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Journey in Colour, The Bowes Museum

Journey in Colour showcased the vivid colours of The Bowes Museum’s extensive art collection.

The exhibition provided a deep dive into colour through designers and artists utilising new technologies and traditional skills. Colourful installations, seen here for the first time, had been inspired by the museums' artworks. Responsive technologies encouraged ‘play’ with colour as hand-thrown porcelain vases – from ceramic artist Matt Wilcock (winner of The Great Pottery Throw Down) – made a nod to the great taste of the founders of the museum, Joséphine and John Bowes.

The museums' collection originates from many different parts of the world and was loved, admired and enjoyed by Museum founder Joséphine Bowes and her husband John. In the Journey in Colour exhibition, visitors discovered the colours of 80 objects as diligently analysed by a team of designers and artists from the UK and China. These designers and artists created new works of art, vases and lights entirely inspired by the colours they found in the collection.

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