Artist Commissions

“Pen Rest” by Shirley Chubb

New Image 2In 2004, Shirley Chubb was commissioned by Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery to create an exhibition that explored the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. Her response was Thinking Path, an artwork and series of museum installations inspired by Darwin’s daily ritual of walking the same path at Down House in Kent, his family home for 40 years.  For the new Museum, Shirley will create an entirely new body of work located on the balcony overlooking the main auditorium.


“The Now and the Here” by Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead

Thomson & Craighead have created a permanent new work – a ‘time-piece’ that uses World Health Organisation statistics on births – transforming numerical scientific data into a live, animated display with the Courtyard.


“Beneath the Surface: Wroxeter and the Roman collections” by Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan has made a film installation within the heart of the redisplay of our nationally important Roman Collection , which is made up from archeological finds excavated from the Roman site of Wroxeter, located some 4 miles from Shrewsbury downstream alongside the River Severn.


ace_logoThis project has been funded by Arts Council England.