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The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire will be hoping to delight local art and culture lovers when it hosts a two-day exhibition entitled Treasures of Gloucestershire, at Chorley’s Upper Gallery located at Prinknash Abbey Park.
Over the weekend of Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 July 2012, the exhibition, which celebrates the rich history of our county through its people, places and culture, aims to raise funds for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum.
Featuring paintings, arts and crafts furniture, sculptures, display pieces and more, the themes of the exhibition will include the achievements of local vaccination pioneer Dr Jenner and composer Gustav Holst, the glories of our country houses and countryside, as well as Gloucestershire’s traditions of agriculture, craftsmanship and sport.
Art buffs can look forward to highlights including Stanley Spencer’s 1940 Village Gossips, Village Life, Gloucestershire painting; the source of Dr Jenner’s first vaccination fluid, Blossom’s horn; Sophie Ryder’s copper wire sculpture Minotaur with Acrobats; and a group of items taken on Antarctic expeditions by Cheltenham-born Dr Edward Wilson.
So whether you’re a seasoned critic or an art novice looking to learn a little more about our county’s culture, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy at the Treasures of Gloucestershire exhibition.
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