Last chance to see a beautiful community group art exhibition

Cool off this Bank Holiday Weekend in Brighton Museum and be inspired by the wonderful artwork created by the local community group ‘Museum Mentors’.

The Museum Mentors members manage various challenges associated with disability and have been meeting together with Brighton Museum staff every week to design, style, and create their own masterpieces.

A wall of Museum Mentors Artwork displayed in Brighton Museum's Museum Lab
A wall of Museum Mentors Artwork displayed in Brighton Museum’s Museum Lab

Awash with Talent

Members of the group have worked tirelessly to create their pieces inspired by the Royal Pavilion & Museums collections. The exhibition showcases their eclectic range of talents from collage and paintings to photography and print. The originality, range of styles and ideas that have come from the group are inspiring and are not to be missed!

Palace Garden Triptych: A garden study of the Royal Pavilion Gardens created in collaboration between two artists and two volunteers
Palace Garden Triptych: A garden study of the Royal Pavilion Garden created in collaboration between two artists and two volunteers

 

‘Bulldogs’: A Cabinet of Curiosities! Curated by Eiffion Ashdown, Member of Museum Mentors

Ceramic Bulldog from Eiffion Ashdown's collection in the Cabinet of Curiosities in Brighton Museum's Museum Lab
Ceramic Bulldog from Eiffion Ashdown’s collection in the Cabinet of Curiosities in Brighton Museum’s Museum Lab

In addition, the Cabinet of Curiosities in Brighton Museum’s Museum Lab will host an array of pieces from Eiffion Ashdown’s Bulldog Collection. Eiffion is a member of Museum Mentors and is a collector of all things bulldog. He has worked alongside Brighton Museum curatorial staff to curate this fascinating display.

Eiffion’s full collection boasts over 3,500 bulldog pieces and range from ceramics to lighters and even a chocolate sculpture! The collection has become so renowned that it has a large online fan base: www.collectibulldogs.com

 

“A good two hundred years of bulldog history, just like the museum…but all bulldogs!” – Eiffion Ashdown, Museum Mentors Member

Read Eiffion’s inspiring story and see this unique collection exhibited in Brighton Museum’s Museum Lab from 24 May on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 2-5pm until late June.

P.S. Don’t forget to leave your mark on our Museum Lab Bulldog…

Sign the Bulldog! This bulldog with be auctioned off and all money raised will go to the Museum Mentors Project
Sign the Bulldog! This bulldog with be auctioned off and all money raised will go to the Museum Mentors Project

 

Grace Brindle, Collections Assistant