The Corinium Museum strives to encourage access for all to its nationally important collections. Access to the museum collections is provided through the permanent displays within the museum, plus an extensive education and outreach programme. Further access is achieved through a diverse and imaginative temporary exhibitions programme.
Sarah Brooker and Celestino Valenti
12 September – 11 October
Showcasing the latest works by Sarah Brooker, textile artist. Her hand- rolled felt wall hangings and framed works bring colour and vibrancy to any space. Using water for inspiration she draws on her favourite colours; turquoises, deep blues and greens. Sarah studied in Fine Art at Portsmouth, and went on to complete a Post Graduate qualification in Textiles at Goldsmiths College, which took her on a journey uncovering the techniques and possibilities of felt making. Celestino Valenti designs and produces Regency-style, internationally sought after wirework.
Handmade in Clay
‘Found, Fired and Fabulous’
17 October – 15 November
Private view Thursday 15 October, 6.30-8.30pm – everyone welcome, just drop-in.
Found objects, fired glass and ceramics become unique, colourful and delicate creations in a fabulous exhibition by five local artists. Marion Mitchell’s unusual way of applying glaze, oxides and slips create atmospheric depth in her vessels, bowls and wall hangings. Tara Davidson creates beautifully textured ceramics featuring antique lace and plants. Amanda Moriarty’s inspiration from urban and rural landscapes utilises dynamic colour to create unique kiln-fired glass. Sue Simmons creates pieces from stoneware and found objects with a gentle and quirky touch and Hannah Mathison’s extraordinary reclaimed metal and wood sculptures transport you to a world of inspiration and creativity.
Come along and enjoy this beautiful handmade, selling exhibition.
Cotswold Craftsmen Christmas Show
20 November – 5 December
Explore the wonders of local art and craft in this stunning Christmas exhibition by the Cotswold Craftsmen. The Cotswold craftsmen is an established group whose membership is drawn from all around the Cotswolds. The group includes a rich cross section of craftsmen, designers and artists who value the traditions and skills of the past and wish to embrace contemporary techniques and ideas. They value the unique qualities that handmade individually crafted objects possess and recognise the lasting pleasure they bring. This selling exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift for special family and friends at this seasonal time of year.
Creative Forum Winter Show
9 December – 6 January
Creative Forum is a group of diverse artists and craftspeople who are driven by creating work of aesthetic quality and unique design. This winter exhibition brings together paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography and jewellery to suit all tastes. With everything made by hand, this is the perfect exhibition to visit and maybe pick up something unique as a gift for family, friends or the home, whilst supporting a talented cluster of local artists.
Creative Forum are a local group who meet once a month at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.
Selling Exhibition – Free Admission
Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
15 January – 31 January
Showcasing an exhibition of photography by children and young people in and around Gloucestershire. The WILD (Water with Integrated Local Delivery) exhibition is about raising awareness of our environment. It is specifically aimed at the young people of Gloucestershire and asks them to show how water affects the landscape and wildlife. This competition was launched with the backing of the Earnest Cook Trust and has helped FWAG south west, to involve younger people in a larger ‘WILD’ project which looks at improving water quality and biodiversity in waterways leading into the Cotswold Water Park. Visit www.FWAGSW.org.uk for more information.
Guild of Glos Craftsmen
5 February – 26 February
What happens when a milliner and weaver work together? What might a textile artist and furniture maker create when they share their skills and experience? This exhibition celebrates the alchemy of skills, materials and makers as they come together and produce something unexpected. Stemming from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s long tradition of collaboration, this exhibition will show the creative processes of ten pairs of makers as they work together.
1 March – 22 March
March 2016 will see the welcome return of the Impress Printmaking Festival, showcasing some of the best in International printmaking across Stroud and other parts of Gloucestershire and this year partnering with a New York group, the Manhattan Graphics Center.
This artist led group will be sending a selection of their finest prints to be shown in the Corinium Museum Gallery during March 2016. The New York prints will occupy the walls, whilst the cases will feature small works from Gloucestershire printmakers. Gloucestershire printmakers will also be showing their work in New York.
Cath Hodsman Solo Exhibition
26 March – 24 April
This art exhibition celebrates the fascinating anatomy, diversity, colour, shape, form and importance of insects…..In short, it is designed to celebrate, and disseminate everything about their amazing hidden world. Cath pays homage to these amazing mini-beasts by painting and sketching them using a scale that enables all to appreciate their beauty that is normally hidden from view.
Cath Hodsman is one of the country’s foremost natural-history artists. Her passion and specialism is painting and sketching insects. In order to pay homage to their hidden beauty, she aims for 100% anatomical accuracy in every artistic study she produces. As such, she sells her work at the world-famous Natural History Museum, London. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see and purchase her original works in a unique solo show.
Meet the artist and find out about her working practice on Saturday 26th March between 11am and 2pm in the exhibition space.