7 Sep 2009

Lark Rise Exhibition

On Friday I was fortunate to attend the opening of the new Lark Rise Exhibition at the Museum in the Park - see details here. It runs until 27 September 2009.

Lark Rise has a particular interest as the previous owner of my home, Grace Blanch, renamed the house Lark Rise after the book as she felt it mirrored some of her life - see my previous thoughts here on that.

‘Lark Rise’ is basically an exhibition of recently commissioned interpretative illustrations to the now classic work of English rural life, 'Lark Rise to Candleford', by Flora Thompson (pictured in the photo) - plus a series of contemporary photographs (c1880-1910), newly printed from the originals.

Here's more from the adverts: "The artist, Sue Scullard, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1983 and is a member of the prestigious Society of Wood Engravers. As an illustrator, print maker and designer her work characteristically seeks out and explores qualities of pattern and texture in her subjects. A master draughtswoman, her command of perspective is second to none and inspires much of her work. ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ is her latest series of illustrations."

Link to Sue Scullard's website here where she has the engravings re Lark Rise and more - worth a visit.

I have to say again we are very fortunate to have such a great museum locally which puts on such a range of exhibitions - well done to them again!

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