For our current exhibition Eric Gill: The Body (29 April – 3 September 2017), we commissioned a short film to show visitors in the museum’s Parlour. The film features the exhibition’s co-curators, museum Director Nathaniel Hepburn and artist Cathie Pilkington (whose installation ‘Doll For Petra‘ is also on display in our Wunderkammer), discussing their approach and the reasons for the museum holding the exhibition.
The museum is located in Gill’s home village of Ditchling and holds many pieces of Gill’s work in its collection. His depiction of the human form has become complicated by the knowledge of his biography, and the exhibition asks whether our knowledge of Gill’s life impacts on our enjoyment and appreciation of the human figure.
To find out more, book now for our ‘Cathie Pilkington in Conversation with Nathaniel Hepburn’ event on 24 August.