Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of works by Richard Slee. As one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artists, Carlisle born Richard Slee challenges conventional notions of ceramic art. The playful objects he produces are inspired by familiar objects in our daily lives.
Tullie House and Prism Arts invited artists experiencing barriers to accessing mainstream arts opportunities to submit ideas to create a piece of work in response to the exhibition. The submissions were all of very high quality.
The successful artist was Tyneside-based Sean Burn, whose commissioned piece is a film entitled bang! Although Burn has no formal training in the arts and has spent many years excluded from the arts as a result of his disability, over the past decade he has emerged artistically, self-taught yet achieving successful residencies, commissions, exhibitions, publications and performances. He has now made two dozen short films which have received screenings worldwide.
Image: Richard Slee, Saws, 2010, Ceramic and saw blades (c) Richard Slee