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The Consumer Society under a Mosaic Microscope
The next exhibition at the Museum in the Park examines the consumer society through a mosaic microscope.
'All Consuming' is a remarkable new installation by Cleo Mussi, made possible with funding from Arts Council England. A mini version previewed in May at Collect, The Saatchi Gallery in London. Now the entire new collection of intricately detailed, life-size mosaic figures is set to be unveiled in Cleo's home town of Stroud.
This topical exhibition explores themes such as genetics, economics and sustainable practices. It comments on the evolution of the human species, our impact on the environment around us and our destructive desire to consume and collect everything.
"In 'All Consuming', Art meets Science in a dramatic exposition that leaves us in no doubt as to the precariousness of our current situation," said Dr Paul Patterson. "This is served with an undercurrent of Mussi's trademark humour, which allows us to laugh at out folly even if it refuses to offer any easy solutions." This mysterious mosaic world is dark and disturbing, asking difficult questions which have no easy answers. It is also full of Cleo Mussi's unique use of witty details, wry double meanings and hidden messages. Her magic lies in creating works which delight us with their beauty, while at the same time inviting us to think about - and talk about - the challenges of our era.
'All Consuming' shows at The Museum in the Park's Art Gallery in Stroud from 19 July to 27 August 2014. Admission is free and the exhibition is accompanied by workshops and holiday activities for families.
The first Stroud Shakespeare Festival
Get ready to enjoy the first Stroud Shakespeare Festival from 31st May - 2nd June 2018!
Art Lovers Weekend at the Museum
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March are packed full of artistic exploration at the Museum in the Park!
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.
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