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Echoes in Enamel Part Two - 'A Double Tragedy Near Stroud'
Artist Sue Brown's creation for this year focuses on the tragic love story of Archie Clutterbuck and Dorothy Beard in an installation called 'A double tragedy near Stroud'.
Echoes in Enamel is an Arts Council England funded collaborative project between the Museum and local artist Sue Brown.
Sue works with vitreous enamel and printmaking and uses her work to tell stories. The Museum has stories in abundance, but is always looking for new ways to tell them and for innovative ways of allowing the public to engage with the collections. This project brings together these strands in to an extremely exciting project which spans the World War One commemoration period.
The project involves Sue delving deep in to the Museum's collections, looking at artefacts and responding to stories to create new works of art in print and enamel which will allow visitors to the Museum to connect with the quirky, personal and often tragic stories of local men and women during the First World War.
For 2016 the commemoration theme is The World At War. Sue's creation for this year focuses on the tragic love story of Archie Clutterbuck and Dorothy Beard in an installation called ‘A double tragedy near Stroud' – a title taken from the headline news of the day. It runs in the Foyer of the Museum from 12th April – 5th June and will be presented alongside original documents borrowed from Gloucestershire Archives, and transcribed by members of the Remembering Rodborough local history group.
Sue says ‘There are many tales of bravery and sacrifice that have come from World War 1...Archie and Dorothy [were] engaged to be married and both devastatingly affected by World War One...I wanted to reflect the romantic aspect of their story with touches of sad realism... there is nothing shiny about this tale'.
More information on the Echoes in Enamel Project can be found here: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/echoes-in-enamel/
Sue Brown's blog also contains further insights on the project, visit http://suebrownprintmaker.blogspot.co.uk/
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
Inspired Tales - Storytelling Workshop For Adults
Celebrate this year's National Storytelling Week and try the storyteller's craft for yourself in a Sunday workshop at Stroud's Museum in the Park on 5 February.
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