Exhibition

Glass Delusions

1 Oct 2015 – 19 Dec 2015

Regular hours

Thursday
13:00 – 17:00
Friday
13:00 – 17:00
Saturday
13:00 – 17:00
Monday
13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
13:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

free

Grant Museum

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Euston Sq., Euston, Goodge St., Warren St
  • Euston Station

Save Event: Glass Delusions

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

How do minerals become living things? In this exhibition of prints, drawings, videos and objects, Artist in Residence Eleanor Morgan explores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. Her work is inspired by the Grant Museum's collection of intricate glass sponges – animals that naturally build themselves out of glass – they are formed of 90% silica.

About

Over the last year, Eleanor Morgan has been the Leverhulme Trust funded Artist in Residence at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Investigating the collection of glass sponges, Eleanor has been exploring glass as a material, its cultural significance and how living and inorganic glass interact. Glass Delusions is an exhibition of her new work inspired by the Museum’s collection, the conversations she has had with biologists, chemists, geologists and engineers along the way, and the challenge of re-animating a museum of dead creatures.

 

Comments

Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.