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.
When in Rome
Gloucestershire Lettering Arts
14 February – 15 March
Gloucestershire Lettering Arts is a Cotswold based society for calligraphy enthusiasts to enjoy the many and varied aspects of the lettering arts of today. GLA aims to raise the level of awareness of calligraphy, lettering and the book arts. These expressive art forms – graphically interpreting thoughts and ideas, invariably convey meaning before words are actually read.
The exhibition ‘When in Rome’ will show a variety of calligraphy and you will have the opportunity to purchase many of the exhibits which demonstrate this wonderful craft. there will be various interpretations of the theme ‘When in Rome’ using the meaning of the phrase and also its historical message.
Free admission. Some work for sale.
Between the Lines
21 March – 19 April
“Between the Lines” is the title of the latest exhibition by E.A.S.T., East Anglian Stitch Textiles. The exhibition is based on the groups’ response to the centenary of the First World War.
Each of the twelve artists has explored the 1914/18 conflict and undertaken extensive research of their chosen theme. These include a wide range of topics from life on the Western Front, the role of women, the effects on the landscape and nature, allied armies, mapping, armaments and the reflections of writers and artists in the 1920s.
As with all E.A.S.T. exhibitions, the work will include a wide range of textile techniques, all beautifully presented to the highest standard and expertise. The contemporary work will be accompanied by the research material making the completed display highly topical as the country remembers this significant period of our history.
Free admission. All work for sale.
Food For Thought
A British Museum Collaboration
25 April – 5 July
This exciting exhibition is a partnership between the British Museum, Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum. It will explore food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and bring together unique objects from Cirencester as well as from Silchester and across the Roman Empire including Pompeii, Rome, Athens and Tunisia.
Drawing on recent research, this exhibition will expose all there is to know about Roman food. It will show the utensils used in the Roman world, how people prepared their food, and what evidence we have for these practices, including food remains from a sewer in Herculaneum. The exhibition will also showcase artist Miranda Creswell’s ‘Chop Marks’; landscape drawings made with graphite on kitchen chopping boards.
Wood Fired Ceramics
Eeles Family Pottery
11 July – 3 August
Eeles Family Pottery, based in Mosterton, West Dorset, are delighted to announce that they are holding an exhibition of over 300 pieces of new work at the Corinium Museum. The family of 5 potters create stoneware, porcelain and raku using basic ingredients such as ball clay from near Poole, china clay from South Devon, fine alluvial sand from West Dorset and granite from Cornwall. Most simple ingredients used with rare skill, create the most unusual results.
Free admission All items for sale
8 August – 6 September
‘Discovery’ is the latest exhibition presented by Creative Forum. As artists and makers move through their creative life, the process of discovery is an ongoing process and an important part of their practice. This exhibition presents a diverse range of work by members of the group including paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, photography and jewellery.
The group meets once a month at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester and is made up of local artists and makers at various stages in their creative careers, from aspiring to professional.
Free admission All items for sale
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
17 October – 15 November
A collaboration in ceramics
Winter Show – Cotswold Craftsmen
20 November – 5 December