The Connect10 Vote: You choose where Susan Stockwell goes for Museums at Night 2012

| 06 February 2012
a photo of Susan Stockwell smiling in front of one of her artworks. Courtesy INIVA
Susan Stockwell is a masterful creator of beguiling installations, drawings and films commenting on globalisation and colonisation, often using recycled materials. But will she pair with Wolverhampton, Cambridge or Blackburn?




Voting is now closed. Find out where Susan Stockwell will be appearing when we reveal the results of the Connect10 competition on March 7.


Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton


Wolverhampton has a truly beautiful art gallery, featuring Pop Art, Victorian and Georgian rooms and a range of Old Master works, European paintings and ceramics to behold.

They say: "We want people to, learn about Susan’s work, make, share, relax and enjoy an evening at the gallery.

You can get creative using maps, paper and recycled materials to create small sculptures to take home, or tour the gallery and encounter music and stories on global themes to provide further food for thought. 

Susan's talk and demonstration would be the highlight of a lively, multicultural Museums at Night event to remember in Wolverhampton."

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The town hall of ancient arts at the centre of the University of Cambridge, the 196-year-old Fitzwilliam - founded by a Viscount in 1816, with a first stone dating from 1837 - is one of the finest museums in the land.

They say: "Susan Stockwell has a keen interest in China. If you vote for her to come to The Fitzwilliam Museum on May 18 she will give a talk and screen her film about making A Chinese Dream.
 
Her insights will complement our exhibition, The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, hosting more than 350 treasures in jade, gold, silver, bronze and ceramics.

It is the most important exhibition of ancient Chinese royal treasures to travel to the West."


Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Blackburn

This Lancashire gem has a rich collection to choose from, testifying to a town which was once at the forefront of the industrial revolution and boasted textiles which clothed the world.

They say: "Blackburn's Museum has an exquisite collection of industrial artefacts, textiles, Japanese prints and Egyptian exhibits from a town which was once at the forefront of the industrial revolution, boasting textiles which clothed the world.

Susan's work raises questions about global commerce and trade. We would like her to use her view of the world and choose her favourite objects, then lead a tour of the museum collection based on her own unique selections."



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