The Burton’s latest exhibition ‘The Most Faithful Bearer of Man’s Message’ is now open in the recently updated gallery 3 (previously the Ceramics Gallery). Created by their artists in residence Juneau Projects, the exhibition features a beautifully illustrated publication which includes work created by the local community and is inspired by the internationally significant RJ Lloyd Ceramics Collection which forms part of the Burtons Permanent Collection.
Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler who work across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture and installation. They have had a number of high-profile exhibitions including PS1 New York, Tate Britain, J P Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and Echigo-Tsumari Triennial in Japan.
Over the last 6 months, Juneau have worked with over 475 people including visitors, artists, schools and local organisations to produce an illustrated publication which celebrates the RJ Lloyd ceramics collection. The publication features prints, collages, illustrations and cut-outs which have all been made by visitors – many of which are also on display in the exhibition alongside the ceramics that inspired them.
Ian Danby, Burton at Bideford Director says:
‘Having our first artist in residence programme has been a delight, Juneau Projects have taken our collection and brought it to life with the help of hundreds of people from across north Devon. The exhibition celebrates creativity in all its forms from the professional artist, to schools and community groups, to the passionate amateur, all are welcome’.
The exhibition is on display now.