Mon, 08 Nov | Hove Museum

OUTING: Going to See Culture Together: Mantlepiece Observations at Hove Museum

Join Jonathan Quarterman and visit and explore Hove Museum for 'Mantlepiece Observations' by exhibitor and British sculptor, Richard Slee, who celebrates the significance of domestic objects.
OUTING: Going to See Culture Together: Mantlepiece Observations at Hove Museum

Time & Location

08 Nov, 14:00 – 16:00
Hove Museum, 19 New Church Rd, Hove BN3 4AB, UK

About The Event

For our November meeting we head to Hove Museum for Mantlepiece Observations. Exhibitor and British sculptor, Richard Slee, begins with something ordinary – a clock, a pair of pottery dogs, a Toby jug – and transforms it into new ceramic pieces, celebrating the significance of domestic objects.

For this exhibition, Richard has taken words and phrases that appear in the 1937 mantelpiece report and draws inspiration from the work of the Mass Observation photographer, Humphrey Spender -who is best known for his documentary images of Bolton in the 1930s.

For further investigation before the meeting tune into BBC Radio 4’s The Hidden History of the Mantlepiece: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gl97

Hove Museum is a fully accessible venue. There are some tight doorways and turns for people using wheelchairs. See the museum guidance for parking and accessibility:

https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove/plan-your-visit/accessibility/

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