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.
Susan Gradwell Painting the Past & Ceramics by Rachael Carpenter
15th February – 16th March
This exhibition of paintings and etchings is inspired by buried relics from archaeological finds, with a contemporary twist. Susan is continually influenced by the idea of discovery of surviving traces and remains of lost, decayed, buried artefacts from archaeological explorations. Her inspiration is also drawn from a love of timeless shapes and forms and the decorative qualities of their pattern and ornament.
Susan Gradwell studied at St. Martin’s School of Art (BA) and the Central school of Art (MA), London, before moving to the West Country in 1980, where she has continued to live and work. She is a member of the Bath Society of Artists, Spike Print Studio and Somerset Printmakers.
Caroline Jariwala Garden Goddesses
22nd March – 27th April
A beautiful exhibition of mosaic art presenting a clear vision of the replication of patterns discovered within nature and clearly derived from the Rangoli designs and Mendhi patterns of Caroline’s Indian heritage. The spectacular use of vibrant colours and shapes adds to an overall feeling of depth and form. As a consequence, viewers are drawn to both the tactile nature of the medium and the story that is being told.
Caroline’s Garden Goddess series incorporates her love of gardening and her awareness of this as a healing practice. The Garden Goddess series brings to the fore Caroline’s desire to piece together fragments in order to make sense of experience and to narrate a new story. She sees a strong correlation between the creation of a mosaic and how the creator views themselves; of how making and wellness are embodied in the process of mosaic making; Caroline’s unique view of the world is thus embodied in her work.
Caroline Jariwala is a highly prolific artist who has been working in the field of fine art since 1986. Most of her artwork is inspired by her Gujarati Indian heritage, and is developed through investigating themes of ritual, custom, and culture, to celebrate the female form.
Meet the artist 22nd March 10am – 3pm.