Wednesday…with Brighton Museum inspiration

February 17, 2016

Filed Under : Brighton - trips - workshops

Photo 17-02-2016, 08 31 59This week I was asked to visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to help bring out the creative inner Instagrammer of some of the people who work there or who are connected with the museum, as well as the other Brighton museums including Hove Museum and The Booth Museum

I’ve always loved the museums and art galleries in Brighton and regularly visited when my son was younger, ( even though some of the exhibits sometimes frightened him ) but I love museums particularly because they house collections and also because they are often architecturally beautiful and with many amazing details inside…

Brighton Museum also hosts brilliant temporary exhibitions and there is an exhibition opening in April called Fashion Cities Africa which will explore practices of dress, fashion and styling in 4 African cities.

This week we were working in the ‘Reference Library’ which is an amazing room and which has a sort of miscellaneous selection of collections and is a space usually used for working and getting things prepared for various exhibitions and events…

I love arranging and abstracting objects and colours and I also love pushing my creative eye into areas which are out of my comfort zone , so using strange taxidermy creatures, antique coral and giant clam shells was certainly a challenge, but you never know how and what is going to inspire something, either in that moment or in the future, and exploring museums and their curated objects is definitely high on my list of places to visit to get my creative mojo going, and living in Brighton myself, I feel very lucky to have these extraordinary places to visit on my doorstep.

So, above is a table composition inspired by displayed collections and below are some of the results and observations of the Brighton museum morning…
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