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The joke is the ultimate weapon. Trench humour permeates the most difficult situations, and some of the most difficult situations can be found in the heat of battle. This special exhibition, running until the end of October, highlights artists who have found light in dark situations.
The historic collection of silver contained within the archives of Temple Newsam House take pride of place in this exhibition. See pieces by artists Junko Mori and Miriam Hanid, learn how they’re upending silversmithing, and participate in the crafts events for children.
New for summer 2017, the two exhibitions will explore two giants of British art and their deep connection with Yorkshire. Find around 30 works by Barbara Hepworth from early drawings in 1925 up to her late marble sculptures of the 1970s, plus her personal library that has never been on public view before. Henry Moore’s documentation of war in art will be on show too, including drawings of Londoners seeking shelter and a series of sculptures.
This brand new exhibition explores the use of toys in contemporary art and design, from 1950s and 60s British Pop Art to movements such as Photorealism and Pop Surrealism. The exhibition features paintings, prints, sculptures, fashion, photography and – you guessed it – plenty of toys from across the globe.
Emma Bossons, the youngest ever elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, draws inspiration for her Moorcroft pottery from the countryside. She’ll be in the Sissons Gallery, on 30 September, signing work for visitors between 12pm and 3pm.