David Walker Barker – Objects of Curious Virtue: Echoes of John Ruskin

Objects of Curious Virtue, at the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University from 9 October to 12 December 2010, is an exhibition by Leeds School of Design lecturer and artist, David Walker Barker.

Taking inspiration from John Ruskin’s fascination with minerals, the exhibition includes six newly constructed cabinets displaying mineral and fossil specimens, artefacts and fabricated objects from the artist’s extensive collections.  Accompanying these will be an range of David’s paintings, drawings and sketchbooks, and selected crystal specimens and geological material from the Guild of St. George’s Ruskin collection in the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.


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