By Vicki Mok
A new exhibition in Sheffield representing the human spirit is being showcased in The Millennium Gallery.
‘In the Making: Ruskin, Creativity and Craftsmanship’ is an exhibition dedicated to the Victorian and scholar John Ruskin and explores his ideas through a variety of historical and contemporary art and craft work.
John Ruskin was well known as a champion of art and drawing. He believed the act of creating his artwork represents the connection of human spirit, skill and material.
The exhibition exhibits a collection of work done by contemporary artists Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Edward Colery Burne-Jones and John Ruskin himself.
In the Making opens in the Millennium Gallery’s Craft&Design exhibition space and free of charge. A diversity of work of stitching, sewing, weaving and dyeing are all included.
Claire Bower, a visitor assistance from Millennium Gallery, said: ‘‘In the Making was prepared for at least six months in preparation for the exhibition. The exhibition is separated in to two parts with a wide range of different content. It is very spacious, very comfortable to walk through and there are a variety of objects that are suitable for all age groups to enjoy.’’
In the Making is a third in a series of exhibitions celebrating John Ruskin’s enduring legacy in the 21st Century.
The Guild of St George, an organisation founded by Ruskin, said the the exhibition has an aim of ”making the world a better place for humankind’’.
The exhibition exhibits from 23 January 2016 to 5 June 2016 and is open on Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday.