Arts & Culture
Virtual Exhibition: Hats 400!
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We would like you to reproduce the texture of a surface by taking a direct rubbing using graphite.
Frottage is the technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art.
By combining your artworks, we aim to create a tonal picture from the surfaces of Nottinghamshire. We'd like to know more about the objects you've chosen to help us discover links to the county's heritage:
You will need:
Surfaces of the Shire kits are available when you Click and Collect from Inspire Libraries and Mobile Libraries (availability is subject to demand).
You can download the How To Sheet and the Records Form by clicking on the PDF documents below.
Just like you, professional artist Chris Lewis-Jones has also been busy collecting heritage surfaces across Nottinghamshire and a tonal picture of the county will be on display in the Surfaces of the Shire Exhibition and will tour Inspire Library Galleries.
It will also be available to view online from 25 May 2021.
Your rubbings will be photographed and uploaded to the Inspire Picture Archive and join over 5 million documents in Nottinghamshire Archives! The deadline for returning your artwork is Tuesday 25 May.
Return to the Surfaces of the Shire main page.
Thank you for taking part!
Please return your artwork to an Inspire Library or post to: Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library, Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7BQ, no later than Tuesday 25 May
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