Luscious meadows of fresh turf have been laid out throughout the Gallery to provide a pen for Milee, a tribute to the original cloned sheep, Dolly. Visitors will be encouraged to relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon on the grass as part of Arts Council England, West Midlands’ British Summertime project.
Milee is the alter ego of Feng-Ru Lee, a Tawainese artist currently living and working in Birmingham, whose work looks at change and regeneration in modern urban areas.
Lee is one of five artists who have been commissioned by the Arts Council to respond to the theme of British Summertime, as part of a scheme which aims to encourage and reflect diversity, talent, and excellence of visual artists whose work is connected with the experiences and cultures of England’s African, Asian and Caribbean populations.
The artists are working with four organisations in the region – The New Art Gallery Walsall, Multistory in West Bromwich, Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford and Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton.
Feng-Ru Lee (Milee)
In this mountain where the sun shines through, 2008
Courtesy of the artist