Nearly 30 LMB staff have shown off their creativity at the annual LMB Art Exhibition, an opportunity for staff to showcase their varied artistic talents. The display was organised for the 4th year by Brian Saltmarsh, from the LMB’s Laboratory Services Section.
The display, in the atrium of the building, featured work across a wide range of different media: intricate needlework and textiles, striking jewellery and copper work, highly detailed drawings, vibrant paintings, sculpture and pottery.
One of the most popular art forms represented was photography and the work of several participants took us on a journey across the world looking at people, places and events, nature and wildlife, buildings and objects. In both black and white, and colour, they formed a vibrant mass of images.
Other exhibitors displayed a different use of material and influences. ‘Recycled artwork’ demonstrated how everyday, discarded items can be brought together to create decorative pieces, while the reconstruction of Viking age garments showed how essential, everyday, historical items are seen from a modern artistic perspective.
The creative work of the LMB’s Workshops and Visual Aids Department was also on show, highlighting the skills the staff use both at work and at home. From the Workshops, precision-made pieces of engineering in metal, wood, Perspex and 3D printing were on show, while photography and detailed drawings from the Visual Aids staff showcased their skills.