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Whitworth Wallis Artist In Residence: Leanne O’Connor

 

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH

Transport: Rail: Birmingham New Street/Birmingham Snow Hill

Website: www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

Times: Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, Fri 10.30am-5pm, closed Mar 19-May 1, ends Jun 1

Price: free

Start Date: Fri 1st May 2020

End Date: Mon 1st June 2020


The multi-disciplinary artist responds to the Museum's stained-glass and metalwork collection.

The multi-disciplinary artist responds to the Museum's stained-glass and metalwork collection, particularly work of Arts & Crafts stained glass artist Florence Camm.

In 2018, artist Leanne O'Connor spent a month researching and making artworks at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Whitworth Wallis residency programme. Her work responds to the stained-glass and metalwork collection held within the Industrial gallery, the Museum Collections Centre and Community History & Archives Service in Smethwick. Using these collections as a departure point to produce new works and learn historical processes, Leanne is particularly interested in 'The Story of Dante and Beatrice' by Florence Camm and of Camm's endurance in a post-industrial Smethwick.