Brushstrokes to Brands – New Temporary Display

5 August – 25 November 2023 

A new display, featuring artwork from ‘en plein air’ and studio painter Steven Smith. The temporary exhibit depicts heritage brands, found in the Museum’s collection, through still-life oil paintings.

With a focus on confectionery wrappers, nostalgia and heritage brands, Brushstrokes to Brands offers an opportunity to connect with the collection through a new medium and a contemporary artistic lens.

“Over the past decade, I have noticed many traditional, old pubs and cafes have disappeared from our Towns and Cities. I was desperate to find a way to capture these places in my paintings whilst some still exist, and I decided to paint a still life of objects often found on café tables.” – Steven Smith 

Enjoy a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle by visiting our main collection, the Time Tunnel before exploring Brushstrokes to Brands. Children can stay entertained with our activity worksheet, which will develop their understanding of design, colour and use of logos in brands and packaging. 

Take part in our interactive draw-along workshop on 9 August.  Replicating one of the artists’ favourite paintings, Steven will teach the basics of creating a still life on canvas paper. The participant will be able to keep their still life drawing for a keepsake.

For more info on the workshop and to book a slot, follow the link below.

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