The Lumber Room
The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures – Curated by Mark Hearld
The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts.
For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks to include in the exhibition.
His choices include textiles, costume, oil paintings, works on paper, furniture, and taxidermy, many items of which have not been on public display before.
Alongside these will be new works that Mark has created especially for the show which are inspired by the collections. The exhibition is influenced by a short story called The Lumber Room, by Saki, which was read to him in an English class when he was 15.
“Since I heard Saki’s story I have always been intrigued by the idea of a locked room that contained treasures so wonderful they are beyond what your mind can imagine. In this exhibition I wanted to create the sense of excitement and wonder that you get when you discover the key to the room and see the “forbidden” objects for the first time.” Mark Hearld
- York Art Gallery nominated for the European Museum of the Year
- ALIVE: Art Between Life and Science - New Display At York Art Gallery To Open 9 December 2016
- The Anthony Shaw Space at the Centre of Ceramic Art Re-Opens Following Re-Display By Tessa Peters
- YMT Card Exclusive - Members' Christmas Shopping Days 2016
- York Art Gallery Announced Winners of the Family Friendly Museum Award 2016
Keep in Touch
Enter your email address to sign up to the York Museums Trust newsletter.