BRLSI (Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution) is an important cultural organisation. Located in Bath since 1824, it has collected over 150,000 unique objects from all over the world. In autumn 2020 the institution secured a ‘Forward to the Future’ Art Fund grant to develop a new website, a stand- alone ‘Artefact Journey App’ and an exhibition in the BRLSI’s galleries in Queen Square.
Four significant objects from the collection have been identified to tell the story of this fascinating institution. The objects selected have been chosen because of their variety of forms, interesting background stories and close relationship with Bath.
Below is a sample of the work I created for collages to support four narratives in the form of trails within the BRLSI’s Bath Discovery Trail App. The app is available to download for free on the App Store.
Trail One: Crimean Relics Trail Artwork
Trail Two: ‘On the Origin of Species’ a very personal 1st edition
Trail Three: Steneosaurus skull from the Jurassic period
Trail Four: Pallasite, a stony iron meteorite, c.4.2 billion years old.