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.
Cotswold Craftsmen Summer Show
12th July – 10th August
An eclectic mix of crafts at this wonderful summer exhibition by the Cotswold Craftsmen. Bringing together a variety of media and styles, the Cotswold Craftsmen bring high quality, hand made objects back to the Corinium Museum gallery. Perfectly complementary to the craft traditions of the Cotswolds, this exhibition showcases work by some of the leading craft workers in and around the area.
The Cotswold Craftsmen are a well established group started in the late 1960s 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. Their aim is to encourage the making.
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.