Original 200 @ Cupola Gallery

Original 200

Exhibition dates: 2 September – 14 October
Preview: Friday 1 September from 7:30pm onwards – hospitality provided.
Exhibition venue: Cupola Gallery. 178A Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday / 10am-6pm
Closed – Sunday

Every art work in this exhibition has a price tag of £200. Each piece is an original.

When is an original not an original? Is a print (silkscreen, etching, linocut) an original piece? Are photographs original works of art? Why is a higher or lesser value attributed to different forms of creative work? Do we use the term ‘original’ to add value? Does a price label increase or lower our esteem or view of a piece?

Painting, printmaking, photography, glassware, ceramics, artist made books, assemblage, textiles, jewellery metalwork and sculpture will be represented.

“I have always been fascinated and perplexed by people’s responses to prices of artwork both inside and outside the gallery environment. Often people seem to either attribute value to a work of art due to a high price or become agitated by a price which does not seem to accord with their perception of its value.” Karen Sherwood, Director

In addition there seems to be a general perception that certain types of artwork deserve to hold a higher price than others. We hope that by exhibiting works across media, all of which are going to be on sale for the same price, that we might encourage discussion and debate around these issues.

33 artists will be taking part: Abbie Cairns, Alison Tyldesley, Amanda Lwin  , Annette Petch, Beth Barlow, Cath Dunn, Chase and Plate, Daniel Ashton, Emily Perry-Musgrave, Fumi, Hazel Dixon, Jill Miller, Karen Sherwood, Karin Hessenberg , Kristy Campbell, Lesley Birch, Luca Serasini, Marion Kuit, Myfanwy Williams, Paul Schatzbeger, Pauline Rignall  , Rachel McDonnell, Robyn Hepburn, Simon Dobbs, Stephen Todd, Sue Burley, Susan Plover, Tomas Rowell, Vaiva, Kovieraite-Trumpe, Viv Owen, Will Atkins.

For further information and high quality images please call Karen or Graham on 0114 285 2665 or email karen@cupolagallery.com



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