Events

Noble Bloods

16 August 2014 - 30 November 2014


This temporary Art Installation includes a work by Frances Darlington and new work by artist Louise Marchal.

The First World War memorial to boys from St. George's Police Orphanage by Frances Darlington (1880-1940), held by Ripon Museums (pictured left), is a good example of Darlington's interest in polychromy, the practice of adding colour and other materials to sculpture.  Louise Marchal, who published her biography of Frances last year, continued her practice as an artist alongside research for the book for several years. Consequently many of her recent works have responded to this research but with Arts Council funding she is now producing an installation in direct response to this piece of Frances's work. Noble Bloods will demonstrate the social, political and aesthetic changes felt by a contemporary artist responding to older and traditional values evident in the memorial.

It will be the first time the two distantly related artists have been shown together in a public space.

Free with normal admission charge.

Prison & Police Museum