The Wessex Museums Partnership invited Ann-Marie James to explore Salisbury Museum’s collections and those of our three partner museums (Dorset Museum, Poole Museum and Wiltshire Museum) and choose an object from each to inspire a series of artworks.
Ann-Marie spent a year creating the finished pieces, all in gold and white. Gold derives from the Bush Barrow Lozenge (Wiltshire Museum) and the tale of Bacchus and Midas (Poole Museum); white from the chalk that the Amesbury Archer (The Salisbury Museum) was originally found in; and the white of the Roman mosaic (Dorset Museum). The techniques used to create these artworks include drawing, painting, printmaking and gilding with 24ct gold leaf.
Small Exhibitiion Gallery, First Floor (access by stairs only)