Thursday, 3 July 2014

Illustrator in Residence for Nuneaton Museum!

Here is the press release from Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, announcing me as illustrator in residence to interpret their Inuit collection. The work will be displayed in an exhibition in February 2015, and I'm so excited to get to work on it:

Arts Council grant success for Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has been successful in its bid for money from Arts Council England.

Arts Council England has awarded a ‘Grants for the Arts’ fund to support ‘Tales from the Tundra.’ For this project  the Museum will work with professional artist Jhinuk Sarkar to interpret aspects of its Inuit collection, culminating in a major temporary exhibition during Spring 2015. The funding will also support original artwork, interactives and learning materials, public events and talks.

Illustrative Artist Jhinuk Sarkar stated:

“I'm really excited to work on a series of new illustrations that will hopefully inspire visitors to look at the stories behind Nuneaton Museum's extraordinary Inuit collection.
I know that sometimes one drawing or illustration can tell many more stories than a single written sentence, so I will highlight this using the fascinating objects the Museum holds on Inuit culture. By doing this I can help to bring the collection to life in a vibrant and engaging way for visitors of all ages.”

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts & Leisure stated:

"I congratulate the Museum team on their success in gaining funding for this important project.  I feel sure that the artist in residence will provide a vital and exciting link to interpreting this fascinating element of the Museum collection as well as providing a valuable insight into Inuit culture.”

For more information on this exciting project please contact Matt Johnson, Museum Outreach Officer, on 024 7635 0720 or email

I have already been inspired by objects from the Scott Polar museum in Cambridge - such as this illustrated scrimshaw artefact above - such precision!

Stay tuned for further posts here on my progress during the project research stages.



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