The Atkinson purchases ‘Guardian II’ by Claire Curneen

December 2021

Claire Curneen’s ‘Guardian II’, 2019, has been purchased by The Atkinson, Southport.

Claire Curneen’s sculptures are poignant reflections on the nature of humanity and our precarious place within it. Universal themes of loss, suffering and sacrifice underlie her intricate, porcelain figures, their translucent and fragile qualities offering potent metaphors through which to consider the human condition.

The work will join  almost three thousand works of art dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries held in the Atkinson’s collection.