In a new On the Table commission Linda Brothwell, a pioneer of contemporary British craft skills, will create a playground of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne Museum’s collection. In a dramatic exploration of materials, Brothwell’s work will be displayed alongside the elaborate carved wooden, gilt bronze and hardstone plinths on which Sir William Holburne displayed his porcelain and bronzes.
Many of Holburne’s plinths were separated from their objects in the 20th century, leaving an alluring and eclectic collection of empty mounts. Brothwell will create the missing parts: wearable pieces in silver and quartz displayed on larger sculptures of boldly coloured marble, ebony and gold, forming playful vignettes of rare and precious materials.
Book now to join Linda Brothwell for In Conversation on Thursday 22 September at 7pm as she discusses her artistic practice with Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts. The evening will explore how Brothwell’s work engages with making, materials, and place, and the process of creating The Missing. (Tickets £10 or FREE for Holburne Contemporaries).