9 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
Katie Surridge, mixed media artist, sculptor and metal worker, Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2019
Katie Surridge was the 12th Muir Trust Artist in Residence at Bucks County Museum. During her recent residency she warmly welcomed many visitors to her open studios, casting demonstrations and workshops. She is now proud to display her finished work in a solo residency exhibition at the museum.
Katie selected 45 items from the museum archaeology collections in store as a source of inspiration. Interestingly it was not just the objects themselves that fascinated her, but the abstracted shapes cut out of the packing material to hold the objects safe in store! Katie uniquely numbered each object in the order in which she discovered them. She then made an accurate tracing of the shape of the hole in the packing. These shapes were scanned and used to produce laser cut steel in different sizes and thicknesses.
During the residency, Katie worked with these shapes in several experimental ways – creating wall sculptures, wearable sculptures, intricate drawings, monoprints, poems and bronze castings. Each new work is made up of one or more of the shapes. By using Katie’s numbering system, visitors can track pieces from the original artefact to the new relics and installations that she has produced.
Katie’s passion and enthusiasm for her work illuminates this unique residency exhibition and shines a new artistic light on the museum archaeology collection.
Katie Surridge Residency Exhibition runs from 9 November 2019 – 4 January 2020 and is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Entry is by donation and many of Katie’s works are for sale.
Launch event: we would be delighted if you were able to attend the opening on Saturday 16 November from 12 noon to 2pm to meet Katie and see her work.
Off the Wall Art Fair Beautiful art to enjoy and buy at Bucks County Museum
16 November – 7 December 2019
The Friends and Patrons of Bucks County Museum are launching their tenth ‘Off the Wall’ art fair at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury on 16 November 2019.
This is a fantastic opportunity for some early Christmas shopping and visitors can buy unique and affordable works of art by local Buckinghamshire artists. All the work on display will be for sale and can be taken away ‘off the wall’ on the day of purchase. Prices start at £30 and profits support the work of the Museum. The range of work on view is superb with paintings, photographs and prints mixed in with ceramics, jewellery and sculptures. The exhibition launch will be on Saturday 16 November from midday to 2pm when many of the exhibiting artists will be present.
Chairman of the Friends, Kate Eckett, said, “With thirty artists displaying over a hundred works of art there is a huge range of paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and jewellery for buyers to choose from. We are looking forward to the opening on 16 November when many of the artists will be present”.
Off the Wall Art Fair runs from 16 November – 7 December and is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Entry is by donation to support Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust, registered charity 1153345.
Launch event: we would be delighted if you were able to attend the opening on Saturday 16 November from 12 noon to 2pm to meet many of the exhibiting artists.
30 artists are taking part.
“The Beautiful Stitch” – Needlework exhibition – through 31 December.
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org