Plymouth Museum have recently got back to us, and have selected 6 students to have their work in the China Connection Gallery cabinets for the Sinoptican Show.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Sinopticon’. This is a partnership exhibition between Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre and Saltram House (National Trust) curated by Eliza Gluckman, exploring contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art. The exhibition will be held at the museum from 28th April – 7th July 2012 and will feature artists including Ed Pien, Fiona Tan and Grayson Perry.
The Curator Eliza Gluckman had this to say about the presentations
“I just wanted to say a quick thank you for asking me to be on the panel for the Falmouth student's response to the museum collection and Sinopticon. It was a really enjoyable couple of hours. I thought all of the students had all really explored themes of the exhibition, some very personally, and all in very different ways. It was very heartening to see such a great group of creative minds and to hear them talk about their work. Clearly confidence makes a huge difference in delivery but I think everyone really rose to the occasion. Please do pass on my thanks to them and their tutor. I look forward to seeing the final works in the museum.”
The Original Brief
We would like to invite BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft students to participate in a project to produce small scale works of craft in response to the museum’s historic Chinese collections in the China Connection Gallery with a connection to the underlying theme of Chinoiserie. The intention is that they will be displayed in situ in the China Connection Gallery alongside objects from the permanent collection.
Students will have the opportunity to visit the Museum to study the collections on display and be given a guided tour of the Chinese collections.
Items submitted for this scheme must consider how the work will be displayed and any installation methods. They must also be accompanied by an artist’s statement outlining the themes behind the your response to the Sinopticon exhibition.