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Laura Hickman’s Incecta Extraordinaire & Passing By Exhibition

Published on Friday, 7th September 2018

Print showing small bug balancing on a bicycle, silhouette style image

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 15 September – 4 November 2018

Welcome to ‘Hickman’s Insecta Extraordinaire’ and ‘Passing By’ Exhibition! Two displays that present unique and methodical photography techniques to capture thrilling images and sculptures.

‘Insecta Extraordinaire’ is inspired by the Victorian flea circus. Displayed will be an array of mind bending prints created using a traditional 1840’s photogram processing. To add to these exciting prints Laura has hand made some flea circus styled, miniature vehicles with tiny Insect drivers. Her whimsical use of light brings insects and animals back to life -captivating for curious minds.

Laura’s ‘Passing By’ collection of prints are created using cyanotype processes. Another collection of distinctive images. The cyanotype process is cameraless and uses light to create a silhouette style image in vivid cyan-blue. The distinctive process brings movement to the lifeless subjects in a playful but fascinating way.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture says:

“An absolutely fascinating exhibition that showcases some really show stopping pieces of art.”

Remember, as with all our shows, admission is FREE. There are also our other displays, as well as our fantastic activities for little-ones, to enjoy throughout the building.

In addition to our events, activities and permanent displays there is still chance to see;

‘Mail Rail’ and ‘Pop it in the post’ – Interactive postal themed exhibitions on show until 28th November.


For Valour: The First World War through the experiences of Knox and Beesley on show until 10th November.