Evil in the Shining Light: Tolkien exhibition in Sheffield, Sept 2-26, 2015
An amazing Tolkien exhibition will take place from Sept 2-26, 2015, at Sheffield’s Bank Street Arts, curated by artist John Cockshaw as a part of the Opening up the Book Festival. Ten artists and writers will provide the audience with illustrative and beautiful presentations and I am proud to say that I have been asked to participate as a writer, writing an introductory piece on how J.R.R. Tolkien’s unfettered imagination inspired and continues to inspire artists all over the world.
‘Evil in the Shining Light: Art inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien’ The exhibition has been delivered and opens at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield from 2nd-26th September. Forming part of the three-month ‘Opening up the Book’ festival supported by Arts Council England and Sheffield Hallam University, the exhibition features the following contributors: Soni Alcorn-Hender, Tomás Hijo, Jay Johnstone, Ted Nasmith, Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska, Tsvetelina Krumova, Marcel Aubron-Bülles and Rob Malan. Thanks also for the additional support and interest from Ted Nasmith Art Shop, Luna Press Publishing, Oloris Publishing, Doug Adams and Archaeologist Shaun Richardson.
If you want to have a quick look at what and who to expect there is a short introductory video to the exhibition.
My thanks go out to John Cockshaw as curator of this great exhibition, particularly for his angelic patience, and all the others involved in making this happen. I hope you will enjoy visiting this as much as I enjoyed writing my text to provide an introduction into Tolkien’s imagination.