Last chance to see 'Vera' at Beverley Art Gallery

Wed 23rd February 2022

There are only a few weeks left to see the sculpture ‘Vera’ by Hannah Honeywill at Beverley Art Gallery, before it is dismantled and removed.

Friday, 4 March will be the last day to see the work, which is part of the gallery’s Contemporary Arts Uplift funding from Arts Council England.

‘Vera’ is both a celebration and a memorial to the hundreds of ships that Beverley Shipyard produced over the years. The sculpture focuses on the history of the steam trawler ‘Vera’ built there in 1907. ‘Vera’ was wrecked at Mydalssandur, South Iceland, in 1925.

The sculpture takes the shape of thousands of iron rivets hanging on fishing wire, creating a shimmering shoal of rivets to form the shape of ‘Vera’. The rivets used to make the sculpture are just like the ones used in traditional shipbuilding methods.

Hannah Honeywill is an award-winning artist, and she has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe. She has been the recipient of Wellcome Trust funding and has undertaken residencies at the Britten and Pears Arts, Barber Institute of Fine Art in Birmingham and the Chisenhale Studios in London. She is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

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The sculpture is located in the beautifully restored Edwardian ‘red gallery’ among the much-loved artworks from the permanent collection. Beverley Art Gallery is located in the Treasure House in Champney Road.

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