You can choose an object, and tell me the story behind it, as part of a new artwork that will be shown online by Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum in the autumn of 2020.
Worcester’s art gallery is housed in one of the oldest museums in the country; the Worcester Museums collection of objects and art is very varied and full of fascinating things to discover. I am making an artwork in the form of an animated film and I would love to include some of the favourite museum objects of the people of Worcestershire and visitors to the county. I will also be collecting images of some of the objects that people have at home that they cherish.
My recent work has explored the Memento Mori/Vanitas painting tradition, which was an idea that started in the 17th century. Artists created paintings that gathered together objects, which could include flowers, fruit, vegetables, insects, skulls, books, clocks and so on. The translation of ‘memento mori’ is ‘remember you must die’ and the idea was to remind people that they should live their lives to the full. I like to think of it as a nudge that says, ‘You can’t take it with you.”
To submit your favourite object from the museum collection:
To submit your cherished object from home:
Some of the submitted objects will be used in the animated film and as many as possible will be included in accompanying material.
Thanks very much for your help and I look forward to seeing what your favourite things are.
Contemporary artist, working with colour and light to produce video, photographs and installation artworks
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