Pamela Schilderman: ‘I really wanted people to think about what it is that makes a portrait’
What makes a portrait? What defines a person’s identity? These are questions at the core of Schilderman’s practice, and are questions she hopes to make her audience ask as well
by ANNA McNAY – published 27/11/2017
Casket is a new scientifically radical Self-Portrait that speaks of identity and that challenges the traditional self-portrait by using forensic identifiers: my thumbprint, hair, teeth, retina and DNA, in order to present an alternative visual perspective of the self through the lens of criminological science.
Using memento mori as inspiration, participants will be shown how to make brooches from horse hair. Two templates will be provided as visual aids and Pamela Schilderman will give a demonstration. Participants will be able to take away their handmade brooches at the end of the day.
Cost: £20 Please call 01926 742700 to book or visit us online.
Emancipation? is a curated response to artists Claude Cahun & Laura Swanson's exhibitions at the Attenborough Centre. A group show curated by Christopher Samuel featuring artists: Caitlin Griffiths, Chi Lam, Christine Stevens, Christopher Samuel, Jackie Berridge, Michael Forbes, Nick Mobbs, Pamela Schilderman, Stewart Easton
Interview on my new project 'Casket', now on show at Leamington Museum & Art Gallery.
Free family friendly workshop with contemporary artist Pamela Schilderman exploring identity. Using Surrealism as inspiration, children will focus on features they feel important to them. For children aged 2 - 11. Please note all children should be accompanied by an adult.
Call 0116 225 4900 to book your free place.
Can deception ever be justified? What impact does it have on value and authenticity? Is it all just a matter of perception and how far does information manipulate the way we see art?
Artist talk at the following venues: Herbert Museum & Art Gallery Coventry, Bury Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pump Rooms Museum & Art Gallery Leamington Spa, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Leicester. (2014 - 2015)
Watercolours and salt crystals presented as undiscovered parasitic plant species found in the Congo. Exhibited as a genuine Victorian Natural History Collection in the following venues: Oxford Natural History Museum, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Haslemere Educational Museum, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery. (2009 - 2014)