Showstoppers – Silver Centrepieces

Image Credit: Miriam Hanid, Deluge Dish, 2009. Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Dates & Times:
Saturday 13th May – Sunday 15th October 2017
(See below for exact event details)

Venue: Temple Newsam
Templenewsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE

Silver is a seductive, glamorous material and the centrepiece is one of its most wondrous uses. Showstoppers takes two iconic centrepieces from Leeds’ historic silver collection and presents them alongside contemporary masterpieces by artists Junko Mori and Miriam Hanid. The exhibition showcases the continuation and reinvention of traditional silversmithing techniques and celebrates women in silver, as makers and owners.

Talk: Miriam Hanid
Friday 9th June 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

£7 (inc. admission), booking required

Silversmithing Demonstration
Saturday 10th June 2017 (11am – 12pm) and (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Surtouts, Epergnes and ‘Grands Platts Menages’: silver and ceramic centrepieces of the 18th century, James Lomax (Temple Newsam)
Saturday 10th June 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

Guided Tour
Saturday 10th June 2017 (3pm – 3:45pm)

Silver and Yachts: the glamorous possessions of women at Temple Newsam, Rachel Conroy (Temple Newsam)
Wednesday 5th July 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

Shining silver commissions from the Sheffield Assay Office collection; the work of Junko Mori, Emma Paragreen (Sheffield Assay Office)
Saturday 16th September 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

An eye for design: Rosalinde Gilbert, fashion designer and collector, Charlotte Johnson and Hanne Faurby (V&A)
Saturday 14th October 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

For a detailed look into the accompanying events programme and hands-on activities during the school holidays please visit:

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