Inventions of the Mind

by 52 Weeks of Art

Come and encounter Kirsty E Smith’s intruiging mixed media sculptures displayed within this beautiful Georgian setting.
Since graduating with a first class honours degree in 2006, this prize-winning artist has exhibited throughout the UK. In 2009 she was awarded Arts Council funding to stage solo shows in London and the Midlands. Later this year Blink UnBlink, her two person show with fellow Midlands based artist Olwen Holland, will be part of the prestigious Liverpool Biennial.

For Inventions of the Mind, the artist has placed five of her otherworldly sculptures alongside the 18th century artefacts and furnishings of the Erasmus Darwin House.
Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin’s grandfather, is recognised as one of the most influential polymaths of his time. He was the linchpin of the Lunar Society and had wide ranging interests which included: Medicine, botany, engineering and natural history. He also had his own thoughts on evolution.
Like Darwin, Smith is a free thinker who is happy to draw inspiration from all facets of life. Her sculptures are made from surprising combinations of textiles, wood, metal and obscure fragments of vintage machinery. Each piece is completely unique, some having quite surreal qualities.
During the period of the exhibition Kirsty E Smith will be running several sculpture and textile workshops with local groups. The art produced in these sessions will be part of the 52 Weeks of Art community exhibition at The Erasmus Darwin House on 21st August.
The exhibition and workshops have been made possible thanks to funding from Tesco PLC.
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Erasmus Darwin House, Beacon Street,
Lichfield, WS13 7AD

31st July - 23rd Aug 2010
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 to 5pm last admission 4.15pm

Admission: £3.00 adult, £2.00 Concessions
Children £1.00, Family £6.00