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Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
Opens Saturday 27 May - Sunday 25 June | Admission Free
An Exploration of All Things Geological through an Artist's Fossil Myopia
Adam White interrogates geology through a series of giant experimental watercolours and votive objects that address the vital human concerns of our origins, hidden mythologies of the present day, how and why we think, the mystery of life and death, and the wilful blurring of belief and science.
Exhibits include ‘Petrifaction by Numbers’, a giant geological map of the British Isles made from crushed rock pigments; ‘The Vertebrae and the Spineless Wonder’, transparent dinosaur bones turned into votive objects which carry human stories marooned inside them, and ‘The Ichthyosaur’, a 195-million-year-old Jurassic Ichthyosaur found by the artist in Gloucestershire. It is the most complete ichthyosaur currently known in the county.
Exhibition: The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
Tuesday 23 May - Sunday 9 July | Admission Free
A mini exhibition in the Geology Gallery
Taking our very own fossil baby Ichthyosaur, freshly cleaned and conserved, as its centrepiece, this temporary display will allow you to explore the underwater environment that this creature lived in. Discover what an Ichthyosaur ate for lunch, as well as the other creatures and plant life that shared its watery world. With artistic representations of how the Ichthyosaur lived around 190 million years ago, plus the fossilised remains of the Ichthyosaur and its contemporaries this exhibition is not to be missed.
Supported by the The Curry Fund of the Geologists Association
Meet the Geologist
Wednesday 31 May | 2pm - 4pm | Admission Free
A chance to meet the Museum’s Geologist and learn more about our internationally significant geology collection. Bring your fossil finds for identification too! PLUS meet Adam White and other rock and mineral experts and hear about their amazing adventures and incredible discoveries.
Pop Up Artist Studio in the Walled Garden
Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 June | 11am - 4pm | Free, donations welcome
Visit a pop up studio full of intriguing artefacts, mineral magic and fossil finds! Call in and look, or stop and linger, draw, dream and imagine ...
Creative, playful art activities and displays presented by Periscope artist duo Emily Joy and Alison Cockcroft, to coincide with Adam White’s exhibition in Gallery One.
Everyone welcome, do come and discover this special space.
Supported by Stroud Festival
Evening Gallery Opening
Friday 9 June | 7:30 - 10pm | Free
A chance to meet Adam White and experience his exhibition ‘out of hours’ - giant experimental watercolours, new sculptures and very ancient dead things in rock! Expect the unexpected and look out for live performance art combining radioactive rock nodules and the tuneful whelp of the Geiger counter – meet Dr Richard Dean and Sean Roe at 9pm.
Artist-led Workshop with Adam White: Turning Rock into Paint
Saturday 10 June | 2pm - 5pm | £15/£10 Museum Friends
Join Adam White for a workshop based on his geological map 'Petrifaction By Numbers’, painted using mineral pigments. Adam will demonstrate how to find and grind up mineral pigments, lapis lazuli, malachite, ochres and other natural substances to make paint. Also, time allowing, there will be a chance to discover how he uses unusual watercolour techniques - freezing, bubbles, isopropanol, plastics, scoring, weak acids and other mysterious things!
For adults, all materials provided.
Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.
Rocks, Minerals and Dinosaurs: A Day of Talks and Demonstrations
Saturday 17 June | 11:30am - 3:30pm | £7.50
Join Adam White for a day of discovery: two illuminating talks will uncover the stories of the new Welsh dinosaur and mineral collecting in the Forest of Dean, with a tour of Adam’s exhibition and rock splitting demonstrations in between. Click here for more information.
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