The Sea Around Us
An exhibition from the Pannett Art Gallery collection.
Sea Around Us
A group of local people have been working with the Pannett Art Gallery to select paintings from the Pannett Collection to form the current exhibition “Sea Around Us”.
Over a series of workshops the group considered a wide range of artworks on the theme of ‘the sea’. Their exhibition includes seascapes, harbour scenes, and pictures of coastal life.
This enthusiastic and committed team of Community Curators considered the various merits of each painting as well as exploring what makes a diverse yet coherent thematic exhibition. Discussions about each picture also generated emotional responses, memories, stories and creative writing. These reflections are on display on the gallery walls along side the paintings that inspired them.
One of the Community Curators said: “We learnt new ways of looking; this helped us grow and be confident with our opinions. As a group we learnt a lot from, and about, each other.”
The paintings selected include: (see right)
‘Whitby’ by George Chambers,
‘The Rowing Boat’ by William Scott-Hodgson
‘Resting Above Runswick Bay’ by Lionel Townsend Crawshaw
Members of the group also brought in their own artworks, books, photographs and memorabilia to complement the selected artworks. Some of these items are displayed on the gallery walls and in the cabinet.
This project is funded by North Yorkshire County Council: Stronger Communities and by Museums Development Yorkshire.