This exhibition at Hove Museum presents by Richard Slee, one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artists. The newly commissioned pieces have been inspired by Mass Observation’s Mantlepiece Reports of 1937. The reports, with their fascinating lists of objects, reveal much about the tastes, preferences and preoccupations of people living in 1930s Britain. Slee’s work also explores questions of personal and national identity, history and taste, through his surreal transformations of ordinary domestic objects.
Mass Observation is hosting two children's workshops at Hove museum on 28th & 29th October. Fun, hands on children's activities for 5-8yr olds inspired by the Mantelpiece exhibition, as well as a creative writing workshop for adults on 6th November.