Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

Artefacts

10 September to 3 October

We pleased to present Artefacts, a group exhibition looking at different ways that contemporary artists use antique objects and historical sources in their work.

Claire Partington's earthenware figures use historical sources in several ways. On a technical level, they are made much in the same way as old Delftware and carry numerous other nods to the history of British ceramics. In her imagery too, Claire takes her subjects from 17th century aristocratic portraits or saintly images from the Northern Renaissance which she then reinvents as, for example, the Venuses of...