Mark Anstee’s RAMMYRIORAMA: a panorma of Exeter RAMM’s World Cultures
A new artwork by Mark Anstee can now be seen in the World Cultures gallery at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).
Anstee’s RAMMYRIORAMA poster is a play on the concept of Victorian spectacles known as Myrioramas. Pre-dating film, these monumental scrolls unwound to reveal painted panoramas of great historic events, heroic battles or epic journeys through newly discovered foreign lands.
His hand-painted poster advertises a grand tour of the world as seen through RAMM’s World Cultures collection.
The poster will be on display until September. On Wednesday 13 May there will be a chance to meet the artist and find out more about myrioramas from Dr Phil Wickham from The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. £8 tickets will be available from the museum and online.
Mark Anstee has been commissioned to make site-specific drawing projects indoors and in the landscape for over 15 years. In 2014 he was invited by Imperial War Museum North to create a live drawing for the First World War Centenary and has made works for In Flanders Fields Museum, Belgium; Irish Museum of Modern Art; and John Hansard Gallery. Mark has been both Leverhulme artist-in-residence at Stonehenge and artist-on-manoeuvres onboard HMS Bulwark.
Artists Reflections: Mark Anstee’s reflection on world cultures is the second in a series of four artistic responses to RAMM’s collections. It follows on from Polly Morgan’s response to the natural history collection.
Artists Reflections is funded from RAMM’s Arts Council England Major Partner Museum funding in 2014/15. The artists were selected by RAMM’s Contemporary Arts Panel in consultation with Arts Council England and the Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre.
(from a press release)
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