Thackray Medical Museum has been working with three artists to create a brand new exhibition which will see 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 intriguing objects in the museum stores to create new art.
‘Thackray Uncovered’ presents objects in storage and explore new ways of understanding the museum’s collection through the collaboration of art and science. The exhibition showcases three very different pieces of work, inspired by very different museum objects.
“Working with Gemma, Louise and Hayley has been an exciting opportunity to explore areas of the collection that the public doesn’t normally get to see”, said Catherine Robins, Assistant Curator. “It’s also been a great opportunity for me to think about the collections in a different way.”
In conjunction with the exhibition, each artist will lead a public workshop, giving visitors the chance to try 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 on 15th June. To book, please visit www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk
The exhibition runs until 30th June.