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Enter if you dare...
Dark delights on display this weekend as Annie Hutchinson sets up her studio at The Museum in the Park.
The Select Festival trail is back in the Stroud Five Valleys with another host of fascinating studios to visit and talented makers and artists to meet. At The Museum in the Park, artist in residence Annie Hutchinson will be setting up her studio in the oak-panelled Collectors' Room, where she has been quietly working since January this year.
Also known as 'The Little Wren House Factory', Annie is a textile Artist based in Stroud and has been making quirky, other-worldly textile figures using vintage, recycled materials and trinkets for a number of years. She applied for a Museum Residency with the aim of challenging herself to create new work inspired by its fascinating social history Collections. She's been particularly drawn to marginalised, forgotten ‘ordinary' people and to objects which are usually overlooked by the Museum's many visitors.
“Annie has discovered that delving into local history can lead to dark and disturbing places. Some Museum objects are delightful and decorative while others hold secrets which might be better left undisturbed!” admitted Ann Taylor, Museum Learning Programmes Officer.
“Her studio display will include new work in progress inspired by the Museum, as well as a selection of her wonderful needle-felted creatures, each one with a distinct personality and story to reveal. Annie has a rare talent and her work has a touch of magic. Do visit her if you can!”
Annie's studio displays in the Museum's Collectors' Room will be open to the public on the Select Trail weekends of 7th and 8th May and 14th and 15th May from 11am until 6pm. Admission free. She will also be in residence on the evening of Friday 13th May from 8pm until 10pm, as part of the national Museums at Night festival. Evening visitors are invited to bring a torch and discover the Museum in a different light.
“Take a little time” invites Annie, “and you too will see, the magic and mysterium at the Museum!”
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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