Maria Zahle: Sails and Dogs
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
The 2014 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Commission
Maria Zahle was chosen to undertake the 2014 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
Maria has been involved in the delivery of more than 30 workshops with more than 2000 participants that have informed the development of the commission.
Maria’s commission has been created to encourage children and families to play and be inspired and will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. Sails and Dogs consist of patterned fabric works stretching to the ceiling of the Victorian Art Gallery and a series of low, colourful sculptures on wheels.
The work will be shown regularly over school holidays in the coming years as part of our family activities. Please revisit this webpage for further display dates of the work.
Maria Zahle was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Royal Academy Schools in London.
Maria Zahle has worked on large-scale installations at Frieze Sculpture Park, London; Solo Objects, ARCO, Madrid; and Baltic39, Newcastle. Maria is currently working on a large public commission, a site-specific work for a new university building in Aalborg, Denmark.
ARMA is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust and managed by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.