The Mermaid and the Lion, 2013

This series of drawings are based around the University of Birmingham’s museum collections, produced during a year long residency 2012-13. The drawings are based on a series of interviews with staff, students and members of the public around the museum experience. Topics of conversation include the printer John Baskerville, the geologist Charles Lapworth and computer programmer Ava Lovelace, along with some of the objects in the museum, including a dinosaur tooth and the Curator's office. The full 50 drawings formed the basis of a publication, The Mermaid and the Lion, which was published in July 2013. An exhibition of these works on paper was on show at the Great Western Arcade (March 2013), and toured to The Bramall Music Building (June - Sept 2013).