New Light; Illuminating Artefacts

24th June - 30th July 

Free Exhibit, Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday

Craven Museum and Gallery welcomes new exhibition ‘New Light: Iluminating artefacts’, a body of work created by digital artist Paul Miller, exploring themes of interpretation using the museum’s diverse collection.

 The exhibition opening Saturday 24th June comes from an innovative artist exhibition project commissioned as part of the museum's Museum: Indispensable project.

The new display to be installed in the exhibition gallery based in Skipton Town Hall will exhibit the artist's own reimaging of the museum's collection and will be running until the end of July. 'New Light' will use a combination of the collections and a series of projected visuals mapped onto individual artefacts; bringing the objects to life. The installation will also incorporate audio constructed using clips from oral histories held in the collection. One of those to be featured is a recording of Patrick Stewart talking about Shakespeare's First Folio, which is on permanent display in the museum.

A practising artist for over 15 years, Paul has exhibited extensively, delivering diverse artwork and installations. His work employs different formats and settings, questioning the way visuals and light work outside the confines of conventional spaces and surfaces. These explorations include exhibitions, large-scale interactive installations, projection mapping events, short films and live multi-layered  sound / video mixing.

Paul commented; "It's been amazing getting to grips with the incredible array of artefacts and archives at Craven Museum - whittling down the pieces has been extremely difficult, but a really fascinating process. I want to create a room full of curiosity with a touch of magical realism and hope to inspire engagement with the amazing collection. It really is a treasure trove".

‘New Light: Illuminating artefacts’ will be open to the public from Saturday 24th June at Craven Exhibition Gallery in Skipton Town Hall. It will be open every day 10am- 4pm, except Sundays and admission is free.