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Sensing the Past : Viva la Vida for Vivica at Goole Museum

Date
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
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Sensing the Past, running from Tuesday, 11 September until Saturday, 10 November at Goole museum, is an exhibition of work from the art group Vivica exploring the theme of memory.

There will be a preview of ‘Sensing the Past’ and a chance to meet the artists on Saturday, 8September from 1pm to 3pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Entry is free and there is lift access available.

Glynne Bulman, Gabrielle Harris, Paul King and Sue Riemer explore how memories are stimulated and how they make us feel, as well as invite the public to come along and discuss the results of their reflections.

Vivica is a group of third age artists who strive to be at the cutting edge of artistic endeavour.

A member of the group, said: “It is our conviction that we should take pride in our age, our experience and our desire to make fine art with message and impact. We celebrate our maturity and proclaim that Vivica is a collection of artists with plenty to say.”

The group has showcased their skills by bringing together photography, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, painting and printmaking under a single common theme in their work.

Goole Museum Curator, Debbie Hardy, said: “It is wonderful to have an exhibition that explores the subject of memory and memory loss. I hope our visitors will appreciate the themes in this exhibition and that it will spark memories of their own.”

Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Tourism and Culture, Councillor Richard Burton, said: “Residents of all ages should have the chance to express themselves through art in our area. Sensing the Past is a brilliant example of how art and culture helps members of our community gain confidence and give back.”

Goole Museum also hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s Activity Group on the second Wednesday of every month for anyone who has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the family and friends who want to support them.

Goole Museum is located in Carlisle Street, Goole, and is openTuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Wednesday 10am to 7pm; and Saturday 9am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12 noon to 12.30pm (Wednesdays 1.30 to 2pm).Admission is free.

For more information regarding Alzheimer’s activity group either contact the museum on 01405 768963 or visit http://www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/goole-museum/ or alternatively call 01405 768963. Goole Museum, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS