Creative Talent supports Stroud's Secret Garden

Creative Talent supports Stroud's Secret Garden

The shortest and most eclectic exhibition of the year took place last weekend at The Museum in the Park. ‘Secret Artist’ was a colourful collection of A5 sized artworks, covering a wide and wonderful variety of styles, themes and mediums.

 

20.11.2014

Donated by local art students from Stroud School of Art and by talented professionals from near and far, this exhibition helped raise funds towards opening up Stroud’s very own ‘Secret Garden’, the Walled Garden hidden behind the Museum at the heart of Stratford Park.

'The display was much enjoyed by visitors, many coming back several times to bring their friends and family' said Ann Taylor, Museum Learning Officer. 'The identity of the artist behind each work was kept a secret – each piece was signed secretly only on the back, so it was great fun hearing people trying to guess who’d created different pieces!'

A secret tea shop was also a hit with visitors, as was a magical new Secret Garden Silhouette Screen by paper-cut artist Yasemin Wigglesworth which was unveiled in the Museum on Saturday 15th November.

The secret sale of artwork raised an amazing £3,500 for the Museum Friends Walled Garden appeal. 'We’re delighted that so many talented artists donated beautiful works so generously,' said Fred Ward, Chair of the Museum Friends charity. 'We’d like to thank all the artists, buyers and volunteers who supported the event, and also Creative Picture Framing for sponsoring this special fundraiser.'

The secret tea shop will be back on Sunday 23rd November, when buyers come to find out which artwork is theirs. Tea and cake will be on offer all day, donations to the Walled Garden appeal. The Secret Garden museum trail for children continues until end of November, and the Silhouette Screen will be back again next year.

Meanwhile, in Gallery One, Stroud School of Art Staff show continues until 30th November, offering members of the public a rare chance to gain an insight into the sheer talent and creativity of the artists, designers and makers who teach here in Stroud. It’s the best staff show to date, don’t miss it!

‘Secret Artist’ was a fundraiser for The Museum in the Park’s Walled Garden project. Organised by Museum Friends in collaboration with Stroud School of Art SGS College. Supported by Creative Picture Framing www.thepictureframers.co.uk

For more information see:
www.museuminthepark.org.uk/walled-garden-project/

www.museuminthepark.org.uk/secret-artist-2014/

Photograph Copyright Ruth Davey | Look Again www.look-again.org

 

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