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A dark day in Paradise - Clare Twomey at the Royal Pavilion Brighton

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Clare Twomey's enchanting creation - A Dark Day in Paradise - saw three thousand black ceramic butterflies installed around the rooms of the Royal Pavillion Brighton, as part of the Arts Council's Museummakers project in 2010.  The carefully crafted butterflies were placed in the Banqueting Room, the Great Kitchen, the Entrance Hall and even on George IVs State Bed in the King's Bedroom. The work was a response to the excesses of the Prince Regent's seaside fantasy, drawing on the dark side of the pursuit of material wealth. The butterflies symbolized the transience of life and the vanity of earthly things, and were both beautiful and menacing.

To find out more about Museum makers visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/pdf/AJA_museumaker-toolkit.pdf

 

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