Ann-Marie James - Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined

Ann-Marie James - Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined Archer 1 by Ann-Marie James

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

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.

Ann-Marie’s James’ work is held in the collections of the British Museum, London; the British School at Rome, Italy; Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the John Jones Collection, London. She has undertaken art residencies in Italy, Japan and the USA.

This exhibition has been generously supported by Ridinghouse/Karsten Schubert.

Small Exhibitiion Gallery, First Floor (access by stairs only)