Museum seeking cycle – must be fit for a 1920’s artist!

Public Appeal – Hedon Museum seeks an old 1920’s bicycle!

1920 bike

Photo – Wikipedia

Dr Martin Craven is seeking the said old bike to be used for an exhibition at the museum in the summer.

A new exhibition of the drawings and artwork of FS Smith is scheduled for the summer of 2015 which is the 90th anniversary of the artist’s death.

Frederick Schultz Smith was born at Worthing in 1860 but after coming to live in Hull he sketched and painted scenes of that city and the surrounding towns and villages, often travelling by bicycle into the Holderness countryside. He continued his artwork right up to his death in September 1925.

As part of the FS Smith exhibition, the museum wants to use the bicycle as a centrepiece; over it will be draped the artist’s coat and materials that he would have taken with him and used when he was out and about on his artistic travels.

While an old 1920’s bicycle is probably something that you won’t have stashed away in your garage, but you never know, you might have an idea where one can be found!?

If so, the Museum would like to borrow the bicycle during the exhibition period, from Saturday 25th July – Wednesday 9th September 2015.

Can you help? If you can, please contact Martin Craven from Hedon Museum Society on 01482 640081. And don’t forget to tell us here too – it would be wonderful if readers of the Hedon Blog can successfully help the museum with this appeal.

Join us at Hedon Museum!

Hedon Museum is now open for the year! Our first exhibition, ‘The Wide Open Sea’, is a collection of beautiful paintings by Richard Hayton and Reg Moss, depicting trawlers and bravery amidst breath-taking seascapes. We’re waiting to welcome you!

Includes paintings of the trawlers lost in the ‘triple trawler tragedy’ of 1968 – St. Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland.

Hedon Museum opens every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Current exhibition until Saturday 4th April 2015.

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