Katie Surridge – Muir Trust Artist in Residence
20 September – 18 October
This year’s Muir Trust Artist in Residence at Bucks County Museum is Katie Surridge, an exciting mixed media artist specialising in metal casting. During her residency, Katie will be exploring the archaeology collections and creating her own artworks inspired by her finds.
Open Studio: Katie will be in her Open Studio at the museum on the following dates: 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 September and 10, 11, 17, 18 October. Visitors can drop in and talk to Katie about her work and inspiration.
Metal Casting Demonstration
Saturday 28 September, 11am – 3pm (weather dependent)
Katie will set up a mobile foundry in the museum garden to cast objects. No need to book, just come along.
Carving & Casting Workshop – Pilgrim badges
Saturday 12 October, 10.30am – 3pm
A hands-on workshop for adults giving the opportunity to learn the process of casting. Please note this workshop involves use of sharp tools and heat. Protective equipment will be provided during casting but participant s should wear non- flammable clothing. Cost £40 including all materials. Advanced booking essential as maximum 8 places. Call 01296 331441 to book.
At the end of the residency all the work that Katie has produced will be on show in a special Residency Exhibition from 9 November 2019 until 4 January 2020.
NEW exhibition: Reincarnated Rubbish – Endangered and Extinct
by recycling artist Val Hunt
On now until 2 November
An exhibition of amazing animal sculptures created from recycled materials by recycling artist Val Hunt. With inspiration, ingenuity, humour and skill Val Hunt has created a fascinating selection of large and small sculptural pieces which are both appealing and informative. Animals, exotic birds, fish, dinosaurs and plants – all endangered or extinct. The sculptures have been made from a selection of throwaway materials, especially Val’s favourite medium, metal drinks cans. This exhibition presents a subtle message about recycling and preservation, raising awareness of why the creatures on show are endangered or extinct. Work is for sale.
Fascinated by fungi? – don’t miss our magnificent display of mushrooms and toadstools at Bucks County Museum
Mushroom Magic 2019: A UK Fungus Day event
Saturday 5 October 2019, 11am to 4pm
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
Mystified by mushrooms or tantalised by toadstools? Then Mushroom Magic is the event for you! The Bucks Fungus Group will be presenting an amazing display of locally collected mushrooms and toadstools at Bucks County Museum on Saturday 5 October 2019, 11am to 4pm.
This is an autumnal treat where you can meet and talk to experts from the Bucks Fungus Group and discover the amazing world of fungi. On display will be an enormous collection of locally collected mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi. There will also be an opportunity to view fungi in close-up through microscopes and you can bring along your own mystery specimens for our experts to identify.
The event is suitable for all ages. Join in our mushroom collage, make a mushroom badge and a Play-doh toadstool.
No need to book – just turn up. Entrance to the Museum is by donation.
“The Beautiful Stitch” – Needlework exhibition – through 31 December.
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org