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Matthew Darbyshire Artists Talk
Sat 25 February 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
The Object is Alive has invited British artist Matthew Darbyshire to develop a new exhibition that actively engages with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and its collection, and is influenced by the work of Polish artist and theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor, who was interested in the role and status of the object. Matthew has reimagined 14 objects from Nottingham Castle’s collections – including 18thcentury Wedgwood, 20th century studio pottery, modernist sculpture and even a grenade from the Regimental Museum. By playing with scale and devising new materials and techniques, including experimenting with different concrete formulas, he has created a series of new works exclusively for the Castle.
Artist talk and gallery tour with Matthew Darbyshire
Saturday 25 February 2017, 2-3.30pm.
Project Lab, Nottingham Castle
Matthew Darbyshire will give an enlightening talk about his practice and the influence of Kantor upon his new sculptures. He will also be joined by collection curators who will give more information about the objects he has selected, and then afterwards Matthew will lead a guided tour of the exhibition.