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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
Cathedral of Cloth: Celebrating 600 years of Ebley Mill
Thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, visitors will be able to step back in time to the sights and sounds of Ebley Mill for a dramatic new exhibition at The Museum in the Park in February 2018.
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
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