𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝗈𝗉𝖾𝗇 – 𝗅𝖾𝗂𝖼𝖾𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝗆𝗎𝗌𝖾𝗎𝗆 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗀𝖺𝗅𝗅𝖾𝗋𝗒

𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝗈𝗉𝖾𝗇 – 𝗅𝖾𝗂𝖼𝖾𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝗆𝗎𝗌𝖾𝗎𝗆 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗀𝖺𝗅𝗅𝖾𝗋𝗒

Contextual and professional studies

When the gallery first opened in 1849 there was 10,000 different objects given from the Leicester Literal and Philosophical Society. Within the museum and gallery there are a massive range of artworks, animals fossils and many other things to see.


Through out the year the museum host many events for example:

  • Family days 
  • meet the artist
  • black history events
  • open 32
  • And so much more

Open 32 is an event and exhibition that encourages artist of all levels to hand in their art works you just have to apply using their website to get your art into the judging stage of the application. They have an adult and junior section to apply to, then you have to fill out some questions about yourself and give them the title and information about your art pieces. Each person can put 3 pieces of art.

This is my application form, and all the imformation, i had to give them.( and all the information i wrote about above)

Below are the prices depending if your a student or not. The only thing you need is prof of study when you hand in.

Once I had filled out the form I sent it off and then waited for it to go through a judging process, i just had to wait till November to find out if any of my 3 pieces got in to the galley.

On the 4th of November I received an email saying that 2/3 of my art works have been chosen to go into the gallery.I needed to get them framed and ready to be delivered to the gallery between the 27-29th of November 2021. Below is the email

I backed my art pieces on to mount board using adhesive spray, making them presentable, but also stronger. I then needed to buy mirror clips and get the art work framed. I started to look around for places to find cheap frames and found a store that would custom frame both peace’s for £25. It took a couple of days to frame, after my art works was ready to be handed in on the 27th November 2021.

These are the pieces I am handing in, when handing them in all I did was sign them in. Due to circumstances I was not able to attend the opening or the artist meet up within the gallery.

I went to visit the works after a while, it was amazing to see works from ages of 6+. This was a very beneficial experience as a professional artist, as I now know what to expect when applying for a galley. Also contextually due to seeing how the gallery had presented each work and used different artists works to complement each others. While my work was in this gallery I visited the gallery itself and looked around the whole thing to see all the other works within it.

𝗧𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 & 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘆

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery – Leicester Museums

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk

Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900

CPS –  Gallery research (Yorkshire sculptor park).

CPS – Gallery research (Yorkshire sculptor park).

Contextual and Professional studies

For this task I need to find a gallery to research and then write about, this needs to be a fairly well known gallery. So I’m going to the the Yorkshire Sculptor Park.

Yorkshire Sculptor Park…..

The sculptor park is in Yorkshire(This is in west Bretton near Wakefield) and is a massive park of 500-acre with over 650 sculptors and basically all of them are for sale. They showcase the works and this helps them be brought,so evetime you go see it there will be changed and new art rotating all the time.

Some Images Of The Sculptors…..

What Type Of Galleries Are They…..

This Gallery is an outside park, full of sculptors form a range of different artist. This makes the park very different as you can walk around the art and in a sense become part of it as well. This also allows you to apricate the work a lot more due to the pure size and details of each work.

When Was the Park Set Up…..

The sculptor park was established within 1977. The founder of the park is Peter Murray. He studied in both art and teaching. He has loads of his own art within other galleries, as he mainly works within 2D.

Who Is The Main Curator And Exhibitions That They Organised…..

Peter Murray is also the main curator and has put on many exhibitions there, these are some of the key ones;

  • Henry Moore and landscape
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • Barbara Hepworth
  • James Turrell

and a lot more.

They have also won a South Bank Show Award for Visual Arts as well

What Are Some Of There Exhibitions…..

One of the biggest Exhibitions is of Henry Moore as this is one of the biggest collection of bronze work that is outside. All the Exhibitions are outside, In a open air galley. This gives it a some what unique look and feel to it.

as well as a lot of other artist works and sculptures, this park also includes a deer park so had a lot of attention for that too.

What Reviews Have They Had…..

A lot of small artists and bloggers have reviews the park and wrote up about it (as this is how I have found out some of the information). There is also really good views on trips adviser and other website like Facebook.

I cant find any newspaper articles on it or any tv shows or reviews on it. So I would say it doesn’t have any major worldwide reviews or articles on it but does have smaller publishes on it.

I was planning to go to the part but as we have just be put into lockdown i have decided to wait till next year (2021).

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