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Earthworks: An exhibition by John Durham & Janet Halligan

Published on Tuesday, 24th December 2019


Fresh from a refurb, the Landing Gallery at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery kicks off 2020 with a stunning showcase of family creativity!

Artist siblings John Durham and Janet Halligan showcase their shared passion and creative talents for art in this inspired and colourful exhibition. Their artworks illustrate a shared connection to the earth, exploited as both a raw material for Halligan’s ceramics and as a source of inspiration for Durham’s paintings.

Durham’s academic research studies in geology inspired a love of varied and dynamic landscapes, and his passion for rocks and stones forms the inspiration for his vibrant acrylic paintings. These contemporary images focus on revealing the underlying structures of some of his favourite landscapes, using colour and form to illustrate the composition of these geologically interesting sites.

With over 40 years’ experience of making and exhibiting work, Halligan’s success in the field of ceramics is evident in her recognition as a Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association. Her current practice explores the combination of curved and angular forms and is highlighted in this exhibition with her stoneware sculptural pieces and hand-built abstract vessels.

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

“What a great exhibition to start the New Year. These works really complement each other, looking at form and colour in different ways.”

All works in the exhibition will be available to buy, plus a selection of Halligan’s small-scale ceramics will also be purchasable in our Museum Shop.

Bring your family along to the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday 1st January and take in our New Year’s Day Quiz Trail.

As with all our exhibitions, admission is FREE and there are other displays to enjoy during your visit. Check out the Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery Facebook page for full details about upcoming event days and activities.