Centrepiece: Margaret

‘Centrepiece: Margaret’ features original works of art by students from seven local schools, who have taken inspiration from the sculpture ‘Margaret’ by Darrell Evanes from The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.

Since 2011, The Lightbox and Mayford DFAS (Decorative and Fine Arts Society) have worked with local schools on two Centrepiece projects, both of which culminated in very successful exhibitions in the Art Fund Prize Gallery at The Lightbox. The free exhibition ‘Centrepiece: Margaret’ will be on display from 18 July – 13 August 2014.

Students from West Byfleet Junior School, Westfield Primary School, St. John’s Primary School, Beaufort Primary School, Sythwood Primary School, The Hermitage Junior School and Kingfield School have all been working with The Lightbox to create original works of art inspired by ‘Margaret’. Schools attended a workshop at The Lightbox where they were able to see the sculpture ‘Margaret’ and worked with the Learning Team to develop ideas and skills that could be used to work on their projects.

If any schools are interested in taking part in the 2015 ‘Centrepiece’ project, please contact The Lightbox Learning Team on education@thelightbox.org.uk or by calling 01483 737812.

Darrell Evanes is a contemporary artist and there are now three of his sculptures in The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art. Darrell studied for a BA in Fine Art and Sculpture, at Bretton Hall, Wakefield, graduating in 1996, and currently works from his studio at Killinghall, Harrogate. Darrell uses recycled metals to create his unique sculptures which include boats, planes, trains, birds, animals and human forms. Margaret is made of rusted iron and other found metal objects. The concept of fragments in time is central to his work and he uses semi-abstract shapes and forms to suggest what once was and is no more.  As with Margaret, chainsare often found within the artist’s sculptures, symbolising the link between the past and the present and are used to confuse our ideas about gravity and space.

Image: Margaret, 2010 (c) Darrell Evanes


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