For the first time in our twenty-year history we have invited a guest curator to collaborate with us, Jerwood Award-winner Lorraine Robbins, who now combines her own fine art practice with teaching Art and Design at Stroud College.
2011 sees the sixtieth anniversary of the Festival of Britain for which the then relatively unknown sculptor Lynn Chadwick was commissioned to make two major works. It therefore seems fitting that we have commissioned six young artists to produce new works in response to and inspired by a Chadwick sculpture of their choice.
Like Chadwick, Lorraine Robbins, Daniel Sparkes, Gavin McClafferty, Ralph Macartney and duo Cockings & Hodge all have close links with Stroud, having grown up, studied or worked in the area. The results of their challenging brief make an exhibition which will surprise, delight and above all provoke thought, opinion, discussion and debate.
4 June 2011 - 15 July 2011