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Put Yourself in the Picture Exhibition

  • City Gallery Peterborough Museum Peterborough, PE1 1LF (map)

Join us at the unveiling of the new ancients; 'Put Yourself in the Picture: Life Imitates Art' by Peterborough Presents young producer and arts student, Hanna Hughes!

During half term, we saw over 50 visitors to the one-day studio in Queensgate, who each experienced a unique opportunity to feature in photographic re-enactments of famous Masterpieces of Art from Da Vinci to Van Gogh. The photographs captured on the day will be included at this public exhibition at the City Gallery, Peterborough Museum.

The resulting images will be displayed in gold frames, in keeping with the ‘Old Master’ theme, and will be given pride of price in the exhibition. A VIP Private View invitation and the red-carpet treatment will also be offered to all who are photographed at the artist studio.

Hanna said “My project idea came about from my love of art history and Old Masters. I’ve chosen a great selection of images including well-known favourites such as Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. The images include individuals, pairs and groups so the whole family can take part. I hope this project encourages everyone to exercise their right to visit public galleries, especially the City Gallery, which are still free admission!”

Hanna’s event is supported by the Peterborough Presents ‘Emerge Programme’, which gives training and support to the city’s young creatives. The organisation are currently hosting a ‘training weekender’ for other budding arts practitioners aged 16-25 to give them similar opportunities to Hanna. To find out more about Peterborough Presents, click here.

Earlier Event: March 24
The Head Wrap Diaries
Later Event: April 4
ARTCHIVED Exhibition