Jan Lane has been inspired by objects in the Museum collection. Over the next few weeks, there will be various posts to share the inspiration behind the contemporary art on display in the temporary exhibition gallery.
The ‘Textured Ceramic Birds’ were inspired by the card of cheviot wool dye samples (TRWBM: 1987.13), embroidered and beaded bags, (TRWBM: M209, TRWBM: M212 and TRWBM: W8.1) and fragments of lace on a wedding bodice (TRWBM: 1981.197).
The session was led by David Birks, Education and Learning Officer. The students also had the opportunity to meet Jan Lane, the artist.
Larkrise School, Trowbridge is a purpose-built special school for students with severe learning difficulties. They cater for students aged 4 to 19 from across West Wiltshire, providing education and therapies adapted to individual needs.
Trowbridge Museum deliver craft activities on a regular basis, on many themes. If you would like to discuss bringing a class to the Museum get in touch with David Birks, Education and Learning Officer on email@example.com or Sarah Jane Kenyon, Exhibitions & Arts Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 751 339.
Today we had hoped to deliver the first craft activity for adults, ‘Brilliant Bird Bags’, related to the exhibition Mockingbird.
Sadly the artist has De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and must rest their wrist as much as possible. Although the artist has been looking forward to delivering the craft activity, it will not help the recovery and hopes you all understand!
The craft activity will be rescheduled as soon as possible (all being well in July or August). Please note those of you who have booked a place for today’s session will have priority when the date has been rescheduled and will be contacted individually. Then any remaining spaces will be offered out generally.
In the meantime why not come along and see the exhibition at Trowbridge Museum, get inspired for what you would like your ‘Brilliant Bird Bags’ to look like. Also see details of other adult craft activities which are booking up quickly.
Please note that art featured in the post might be sold at the time of your visit. We would also like to express that art will not be available to take away until the end of the exhibition on Saturday 27th September 2014. Exceptions might be made at the discretion of Sarah (Exhibitions & Arts Officer) or Jan (artist).
Can you resist the temptation to buy some ‘Affordable Art’?
Mockingbird opened on Saturday 3rd May 2014 to coincide with Cloth Road Arts Week, which runs until Sunday 11th May 2014 (the Museum is closed on Sunday 11th May 2014).
The exhibition will then continue until Saturday 27th September 2014.
During the rest of Cloth Road Arts Week Jan Lane will be working in the exhibition space. Come along, meet the artist and see her at work.
All of the art on display in the exhibition is for sale. Please pop into the Museum and speak to Jan (artist), Sarah (Exhibitions & Arts Officer) or a member of staff.
Sarah (Exhibitions & Arts Officer) and Jan (Artist) have been busy bees! We now have marketing material, Mockingbird A5 Postcard and posters, promoting the programme of events taking place during Mockingbird.The exhibition which opens on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 10.30am coincides with the first day of Cloth Road Arts Week.
Jan’s work is outstanding. The quality of work is subtle, presenting influences of her response to textiles in the collection. The craft activities she will deliver over the course of the summer are something not to miss and they are free to participate!
Sarah Jane Kenyon, Exhibitions & Arts Officer
The exhibition has been generously sponsored by Bob Charmbury and Trowbridge Town Council. The programme includes participation in Heritage Open Days 2014.