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Fieldwork: New Work in Willow and Other Materials by Dail Behennah
The Autumn exhibition promises to be full of beauty and inspiration in equal measure.
'Fieldwork' is a new collection of work by renowned UK artist Dail Behennah. It first showed earlier this year at Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, and will open in Stroud on Saturday 3rd October.
The series of beautiful, incredibly intricate pieces in willow and other materials was inspired by a very special place – the artist's former home in Pembrokeshire, Wales. After living there for 12 years, she and her husband had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave to be closer to their families. The work on show was inspired by the landscape and changing weather, by walks along the coastal paths and by unique rock formations and the contrasts between wild spaces and spaces shaped by humankind.
Children and adults alike will be particularly fascinated by Dail Behennah's ‘Nature Table', a collection of natural objects collected during walks interspersed with magical made objects inspired by nature. “If I can get one child to look at that and then go and look at what's outside then it's been worth it,” said Dail.
The exhibition will be accompanied by special creative activities for all ages, including a weekend masterclass for adults on 10th and 11th October, a guided tree walk on 10th October and the Big Draw on 18th October.
"We'll be taking inspiration from Dail's enchanting 'Nature Table' and exploring the Autumn landscape around us, as well as collections inside the Museum" explained Ann Taylor, the Museum's Learning Officer'. "There will be Big Draw and half term activities for all ages, as well as special free sessions for schools."
'Fieldwork' shows at The Museum in the Park gallery from Saturday 3rd October until Sunday 8th November. For further information or to book places on Dail Behennah's weekend masterclass call 01453 763394.
Image: Dail Behennah: Nature Table, 2013 to 2014. Photograph: Jason Ingram
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
Children's Festival coming to town this weekend...
Art, music, storytelling and ground-breaking opera for the young at heart! An action-packed weekend of events coming to Stroud celebrating both nature and literature.
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