Our 21st century lives are filled with colours of an almost infinite variety. Yet creating such a rich palette hasn’t always been so easy. What we now take for granted is the legacy of an enduring human obsession with harnessing natural colour for our own purposes.
This brand new exhibition, created by Museums Sheffield and drawing on the city’s collections, celebrates the history, science and significance of colour throughout the ages. From the first synthetic dye which set the Victorian fashion world ablaze, to the colourful art of Patrick Caulfield, Colour Coded will celebrate the emotional power which colour continues to hold over us.
The exhibition will also feature a range of works by contemporary artist Ella Robinson. Ella’s work comprises of found objects and detritus, which she transforms into intriguing sculptural works using a range of vivid and vibrant materials.