As part of Suzanne’s exhibition at the Recency Townhouse in Brighton, Suzanne O’Haire will present a series of 34 domestic-scale sculptural assemblages, titled beyond belief, made predominately out of discarded objects, castings from disposed packaging and elements of neon lighting. Permanent structures will emerge from impermanent matter, where arrangements of acrobatically stacked, bundled or tentatively balanced forms will perform as supposed magical sigils or spells.
O’Haire wants this work to encourage conversation regarding a presumed connection between the making of art and notions of magic. She has invited Sally O’Reilly (writer), Simon Costin (Director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic) and David Bramwell (writer/broadcaster) as guest speakers. All three have revealed a distinctive slant towards the occult within their own work and will give talks within the duration of the show.
Simon’s talk is now completely sold out but do contact the venue in case of cancellations.
Hi! My name is Aleksandra and I have spent the last month working here at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. I study liberal arts with a major in history …READ MORE
Newberry Library are asking members of the public to transcribe the manuscript, which can be read here: http://publications.newberry.org/dig/rc-transcribe/charms It is a commonplace book, compiled by Robert Ashley (1565-1641). In addition to …READ MORE
Our thanks to Andy Bailey for generously donating several copies of the new book “Martin Dayton” to the Museum. With his permission, we plan to keep one in the library …READ MORE
We are really pleased to have Rob Sherman’s innovative interactive project with us in the Museum library this week. Here Rob writes about his first day: “There’s a cloying, candlelit …READ MORE