27 September 2016 – 31 January 2017
Artefacts II is a group exhibition by Green Door members featuring new work created in response to items in Kendal Museum’s collection.
Marisa Crane has created work around the theme of “the Great White Hunter”. She says:
“‘The Great White Hunter’ rose to domination in the early 20th century, after the Victorian fascination with African safaris blew through English bourgeois culture. The hunter pursued big game such as elephants, rhino and lions. He was brave and virile, dominating the natural world, subduing its ‘man-eaters’ and wooing the ladies. Fictionalised in stories such as Tarzan, the legend echoes through to today, living in contemporary culture from entertainment in the portrayal of women and non-white communities, to the way we manage the environment and the nature that lives there.”
Ana Sequeira took part in one of our previous exhibitions at the Museum and based her work around their dod. Since then she says that she hasn’t stopped painting dodos. The paintings created for this exhibition are a more playful slant on the dodo and are called Betsy, Miranda and Monty.
Sue David is fascinated by the little Neolithic arrowheads in the Museum.
“To the modern eye, each delicate shape gives the appearance of a tiny work of art;” she says. “You have to remind yourself that they were originally purely functional hunting implements. I decided to create two pieces of work inspired by them: one emphasising their shape and beauty, while the other hints at their purpose.”
Exhibiting artists include Averyl Bradbrook, Charles Brown, Ellie Chaney, Marisa Crane, Sue David, Joyce Eldred, Lynda Gray, Jan Huntley Peace, Kath Lockhart, Emma Lowe, Ana Sequeira, Elizabeth Tracey, Sonja Ingrid Vietoris, Brie Wharf and Frances Winder.
Green Door are artists in residence at Kendal Museum. For opening hours see www.kendalmuseum.org.uk.