Athelstan Museum holds a range of works of art and craft in its collection. Virtually all relate to Malmesbury and the surrounding area.
Amongst the wider collection we have specifically identified some works produced since 1940 to display as part of the ‘In Living Memory’ element of the Pride of Place festival.
This is a rare opportunity to see these together and to enjoy varied interpretations of some familiar aspects of the town; such as the Abbey and Market Cross; plus some less often represented corners, for example the Horsefair and Back Steps.
There are nearly 30 pictures on display, in various media, plus ceramic and sculpture. Mainly these works are by artists who also live(d) locally but we have included a couple by official war artist, Louisa Puller, most of whose pictures are in the V&A, and a lithograph of the Abbey porch by the internationally renowned John Piper.
The museum collection has been built up over about 80 years of kind donations, without which open public access to these works would not be possible. We would particularly like to mention the late Richard Hatchwell who bequeathed his significant collection of Malmesbury related images to the museum.
1 Jul 2023 – 9 Jul 2023 | 11.00 am to 3.00 pm | Rausing Building
Admission free, donations welcome