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Fool's Gold, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

  • West Midlands, East Midlands
  • museums, visual arts
  • ragm@rugby.gov.uk

Description

Through the transformation of waste and natural resources artists Pamela Schilderman and Hayley Harrison invite visitors to engage in conversations around the climate crisis and our use of materials.

The artworks will form part of an illusionary world with a fairy tale appearance. The exhibition is accompanied by workshops, talks, a commissioned article, an animation and a live installation.

Pamela’s work is strongly influenced by science and nature and the way that humble everyday objects can be transformed into something spectacular and beautiful. Hayley focuses on taking the debris of consumerism or found organic materials and re-appropriates them into new structures, that highlight our relationship with nature.

Through this transformation of materials the artists want the viewer to consider humanity’s resources, their significance and impact on our world and encourage us to re-think what we choose to value.

Workshops, Talks and Events 

Live art installation
1 February FREE
The artists will begin creating the art installation. Watch it grow throughout the exhibition.

Make Your Own Wind Turbine workshop
21 February, ages 4-11, 10am-1pm FREE
A half day science and art workshop led by artist Pamela Schilderman recycling plastic bottles and lids.

Tuesday Talk: In Conversation with……
3 March 6pm, tickets £6
Join Pamela and Hayley as they talk about their work and inspirations.

Rugby Collection: Still Life
25 January - 14 March
This focused display will draw together some of the still life artworks in our
renowned collection including works by Frances Hodgkins, JD Fergusson and Victor Willing. FREE

To book an event visit our website ragm.co.uk or call the Visitor Centre on
01788 533217.

Please note dates may be subject to change, please check our website for the latest information.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 4pm, Sunday & Monday: closed, Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm