Goole Museum to reopen with brand new exhibition

Wed, 12 May 2021

Goole Museum will reopen on Tuesday, 18 May with a brand new exhibition: 'Boyes Golden Values'.

On display will be the collaborative work of sculptor Jacqueline Stieger and jewellery makers Nicola Fidell Chapman and Victoria Prince, inspired by everyday items found in Boyes stores.

For many years, alongside her large sculptures, Stieger has used sculptural and experimental techniques to create distinctive art jewellery or 'microsculpture'. Her work is often inspired by everyday items. As trained jewellers, Chapman and Prince use quite different methods to design and create their work at Oresome Gallery in Hull.

With funding from Arts Council England, and the support of Goole Museum and Boyes stores, Chapman and Prince have worked alongside Jacqueline Stieger. They have explored new methods and adopted a sculptor's approach to the jeweller's art. Inspired by everyday items from Boyes stores, all three have created new works. Their artistic journey has been documented by the art historian and freelance curator, Gerardine Mulcahy-Parker of the Exhibitiours, and the storytelling photographer Nigel Walker.

The exhibition also looks at the history of art jewellery including art jewellery produced by Stieger and her late husband Alfred Gruber - also a sculptor- from the 1960s onwards. 

A visit to Goole Museum is also a chance to discover the history of the UK's most inland port town and experience the life, love and loss of the people and their industrial heritage at this community museum. From boat builder's models and ship paintings to domestic life and leisure pursuits, visitors can transport themselves into the past.

Goole Museum is located in Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS and will be open :

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 10am to 7pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm.

The museum is closed for lunch 12 noon to 12.30pm (Wednesdays 1.30 to 2pm) and offers free admission and lift access.

For full details of the facilities at the museum, visit https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/find-a-museum/?entry=goole_museum

For full details of the new exhibition, visit : https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/museums-online/boyes-golden-values/

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