During freshers week we went on a trip to Sheffield and more specifically the millennium gallery where we went to see two exhibitions in particular and we also went to the city museum.
The first we looked at was the Paul Morrison: Auctorum exhibition. I found it very interesting and surprisingly enjoyed it which to be honest i didn’t expect too. I was taking notes during the exhibition and these are a few points i wrote:
- Blends rural environments with urban settings
- Repeats images (flowers)
- Images encourage us to see landscape differently
- Alters images using digital modification
- Uses the same colours (Black, white and gold)
Some of the artwork i enjoyed at the millennium gallery exhibition:
The second we went to was the under the sea exhibition Which i probably enjoyed a bit more then the Paul Morrison exhibition because Ive always been interested in things to do with the ocean. There was a lot of stuff about myths and stories which made the exhibition atmosphere quite mysterious. Many different pieces of artwork are used in this exhibition such as paintings, sculptures and specimens (Shark teeth, coral, shells) which made it more interesting. Some of the pieces i enjoyed are below:
Hyperbolic crochet coral reef – People are allowed to add to the reef
Plume necklace by Jenny Llewellyn
While we was walking to the city museum i took photo’s of some buildings and textures because it was the first time Ive been to Sheffield and i found some of the architecture very different to what Ive seen before and could be used for level and structural design in the future.
When we got to the city museum the first exhibition we went to see was Magic Worlds which had a lot of interesting pieces and was all about fantasy, illusion and magic. I was most interested in the lord of rings section because i really enjoyed the films it included figurines, a map and the one ring.
There were also a lot of other exhibitions but I’m only going to show this one because its the one i enjoyed the most. Overall i really enjoyed my day in Sheffield and got lots of photos and idea’s for future projects I’ll be doing. I feel it gave me a different outlook on things having never really been to many galleries or museums before.
Some extra photo’s that could give me idea’s for weapons and scenery: