Artist show to boost church charity

Contact Us

Website design and hosting by Commatic

Cotswold Blog

The Cotswold Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold related information.

Artist show to boost church charity

Northleach-based artist Katie Williams brings 'Blooming Colours' a stunning exhibition of her work inspired by plants - to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, from March 11.

The main body of work comes from Katie's year-long seasonal study of plants and flowers and includes paintings never shown before.

The exhibition also features black and white work inspired by carvings on Roman and medieval objects, which are held among the thousands of items at the Museum's reserve store in Northleach.

All items at the exhibition, which runs until March 26, will be available to buy.

Katie has exhibited her work throughout the country. Her last and first exhibition in Gloucestershire was with the well-known artist Chris Fothergill at Fothergill Gallery, Northleach.

Katie moved to Northleach with her family from Steyning, West Sussex, two and a half years ago. She has become much involved in local life and will be donating a percentage of sales from Blooming Colours to the town's St Peter and St Paul Church fund-raising venture.

The church suffered a masonry fall in 2004, when it was discovered that there was extensive damage to the high-level clerestory windows. The building's 70-year-old heating system needs to be replaced to improve the 'climate' within the church and prevent further damage. The chancel roof also needs to be re-tiled within the next two years.

The Museum's Collections Officer Judy Mills said: "Blooming Colours is a stunning exhibition of particular interest to anyone who loves plants and flowers. Colour is a particularly important element in Katie's work, and is a vital tool in conveying her thoughts and feelings in the subjects she paints."

The Corinium Museum is open Mon-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm and Sundays 2.00pm-5.00pm. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the admission price to the Museum or pay 1 to view the exhibition only.

Posted : 03/03/2006 18:36:36

Other recent Cotswolds news items

Scout Group set to benefit from council grant

Plans for the interior fit out of a Scout Group hut in Chipping Norton have been given an 18,000 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council. The new fit out is for a brand new hut to be... [more]

Woodstock's outdoor heated pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22

Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April. With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa... [more]

Youth club to build new home after major grant funding

Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a 50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home. The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]

To view the full Cotswold Blog, click here