Having recently curated an exhibition of Tolkien-inspired art in Sheffield, South Yorkshire featuring a number of artists well-known to the society, and with many people unable to undertake the travel to see the show, I’ve put together this short video. It provides a general overview of the exhibition but also reveals something of the curation choices linked to the title Evil in the Shining Light by combining readings from Tolkien’s source text in combination with images of the exhibition.
John is an artist and Tolkien Society member based in North Yorkshire. He curates exhibitions of Tolkien-inspired art and has exhibited his own work at Sarehole Mill, Oxonmoot, HobbitCon amongst other venues. In 2014/15 he had a lengthy illustrated article published in Film Score Monthly examining Doug Adams’ landmark study of Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings scores. He is currently working on Tolkien-inspired and wider fantasy projects with Oloris Publishing and Luna Press Publishing.