Commission: Cookworthy, Body Sherds and Plymouth Rock by Paul Scott

10 Sep 2014 – 10 Dec 2014

Event times

10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday / 10am to 5pm Saturday

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Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Bus services to stops near the Museum are fast and frequent: for full details see www.plymouth.gov.uk/publictransport
  • Regular train service to Plymouth from the region and beyond. The station is a 5-10 minute taxi ride or 10-15 minute walk from the Museum.

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Well-known British ceramic artist, Paul Scott has recently completed a commission, funded by the Contemporary Art Society, for a consortium of four museums — one of which is Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. His interest has been in excavating a variety of graphic material from the collections in Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Plymouth and re-animating it in a unique artwork which works as a whole, but also splits into four individual pieces for each museum. This narrative collage directly references the ceramic and print collections in each museum, highlighting their commonalities and individual characters. Housed in altered obsolete wooden print trays the work is made up of sliced antique tablewares, tiles, pipes, pots, decals and digital prints. The artwork reanimates historical material to narrate, commemorate and celebrate. You can currently see the work on display in Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's Atrium Gallery.

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