Work On Windows: The Herbert In A New Perspective

15 August – 31 October 2020

We have invited five contemporary artists to create work inspired by the Herbert’s collection.

The exhibition is in response to the artwork produced and displayed in the windows of thousands of homes during the recent lockdown. Each commission will be directly painted, drawn or stuck onto the external windows which overlook the Herbert terrace on Jordan Well and be viewable without having to enter the building. The exhibition should provide access to art for individuals who may not yet feel comfortable entering public buildings but still want to view art offline.

The five artists being commissioned come from varied backgrounds; their styles feature delicate linework, unique illustrations, fantastical creatures, abstract forms and more. The inspiration for all commissions derives from forty visual art and social history items within Herbert’s own collection, and will bring an exciting newfound perspective to familiar objects.

Works on Windows will be viewable any day at any time, but please keep in mind that some of the artworks might not be viewable at certain times of the day due to reflections and weather conditions.

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