recollect Interventions

The artworks in their exhibitions ‘Object Lessons’ in Rowley’s House Museum (2013), and ‘Curiosity, re:collect Interventions’, in the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (2014/15) were inspired by the museum’s collections and by the history of Shropshire. re:collect members ran a series of interpretative art workshops for young people and adults that were integral to both exhibitions.

Quote from exhibition visitor about recollect:
“Re-collect. Fascinating concepts combining art with historic artefacts, like the young people’s perspectives and also things you can touch and feel”
CURIOSITY RE:COLLECT INTERVENTIONS, SHREWSBURY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 2014/15

ARTIST STATEMENTS

IMG_20141107_101747981Title: Shift
Artist : Julie Edwards
Medium: Cotton, found objects, paper

A ribbed valley of fabric dyed using rusty iron objects found at a site in Broseley. Each ‘rib’ cradles an object also found on the same site in Broseley. Behind the ‘valley’ Ordnance Survey maps show the River Severn. Fragments and found objects cover the floor of the cabinet.

The work considers the link between geology and people. Geology as a raw material; iron, clay, coal; to be dug, fired or moulded; and geology as a landscape to be climbed, descended or viewed.

IMG_20141107_101921294Title: Wrekin View

Artist: Julie Edwards

Medium: Cotton, found objects, paper

Stripes of fabric which have been dipped in local clay follow the contours of the Wrekin. Hanging from each is an object found at a site in Broseley. A geological map  of the local area lies in the bottom of the cabinet.

The work considers the link between geology and people. Geology as a raw material; iron, clay, coal; to be dug, fired or moulded; and geology as a landscape to be climbed, descended or viewed.

OBJECT LESSONS, ROWLEY’S HOUSE 2013

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