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SHAKESPEARE IN ART

A LIFE-LONG love of The Bard inspired local artist, John Harrison, to bring together all aspects of his artistry, including paintings, box sculptures echoing passages of text, and visual imagery. These are now on show in his exhibition, "A Celebration of William Shakespeare", in The Millennium Gallery until Saturday, June 3.

   The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016 inspired several exhibitions in New York by John Harrison which led to the current exhibition with additional material.

   Several paintings are based on John's favourite play "The Tempest" (one of which is pictured left).

   He has travelled widely and his paintings have been exhibited in South America and Europe as well as the USA. He has worked as an illustrator of books in watercolours and mixed media and as a photographer for organisations including Skillshare Africa. Working for UNICEF, he established a centre of excellence in the visual arts in Mozambique.

   The artwork is available to buy.

www.johnharrisonartist.com

 

A FOCUS ON THE PAST

AN exhibition of heritage remains in the UK and abroad, "Forlorn Fragments" by Marguerite Turner, runs until Saturday, May 6, in the Your Space gallery.

   Marguerite spent much of her childhood in Somerset before completing a Foundation Course  at Bath Academy of Art. Her artistic focus was on the human form, but her lifelong interest in historic sites and ancient buildings has now become the focus of her art.

   She says: "The attraction of historic ruins is their wonderful stonework, intriguing angles and the way light falls, as well as their association with the past."

   The artwork is available to buy.

Picture: Tonquedec, Brittany.

 

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2017 EXHIBITIONS

 

Millennium Gallery

June 10 to July 8:  SkoolzFest ’17. An annual exhibition of artwork by pupils of local schools.

July 12 to September 9:  River Weaver - A Meander Through Time. The Museum's major summer exhibition, focussing on the river around Nantwich and curated by Nantwich Museum Research Group.

September 13 to November 11: The 2017 Nantwich Camera Club exhibition.

November 15 to January 20: A Story to Tell. Kay Bayliss.

 

Your Space

May 10 to May 27: Children’s Art Competition. In collaboration with The Rotary Club of Nantwich.

May 31 to July 8: U3A Photography. An exhibition by the Crewe and Nantwich branch of the University of the Third Age.

July 12 to September 9:  Drawn from the Weaver. An exhibition by Pamela Field inspired by the river, to complement the exhibition in the Millennium Gallery.

September 12 to October 21: Performing Bodies. An exhibition by Beryl Wyatt.

October 31 to January 6:  Kaleidoscope 3. An exhibition of paintings by Gordon Lancaster.

 

TOUR THE TOWN

Guided tours of Nantwich are led by volunteers from Nantwich Museum, either as a general tour which members of the public can join or an exclusive one tailored to meet the requirements of a group taking part.

   They last for between an hour and a half to two hours and can feature Tudor Nantwich, Victorian Nantwich, The Battle of Nantwich and the Civil War. Or they can have a specific theme such as industry in the local area.

   The tours cost £2 per person with a minimum of six people. Larger groups or groups of individuals may be split into smaller parties so that participants can hear the leader of the party and see any items of interest easily.

   To find out about the next tour, to book a tour for your group, or to obtain a place on a tour as an individual, telephone 01270 627104, email education@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or call in at the Museum. For more information visit the Museum website.

 

 

 

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