Posts tagged with 'art'
Ben Cove was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with his painting, ‘Freeloader’.
Tragically, Ben passed away unexpectedly after a short illness during the JM2016 selection process.
His sister, Melanie Cove will be speaking about her brother’s work at our special Talk Tuesday event on 15 November. We caught up with Melanie ahead of her talk to find out about her brother’s attraction to painting and his influences….
Julia Warr was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with her painting, ‘Where do we come from? Where are we going?’
Julia utilities grids in her work to create an essence of what she calls ‘realistic fiction’.
We caught up with her to find out more about her art and how she works…
26 October 2016 by Scott Smith
Mandy Payne was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with her painting, ‘No Ball Games Here’.
Mandy’s work is inspired by landscapes, particularly the urban and edge-land areas of Sheffield where she lives. Her painting ‘No Ball Games Here’ depicts Park Hill, the Grade II* listed Sheffield council estate and one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture.
We caught up with her to find out more about how she works, ahead of her ‘Talk Tuesday’ event happening at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 1st November…
20 October 2016 by Scott Smith
Sneh Mehta was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with her painting, ‘Him & Her’.
Mehta’s acrylic painting shows two heads whose features are bound and hidden, creating a stifling effect.
We caught up with her to find out more about how she works, ahead of her ‘Talk Tuesday’ event happening at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 25th October…
One of the joys of working at, and visiting, Sudley House is the chance to see, nestling amongst paintings by the likes of Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds, paintings by a number of 19th century artists less familiar to the average visitor, but whose work and personal stories I often find both surprising and inspiring.
13 September 2016 by Ann
As part of the consultation period prior to the redevelopment of the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s South End galleries we asked visitors about how they would like to see Lord Lever’s collections interpreted. We were keen to explore the use of technology in our displays but were mindful that many people were wary of too much intervention wanting to keep the galleries as they were. However, 99% of those surveyed said that they owned a smartphone and 71% were interested in a venue app and would consider downloading one.
We set to work planning how we could enhance a visit to the Gallery using digital content but not at the expense of the physical experience and so it was decided to develop a simple app which gave visitors, particularly families, an alternative method of exploring the collections in the new galleries and in the comfort of their own homes.