‘Ruffians’ to royalty, sailors to socialites and pilgrims to punks, tattoos have been etched into our bodies all through British historical past.
Tullie Home Museum and Artwork Gallery in Carlisle has labored with tattoo artists from throughout Cumbria to share the historical past behind Cumbria’s tattoos.
The brand new documentary, Speaking Tattoos, sits alongside an thrilling exhibition which options cutting-edge designers, main lecturers and main personal collectors, who’ve designed arms to placed on show on the Cumbrian museum.
Tattoo: British Tattoo Artwork Revealed, which can run between Saturday, October 17 till Saturday, January 16, will likely be curated by the Nationwide Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC).
Within the Speaking Tattoos undertaking, Cumbria residents have been invited to contribute photographs of their physique artwork and video footage, telling the story behind their tats.
This video piece showcases the paintings, celebrates the variety, and shares the tales behind Cumbria’s tattoos.
In addition to the undertaking, friends to the museum will be capable to view an exhibition with greater than 400 unique artworks, pictures and historic artefacts is now on show.
Charli Summers, Programme Supervisor at Tullie Home stated: “We’re delighted to be working with NMMC to host Tattoo: British Tattoo Artwork Revealed, which options distinctive collaborations between nationwide organisations, collectors, artists and main lecturers.
“Now we have additionally loved working with folks throughout Cumbria to carry native tattoo tales into the exhibition by creating the Speaking Tattoos documentary.”
NMMC director Richard Doughty stated: “We’re enormously pleased with this ground-breaking and award-winning exhibition, and the truth that we have been in a position to flip it right into a nationwide touring programme that reached new and really various audiences throughout the nation.
“After three years, we’re particularly delighted to complete the tour at Tullie Home.”