this period in its collection, so the reliquary provides an opportunity to bring Horsham and the district to life in Braose’s time.

Visitors to the museum will be able to learn about the development of Horsham and the district, and the development of castles across the district.

Other artefacts on display from the medieval period include the Horsham Hoard, a series of vessels, most likely for domestic use, discovered in the west street of Horsham in Victorian times and a late medieval signet ring, recently donated to the Museum through the Portable Antiquities Program.

Cabinet Member of Horsham District Council for Leisure and Culture Cllr Roger Noel says:

“The Shipley Reliquary will be one of our museum’s most historically significant exhibits and will attract visitors from all over the world to Horsham. I am very pleased with the long-awaited unveiling of this fabulous artefact and encourage everyone to come to the Museum to see it for themselves”.

Admission is free to the Horsham Museum & Art Gallery.

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From local to global – new exhibition at the Scarborough Art Gallery – explores the impact of the actions of an East Yorkshire big game hunter https://911gallery.org/from-local-to-global-new-exhibition-at-the-scarborough-art-gallery-explores-the-impact-of-the-actions-of-an-east-yorkshire-big-game-hunter/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:18:34 +0000 https://911gallery.org/from-local-to-global-new-exhibition-at-the-scarborough-art-gallery-explores-the-impact-of-the-actions-of-an-east-yorkshire-big-game-hunter/ Curator of From Local to Global Dorcas Taylor with some of the exhibits From Local to Global is part of a Scarborough Museums and Galleries project, which has engaged residents of the borough of Scarborough and beyond in conversations about race and the environment, forging connections with researchers and conservationists across the UK and in […]]]>
Curator of From Local to Global Dorcas Taylor with some of the exhibits

From Local to Global is part of a Scarborough Museums and Galleries project, which has engaged residents of the borough of Scarborough and beyond in conversations about race and the environment, forging connections with researchers and conservationists across the UK and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. .

The project revolves around a set of objects from the collection of the museum and art galleries: the Harrison Collection, brought back from Africa by Colonel James Jonathan Harrison (1857-1923) from Brandesburton Hall in the East Yorkshire, many of which will be on view in the exhibition.

A wealthy landowner and big game hunter, Harrison undertook expeditions around the world to hunt animals for sport. In 1905, he brought back six Bambuti natives from the Ituri forest in what was then known as the Congo Free State, which he roamed around the country as a “human zoo” for his own. financial gain.

The exhibition examines the legacy of British colonialists like Harrison in today’s world, and how attitudes around race, positioning white Britons above those in colonized countries, still influence attitudes today .

The Harrison Collection of artifacts collected by or owned by Harrison includes stuffed animals, diaries, gramophone records and photographs, creating a comprehensive record of our colonial past.

His widow, Mary Stetson Harrison, gave the collection to the Scarborough Corporation, where it was displayed in a room named after her – now the Scarborough Library Concert Hall.

In the 1950s the collection was transferred to the Wood End Natural History Museum and was absorbed into the museum’s collection, remaining largely forgotten for several decades.

This new exhibition explores the Harrison Collection as a dynamic new archive and includes artistic responses from artists Ila Colley, Andrew Dodds and InterStruct Collective of Porto, Portugal, who have each undertaken their own speculative and creative investigations into the collection.

Artist-photographer Dr Errol Francis, director of the independent arts and education charity Culture&, wrote an essay to accompany the exhibition and produced a photographic work.

Curator Dorcas Taylor said, “This exhibit does not follow the conventions of a traditional museum exhibit in telling Harrison’s ‘story’ or exploring the collection thematically. Instead, he acknowledges that this archive is an unfinished project, adding Congolese and African voices that have been missing from the collection until now. Our research has led to more questions than answers, so we’re sharing our learning, acknowledging our mistakes, and offering questions for further debate.

Citizen scholars from Scarborough and beyond, members of the Congolese diaspora in the UK, Bambuti from the Ituri forest, academics, students, artists and activists were introduced to the collection and helped demonstrate how a collection like this can act as a springboard for exploring multiple perspectives.

The exhibition is ongoing and will run until Sunday, February 19. The Scarborough Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Mondays (plus bank holidays).

Admission is free with a £3 annual pass.

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