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.
Commemorating The First World War
16th August – 14th September
The Cirencester Historical and Archaeological Society will illustrate the impact of the First World War on Cirencester and residents through this retrospective exhibition. Extensive research of the town’s War Memorials, objects and ephemera from the County archives, Corinium Museum, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum together with community stories and contributions, have all been pulled together to share a picture of the Cirencester community during the First World War. The exhibition is part of a wider HLF funded project entitled “Cirencester Commemorates,” which brings organisations in the town together to commemorate100 years since the start of the First World War.
Still Life with Black Birds
An exhibition with linocuts by Richard Kenton Webb and short stories by Joanne Reardon Lloyd
20th September – 19the October
Artist and printmaker Richard Kenton Webb of Cirencester in Gloucestershire has joined forces with writer Joanne Reardon Lloyd to create an exhibition of linocuts and stories at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Visitors are invited to piece together a detective story by matching image and text. Richard has just returned from Tasmania where he was exploring the colour yellow as Artist in Resident at LARQ. Two of his works from this time will also be on show. Still Life with Black Birds is on at the Corinium Museum from 20 Sept to 18 Oct. Richard and Joanne will be in the gallery from 2-3pm on Saturday 20 Sept, followed by a talk in the lecture room from 3-4pm. Richard will also give a talk and demonstrate the art of linocutting on Thursday 16 Oct, 7-8pm. Visit www.richardkentonwebb.com and www.rkwprints.com for more information about Richard.
Handmade from Clay
Tara Davidson, Sue Simmons, Victoria Underwood, Marion Mitchell
25 October – 23 November
This eclectic exhibition features an exciting selection of beautiful handmade ceramics by four very different local artists using clay in uniquely creative ways. Tara Davidson produces lace-inspired, functional porcelain. Sue Simmons makes quirky cats with extraordinary poised tails, perfect for any cat lover. Victoria Underwood creates wonderful, sculptural vessels with an unusual twist and the seashore inspires Marion Mitchell’s statuettes & often abstract sculptures. This selling exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to explore craft created locally and buy a piece of original art and craft in time for Christmas.
Free Admission. All work for sale.
In the Winter Sun
29 November – 4 January
Bringing a kaleidoscope of colour to mid-winter Amanda Anderson’s mosaic menagerie of birds and other creatures have a bright, rich and seductive quality, as well as a subtle humour.
Amanda Anderson is a West Midlands based mosaic maker who originally studied sculpture at Liverpool School of Art working in mixed media. She uses stained glass in vibrant colours, jewel like millefiori and patterned ceramic pieces intricately cut to represent feathers, scales and fur. Her other influences include, Gaudi, Mexican folk art, embroidery and Asian textiles, Eastern European paper cuts, children’s book illustration and traditional tales.
Free Admission. All work for sale