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Video: Derryth Ridge on The 100 Hands

A photo of co-curator Derryth Ridge standing in front of the installation of tattooed silicone hands on display in the Museum's 'Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed' exhibition.

A sneaky peak at this unique installation

Tattoos are a living and uniquely three dimensional form of art. The museum responded to this by commissioning an innovative installation which literally brings the art off the gallery wall to create a ‘sculptural map’ of British tattoo art today. The ‘100 Hands’, curated by Alice Snape of ‘Things and Ink’ magazine, is based around one hundred silicone arms, each tattooed with an original design by 100 of the leading tattoo artists working across the UK.

In this short video Derryth Ridge, co-curator explains why the 100 Hands is one of her favourite highlights in Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

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100 Hands curator Alice Snape of Things & Ink magazine writes exclusively on the 100 Hands installation and contemporary tattoo art in the 1st issue of our annual journal Fathom.

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed is at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall until 7 January 2017.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388