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Artist in Residence at the Museum
At the beginning of January this year, we were lucky enough to have Tracy Spiers, a local artist and writer, doing a residency here at the Museum.
Tracy spent a week at the Museum, working her way around the rooms and creating wonderful illustration work, inspired by and involving Museum objects. She had come to the Museum with a very clear idea of what she hoped to take away from her residency: a short story about two characters who come to life at night and explore the Museum, investigating the weird and wonderful items on display. Her characters, George and Kitty Ham, are based on her grandparents who lived in the mansion house between 1947 and 1957, with George working as the park Grounds Keeper.
With such a fantastic idea, we couldn’t wait to see what she would produce and most of us spent the week finding excuses to wander around the Museum, hoping to get a glimpse of some of her work! Luckily Tracy has a wonderful blog, which she has been keeping updated with all the details of her residency here, including some stunning images of her illustrations.
To visit her blog and read what she had to say, simply follow this link:
With the work that we have been lucky enough to see so far, we know this is going to be a beautiful and unique tribute to Tracy’s grandparents and we can’t wait to see the finished piece!
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
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