A WORLD of Work is the latest exhibition to grace the walls of Brantwood.

Timed to celebrate the completion of the comic trilogy, Bloke’s Progress, based on the works of Victorian critic, writer and social reformer John Ruskin, the exhibition explores the response of artists and designers to the realm of human labour against the background of Ruskin’s social writings.

Bloke’s Progress is the combined version of three fabulous comics written by Kevin Jackson and illustrated by Hunt Emerson.

The central image of the A World of Work exhibition - which runs at the former Coniston home of Ruskin until September 2 - is a reworking by comic artist Hunt Emerson of the famous Pre-Raphaelite painting Work by Ford Madox Brown. Presented alongside Madox Brown’s original preparatory study for the painting, Emerson’s 'update' reveals that for all the changes in technology and social structure, little has really changed. The constants of human nature are all the more vivid the closer we study the passage of time.

Work is on display in the Blue Gallery at Brantwood, open daily 10.30am-5pm.

For further information telephone Brantwood on 015394-41396.