Corinium Museum Temporary Exhibitions

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.

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Two Views

Sarah Smart and Christina Rice

11 February – 26 February

Sarah E J Smart loves to paint. She is an artist living in north Wiltshire. She draws inspiration from many sources. Whether a landscape or an abstract work, Sarah generally uses acrylic paints, and anything else that will help her to achieve a satisfying interpretation of a subject. Christina Rice is a Stroud based artist who finds her primary inspiration in the natural world. Her paintings and mixed media works reflect this. She is particularly interested in the overlooked elements of the landscape. Little worlds contained in hedgerows, the beauty and texture of bark, shadows and reflections all inform her work.

Free admission

Artworks for sale


Field of View

Chris Bingle

2 March – 19 March

Chris gained a degree in Fine Art in 1982 from Preston Polytechnic but has have been painting all her life. This exhibition of still life and landscapes ‘en plein air’ will transport viewers to familiar locations. Chris uses colour and light to capture the essence of the environment she conveys. Everyday objects are transformed into objects of colour and texture that evoke past and present memories to the onlooker. ‘Fields of View’ exposes the varied techniques and finishes that can be achieved through the use of oils. Chris is a member of the prestigious Cheltenham Group of Artists and works with the Pegasus Arts team. She exhibits in group and solo shows locally and around the country. Her work is in public and private collections across the UK.

Free admission

Artworks for sale


What Insects do for the Natural World?

Exhibition and Artist in Residence – Cath Hodsman

23 March – 23 April

This art exhibition celebrates the fascinating anatomy, diversity, colour, shape, form and importance of insects. 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. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see and purchase her original works in a unique solo show. A personal collection of insects will also be on show.

Cath will be based at the museum as our Artist in Residence from 23rd – 30th March 2017. Cath is superbly knowledgeable about insects (entomology) and the natural world as well as artistic techniques so drop by to see her work in practice, meet the artist and ask questions.

Free Admission

All work for sale