Nightmares in a Bell Jar Original Artwork
Chris Rodenhurst painting the creatures
In 2018 Leonie Sedman (Curator of Heritage and Collections Care) installed a new display of wet collection specimens in the Tate Hall Museum. The exhibition is aptly named ‘Nightmares in a Bell Jar’ and the creatures on display vary from repulsive reptiles to frightening fish.
We had previously worked with the University of Liverpool’s Mobile Development Team for the ‘VG&M iPad Tour’ and so we approached them again to see if a new app could be produced for our zoology exhibition. The project team consisted of Sally Shaw (Team Leader), Chris Rodenhurst (Designer and artist), John Gilbertson (Android Developer) and Carl Knott (iOS Developer) with support from Nicola Euston (Head of Museums and Galleries), Leonie Sedman (Curator of Heritage and Collections Care) and Kim Fisher (Visitor Services).
The following pages show Chris’s original artwork for the app and you can find out more about the whole app making process in this article.
Giant Water Bug
Yellow Tailed Scorpion
Portuguese Man O’ War