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Museum Mentors Online: July 2020

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Members of our Museum Mentors groups have continued receiving colouring in cards and pictures of interesting objects from Brighton Museum collections in the hope that they will inspire artwork, be interesting to look at, or just be cheering during this time of lockdown.

Last week I sent out a bumper pack of interesting animal themed art inspiration put together for us by Lucy Faithful.  Also included were these colouring postcards based on the work of our Museum Mentors Mick and Terry. Mick’s card is a caricature of John Lennon and Terry’s is a picture of a tiger and her cub. 

Ossie sent us some photos of his artwork inspired by the sea themed pictures he received last month:

This is a picture of a brass waist clasp in Arts and Crafts style.

This is a porcelain spill vase by Belleek (early 20th century) in the form of a nautilus shell with a coral handle.  

We have been able in recent weeks to have 1:1 outdoor meetings with some of our group members. I met Paul and took lots of photos of his vibrant work.  

This one is a page from a colouring book.

This lovely gestural painting is made on grey card. It looks like a dramatic cloudy sky to me. 

This sunny vase of flowers was made with white wax crayon and watercolour paint. 

Join in

If you are a member of our Museum Mentors group and would be happy to see your work on our webpage please send photos of your art to 

That’s all for this week. Look out for more Museum Mentors group updates soon.

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 Sally Welchman, Museum Mentors