Heritage Places & Spaces
HERITAGE PLACES & SPACES – Tony Nero
Exhibition: 14th January – 24th March 2019.
A celebration of Heritage sites of Peterborough
Following the successful exhibition at the Norman Cross Gallery in September and October 2018, Tony Nero’s exciting drawings are now shown in an exhibition at the Peterborough Museum.
The drawings are a collection of works, of some of the Heritage sites and buildings in Peterborough. With a focus on the Norman Cross site the first prisoner of war camp during the Napoleonic War, to the Gates Memorial in Bishop’s Road Gardens. There are a lot of places in our city that not only means a lot to our community but also means a lot to many individuals. We take a lot of these places for granted but there’s so much to see and learn all around us.
It’s always refreshing as an artist, going back to your roots of drawing as a medium, but as well as being exciting to produce these pieces, it’s also been a challenge trying hard not to use paint or colour. The body of work was produced in pencils, charcoal and pastels but some of the pieces I felt lend itself to a dash of colour. This was achieved by using pastel and slightly coloured paper. Amazing what you learn also when observing these buildings and sites. It’s also fascinating to hear some of the stories from visitors who have strong connection to some of the buildings.
I’m really excited about the exhibition being in the Museum, in such a prestigious building. The Museum Café with it’s high windows and stunning light, makes a perfect place for visitors to relax with a slice of cake, a cuppa and enjoy the art…it’s almost like being in your own front room.
This exhibition only consists of 10 pieces, whereas the original exhibition had 14 pieces. I would like to add this is not the end of this project. More work is being added to the collection and continues into the months ahead, with views of developing the project. There are also postcards now available.
To find out more about Tony Nero and his work you can follow artoftonynero on twitter, facebook or visit his website. www.artoftonynero.com
Museum opens: Daily 10am – 5:00pm Closed on Mondays.
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