Confected, Borrowed, Blue... an installation by Paul Scott

25 Apr 2015 – 21 Jun 2015

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Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

The Harley Gallery

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom


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Paul Scott will be showing his installation piece ‘Confected, Borrowed, Blue…’, a table set with his distinctive ceramics. In Scott’s hands, Willow Patterned plates warn of radioactive disaster while Spode plates highlight the decline of the British ceramics industry.


Blue and white china is often found at home; it is a visual language that many people are familiar with. Paul Scott’s appropriation of its traditional patterns as vehicles for socio-political commentary has made his work unmistakeable. Warning signs for radioactivity are tucked into the border of the Willow Pattern; jet planes streak across rural landscapes.

On a shallow oval dish with delicate fluted edges, a drilling platform rises starkly above a sumptuous deep blue landscape. As befits the title - Fracked - the dish is cracked and the crack has been filled with gold.

Visit The Harley Gallery from 25th April to 21st June 2015 to explore the many worlds of these two artists. The Harley Gallery is in Nottinghamshire, 10 minutes from the A1 and M1. Free entry.

Exhibition organised by The Holburne Museum.


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