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Events in September 2018

Workshops for Adults

Lace Workshop

Saturday 01/09/2018
to
Sunday 02/09/2018
10:30am - 4:30pm
COST: £60

Lace Workshop
 

Learn the skills needed to make traditional Honiton, Torchon or Bedfordshire bobbin lace. All abilities welcome and more advanced students may wish to try their hand at design or contemporary work. There will also be a chance to view a small selection of historic lace from the Museum’s collection. With experienced tutor and lacemaker Jane Wright.

For further details and to book email info@funnelweblace.co.uk

www.funnelweblace.co.uk

Exhibitions

Collections Display: Peace and Commemoration

Tuesday 04/09/2018
to
Sunday 28/10/2018

COST: Free

Collections Display: Peace and Commemoration
 

A mini-exhibition in the Museum Foyer looking at the end of World War One and early moves towards commemorating the lives lost and remembering the Great War.

Special Events

Extraordinary Women of Stroud

Thursday 06/09/2018
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Extraordinary Women of Stroud
 

Join author Avalon Weston in an exploration of the lives of the women of her family who lived in the Stroud District in the early 20th century. From Gabrielle who became one of Britain’s first female police officers in the munitions factories of World War One, to Joan Mary who was a prolific local artist who produced over 300 paintings and sketches during her lifetime. There will also be opportunity to meet our Curator and see some of Joan Mary West’s sketchbooks from our Collection.

To book please call on 01453 763394.

A Heritage Open Day event

Exhibitions

Stroud School of Art Staff Show 2018

Saturday 08/09/2018
to
Sunday 23/09/2018

COST: Admission Free

Stroud School of Art Staff Show 2018
 

Stroud School of Art is one of the best art schools in the country, with outstanding results and an outstanding reputation. It is firmly established as one of the UK’s top providers of art and design tuition, and offers a wide range of courses from beginners right through to advanced levels.

It began its life in a purpose-built Victorian gothic building, the Centre for Science and Art, in Lansdown, Stroud. It shared home for many decades with the town’s Museum. In the second decade of the 21st century, the Museum and Art School continue to be neighbours, with SGS college sited just beyond Stratford Park, where the Museum moved to in 2001. Students often visit to draw our Collections, see exhibitions in the Gallery and make work in response to the inspirational indoor and outdoor settings.

This annual ‘taster’ show offers students and members of the public the chance to get a glimpse of the wide variety of work being made by some of the Art School’s tutors. This team of passionate, committed and talented professionals includes photographers and printmakers, ceramicists and illustrators, textile and fashion designers, painters and sculptors and more.

Meet the tutors at the Private View on Friday 7 September, 5pm – 7pm.

Special Events

Sounds for a Small Space: Experimental Music Evening

Saturday 08/09/2018
7:30pm
COST: £3.50

Sounds for a Small Space: Experimental Music Evening
 

Join phonsonic and guests for another evening of eclectic and experimental live electronic music in the beautiful Walled Garden Pavilion. Come and experience surprising new sounds as traditional, unusual and electronic instruments converge. Art Gallery open too and drinks on sale in the foyer café bar.

Exhibitions

Stroud School of Art Staff Show - Talk with Simon Packard

Sunday 09/09/2018
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Sunday 09/09/2018
2pm
COST: Free

Stroud School of Art Staff Show - Talk with Simon Packard
 

Tutor and printmaker Simon Packard will be giving a talk about some of his new projects - free to attend, no need to book, all welcome.

Special Events

Mothing Evening in Stratford Park

Friday 21/09/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free

Mothing Evening in Stratford Park
 

Event cancelled due to some decidedly British weather!

Join Park Supervisor, Mike McCrea, for another evening of ‘mothing’ in the park. We’ll be sugaring the trees at the edge of the woodland to see what species are active, and setting up a moth lamp by the Orangery. All welcome but children must be supervised by parents or carers. Bring a torch and meet outside the Museum.

Exhibitions

Arts Society Painswick Exhibition

Saturday 22/09/2018
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Sunday 23/09/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: Admission Free

Arts Society Painswick Exhibition
 

The Arts Society Painswick celebrate their 50th Anniversary year with this special pop up art exhibition in Gallery Two. The show includes work by members of the society, covering a wide range of media including watercolour, embroidery and photography.

Local school children have been involved too, and have produced a colourful collection of bugs and beetles during workshops with local artists Susie Walker and Tracy Spiers.

As part of the celebrations, there will be a children’s trail around the ‘Secret Garden’ and a pop up café in the Garden Pavilion, where delicious cakes and tea and coffee will be on sale in aid of a local charity. There will also be a free drop in craft workshop for all ages led by local community artist Susie Walker.

All welcome, come and relax and enjoy!

Workshops for Adults

WEA Art Course with Ian Morgan: Working with colour in drawing and painting

Friday 28/09/2018
10am - 12 noon
COST: £54

WEA Art Course with Ian Morgan: Working with colour in drawing and painting
 

Explore the elements of drawing and painting including line, tone and colour and training the eye, with an introduction to colour theory. We will look at artists such as Manet, Matisse and Klee to understand their intentions and relate their paintings to your own work. 

A seven week course, no sessions on 26 October, 2 November or 9 November.

Enrol online at wea.org.ukor call 0300 303 3464 Course Ref. C3529534

Exhibitions

IN-sight: Into the Light

Saturday 29/09/2018
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Sunday 28/10/2018

COST: Admission Free

IN-sight: Into the Light
 

IN-sight is a group of artists who have a passion for exploring and extending the possibilities and boundaries of printmaking. For the past two years they have been creating imaginative new work in response to obscure objects and hidden treasures they’ve encountered in the Museum’s stores. This exhibition showcases their art alongside some of the diverse artefacts from the Museum’s collection that sparked each artist’s inspiration and curiosity.

IN-sight artists got together at the University of the West of England after studying for an MA in multi-disciplinary printmaking. ‘Into the Light’ will be the group’s third exhibition together but their first themed show. The artists are: Sue Brown, Coo Geller, Sarah Salaman, Jane Sasanow, Wendy Rhodes and Kate Wallis.

Meet the artists on Sunday 21 October and Sunday 28 October between 11am and 4pm.

Select a date from the calendar to see what’s on.  We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays and in August).

 
 
 
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View of Wallbridge, Stroud, c.1790, artist unknown. A popular painting on display in the Museum which shows Wallbridge in Stroud at a time when spinners and weavers worked at home in their cottages.

 
 

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