Stonehenge and the archaeological sites around it is a unique and powerful monument, with a great deal of mystery surrounding its history of over 5,000 years. Well done to English Heritage, Ginko Projects and Bloor Homes for bringing the 21st century to Stonehenge.
Located within Denton Corker Marshall’s award-winning Visitor Centre, Linda Brothwell’s beautiful pieces of work on display in ‘Conversation in Making’ take inspiration both from ancient vessels created by the people who may have lived, worked and worshipped here in ancient times, now on display in museums in the Wiltshire and Salisbury Museums, and from discussions with ten makers who work in the local community with diverse skills including leatherwork, thatching, hairdressing and tattooing. Brothwell explains her interest in the idea of place and how the history of the landscape in which you live or work influences how you do things today, sometimes using tools that have been passed from generation to generation.
This is the first exhibition of contemporary design or art that has been held in the temporary exhibition gallery in the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and hopefully it will be the first of many to come, to compliment the permanent exhibition on the history and archaeology of the Monument in the main exhibition space and joining over 5000 years of history and design together.