An exhibition of contemporary works by Ann-Marie James, inspired by objects in Wessex Museums collections.

Wessex Museums invited Ann-Marie James to delve into the collections of four partner museums (Wiltshire Museum, Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum and Salisbury Museum) and choose an object from each to inspire a series of artworks.

She spent a year creating the finished pieces, all in gold or white. Gold derives from the Bush Barrow Lozenge (Wiltshire Museum) and the tale of Bacchus and Midas (Poole Museum); white from the chalk that the Amesbury Archer (Salisbury Museum) was originally found in, and the white of the Roman mosaic (Dorset County Museum). Her techniques included drawing, painting, printmaking and gilding with 24ct gold leaf.

PaintingPrints & drawingsContemporary artSouth West


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