Making Living Art  A photography exhibition inspired by recreating in tableau the artistry of the Old Masters at St. Mary's Heritage Centre


Our local galleries house some famous and stunning works by masters through the centuries. Their composition and subject matter is awe-inspiring and magnificent. Recreating tableax of some of the region's most famous pieces, Making Living Art brings together the skills of lighting artists, costume, make-up and the expert eye of the photographer to capture the perspective and composition that the original artist had in mind. Over the weekend of this exhibition you will be able to enter a picture yourself, listen to talks, marvel at the works already undertaken and talk to the people who took part and made all this happen. Take a step into a picture with a forensic lens and discover the pictures in all their glorious detail.
The Historic & Mythical Imagery Group are a regionally based team who combine their skills and enthusiasm to recreate the works of old masters and photographically capture a living tableau. Visiting the exhibition, you can judge how close to the originals they manage to get and consider what this exploration of the works teaches us about the art of the painter. Works in the exhibition include Drunken Noah by Giulio Cesare Procaccini and The Lamentation by Hugo van der Goes both in the Hatton Gallery collection

Saturday 4 April Talks:
11am: Our Story and Challenges: Phil Punton talks about how the group developed their way of making living art.
12.30pm: Costumes and Characters: Jo Bosman and Pat Dunscombe talk about the challenges of recreating the costumes depicted in the tableaux
2pm: Two Drunks talking about Noah: Jez Hunt and Anthony Atkinson discuss the richness of the story within the painting, Drunken Noah.

No Booking necessary
Viewing available 10am – 4pm

Opening Times

Making Living Art A photography exhibition inspired by recreating in tableau the artistry of the Old Masters (3 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020)

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