Bucks graduates steal the show at ‘A Brush with Art’ at Wycombe Museum


Date: 21st Jul 2016

A new art exhibition, 'A Brush with Art', launched this week at the Wycombe Museum and showcases the work of eight Buckinghamshire New University graduates.

The exhibition, which runs until February, showcases eight contemporary guest artists who are all graduates of the University. The exhibition also features some of the highlights from the Museum's own art collection.

The Bucks alumni show a diverse range of pieces, from the figurative to the abstract, including installation pieces and stained glass and prints. Those showcasing their work are:

  • Carolyn Cameron
  • Alex Dewart
  • Saliha Elhoussaini
  • Linda Francis
  • Jane Hansford
  • June Kingsbury
  • Joseph Nuttgens
  • Marion Piper

Alison Shreeve, Head of School for Design Craft and Visual Arts at Bucks New University, said: "I am delighted that our graduates contribute to enriching the business and cultural life of our locality. This exhibition at the Wycombe Museum is an opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of the Fine Art course and the creative abilities of our students."

joseph-pettiferThe exhibition includes work from the 18th century to the present day and a diverse range of media including sculpture, watercolour, oils, mixed media and a range of print techniques. There is also a chance to be inspired and get hands-on, with arty things to do and a programme of events for all ages to accompany the exhibition.

Other artists from the Museum's collection represented in the exhibition, or displayed elsewhere in the Museum, include Lorna Cassidy; Romeo di Girolamo; Peter Lely; Huma Mushtaq; Winifred Peeler; and Paul Stevenson.

Other autumn events at the Wycombe Museum include a six-week children's Art Club, The Big Family Art Day on Saturday 19 October and a Talk on Art Treasures on Wednesday 23 October from 6.30-8pm.

Wycombe Museum is at Priory Avenue, High Wycombe and entrance to the museum and exhibition is free. For further information:

Tel: 01494 421895Web: www.wycombe.gov.uk/museum

Main image: 'Rhythms of Coincidence', stained glass by guest artist Joseph Nuttgens
Second image: Joseph Pettifer by School of Joseph Highmore, oil painting, about 1740, Wycombe Museum


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