ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
A rare opportunity to see the Museum's entire collection of bird skins from Wallace's Malay Archipelago expedition in 1854-1855.
30 September 2013 to 4 January 2014
Two of Dorset's most compelling artists, Nell Race and Angelika Seik, present a milestone exhibition of paintings and sculpture at Dorset County Museum.
Nell has been painting all her life and is a prolific and well respected painter. She constantly surprises with successively changing images. Her non-figurative paintings are frequently concerned with textures, juxtapositions and liminal spaces and hold subtle references to the Dorset environment in which she lives. Works such as 'Songscape' and 'Threshold' reflect her interest in evocation through mark-making, while 'Walk with 3H' demonstrates a fascination with craft and design.
Angelika carves stone sculptures with provocative titles like 'How many meals have you cooked in your life time?' Her strong human themes have developed over the years into an ongoing series of female forms which combine socio-political ideas with traditional working methods. She describes these as 'timeless universal women, who hold the fabric of our societies together'. This show will highligh a more reflective mood, showcasing her newest collection entitled 'The Art of taking it easy'.
As artist friends, Nell and Angelika's work and personalities complement each other. They say, "This exhibition arose out of mutual support and respect for each other's ideas"
Museum director, Jon Murden said, "We are delighted to host this exciting new exhibition and believe the contrast between the paintings and the sculpture will create an impressive and fascinating show."