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.