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.


Cliff Richards artwork


Exhibition by Clifford Richards

28 April – 28 May

Clifford Richards created a microcosm of the 1960s – pop-ups, ‘slotties’ dolls houses, packaging and prints. Vibrant, witty and fun, his work is an exuberant expression of that extraordinary decade. We are delighted to acquire some of his classic designs for our collections, to make them accessible for everyone to study and enjoy” Margaret Timmers. Word & Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Clifford Richards’ Eclectic exhibition will predominantly comprise of bold new work that tackles the ironies of modern weaponry and pays homage to creative heroes. The show will also acknowledge recent commercial projects as well as his early career that began in advertising where he developed his first products – a collection of self-assembled cardboard gift boxes and a range of slot-together animals and prints that encapsulated the swinging 60s, most of which is now in the permanent collection of the V&A.

Free Admission


Costume from the Corinium Museum collection

Abbey 900 Art Exhibition

Cirencester College Students, Curated by Peter Evans

1 June – 25 June

First and second year Art and Design students collaborate to produce an exhibition in celebration of Abbey 900.

The unwary Corinium Museum visitor will be confronted with an installation of repurposed shop mannequins taking their inspiration for historical research and theatrical costume from the likes of the fantasy of Baron Munchausen, the characterisations from Blackadder and the novelty and invention from Steampunk to bring an awareness and interest in history to a younger (and older!) audience.

Art, as in many disciplines, continues to grow – feeding from an admiration of the past and re-interpreted by creative individuals who discover contemporary links to make the past relevant for today

Free admission


Rupert Aker painting


An exhibition of paintings by Rupert Aker

29 June – 30 July

Rupert is a Cotswold landscape painter, based in a studio at Painswick in Gloucestershire. He walks the valleys and hills, gaining inspiration from the woods, wolds and field walls, painting ‘en plein air’ when possible. His aim is to capture the effects of the light on the land though the medium of oil paint with palette knife.

Free admission. All work for sale


Sian Summerhayes cats

Colourful Creations

Exhibition by Sian Summerhayes

3 August – 3 September

This exhibition is a collection of artwork by Sian Summerhayes featuring original paintings, giclee prints, hand-painted jewellery, homewares and hanging ornaments. Sian works on an array of surfaces including paper, wood, slate and fabric to create original pieces and prints as well as decorative and functional items for the home and to wear. Bright and busy, her style is cheerful, colourful and pattern-orientated, inspired by countryside scenes and homely interiors.

Quirky depictions of birds and animals are a trademark of her work, combining a folky yet contemporary feel. Sian Summerhayes is a local artist living and working in the Stroud area of the Cotswolds.

Free Admission. All work for sale


Cirencester Arts Society


7 September – 1 October

An eclectic exhibition showcasing works from the Cirencester Arts Society. Members use a variety of media and subject areas are diverse. Visitors are invited to view a wide range of work by artists in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media.

Cirencester Arts Society has over 50 members who have a shared interest in creating art, developing skills and showcasing their work in exhibitions around the local area.

Free Admission. All work for sale