Exhibitions 2016

Landscape and the English Garden 14th March – 15th May

Commemorating the 300 year anniversary of the birth of landscape designer Lancelot  ‘Capability’ Brown.

Bewdley Open Studios 21st May – 10th July
The Friends of Bewdley Museum showcase the work of local craftspeople and artists.
 
Vesta Tilley 28th May – 17th July
An exhibition exploring the life of Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), a hugely popular music hall performer who toured England
dressed as an army officer and was given the nickname 'Britain's best recruiting sergeant'.
 
Geology at different scales 23rd July – 11th September
Textile artist Georgia Jacobs displays works inspired by microscopic geology samples. Georgia will be offering
workshops to accompany the exhibition. See website for details. http://www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/
 
One Grain 1st July – 31st July
An exciting project working with internationally renowned artist Joshua Sofaer. Visit the exhibition and become part of the
research team investigating a single object made at the museum’s 18th century brass foundry.
 
Tower to Town 16th July – 23rd September
Objects and stories from Bewdley townspeople that answers the question, “Why did you buy a poppy from the Tower of London installation ( Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red)?” In partnership with St Anne’s Church, Bewdley.
 
Bewdley Festival exhibition 1st October – 31st October
An annual exhibition featuring the work of a local artist

Exhibitions, Projects and Events

40 years on

The first exhibition by the Friends was in 2006 when they presented the work of ceramicist Simon Hancox. In each year since then the Friends have taken responsibility for one of the Museum's exhibition slots, selecting and researching the subject, forming an exhibition team and overseeing the work. Some of the more recent exhibitions are:

2008 Tickenhill Manor

2009 Every other House - A history of Bewdley Pubs

2010 Who pays the Ferryman - Ferry crossings on the River Severn

2011 Cuckoo Chance - In association with the Pound Green Commoners on the work of Edgar Chance

2012 40 Years on - History of Bewdley Museum to celebrate the Museum's 40th Anniversary Year

On this page you can see some of the fascinating pictures relating to the restoration and growth of Bewdley Museum.

Bewdley Open Studios [BOS]

Following on from the Bewdley Gateway Exhibition held in 2006 as part of the Rediscover Bewdley programme, the Friends played the lead role in setting up and establishing the highly successful annual Bewdley Open Studios event.

This event allows local artists and craftspeople to show off their work in their own homes and studios, in the Museum's galleries and at other venues around the town.