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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/
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.
Museum Art Gallery Runner Up in Gloucestershire Awards
The Museum in the Park's Art Gallery was recently voted 'Runner Up' in the Gloucestershire Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017.
The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
The Museum in the Park in Stroud has put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur!
Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
An amazing exhibition is set to open on 27 May with some exciting family activities planned for the half term school holidays.
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