Exhibition of new work by University of Lincoln MA in Fine Art students taking as their starting point the traces of making found within the museum's collection.

This exhibition celebrates work created by six artists currently working towards their MA in Fine Art at University of Lincoln, after an invitation to closely encounter thirteen artefacts selected by the team at Lincoln Museum, dating from the Iron age to the 18th century. 

Handling the objects revealed new perspectives on the activities of our ancestors, and the decisions and technologies that shaped their societies. Touching the traces of making, such as fingerprints, signatures, or stamps, informed the artist's individual creative responses.  This is represented through a range of media which includes sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, and mixed media. 

The artists included, Gavin Brown, Emily Collyer, Mary Fountain, Paul Letchworth, Penelope Rose and Nimra Qayyum explore subjects such as intimacy, migration, conservation, emotion, and the moment of encounter through their individual approaches to contemporary art practice.

Exhibition open 20th April - 6th June 2024, 10am - 4pm, Thursday - Monday at the Usher Gallery.