Exhibition and Events Archive
This partner exhibition to Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft explores how communities throughout history have found new ways of living, protesting, and dreaming of creating a better world for themselves and the future. Curated by The Wilson, this fascinating exhibition features items carefully selected from The Wilson’s
Arts and Crafts Movement, local history, and Wilson family collections. Focusing on craft objects and archival material, the exhibition explores key themes of people’s rights, utopia, war, recycling and community.
The Last Word in Art?
The Last Word in Art? focuses on artists’ use of language, and the interaction between words and images, from the early 20th century to today. Drawn primarily from the Arts Council Collection, and shown alongside a selection of works from the collection held at The Wilson; The Last Word in Art? spans both exhibition galleries and includes some interventions in our 18th century gallery.
February First Thursday
Thursday 6 February: An array of exciting free creative activities to mark LGBT+ History Month.
Creative Car Boot
Thursday 6 February: Indoor creative market featuring emerging designers and makers.
Cast plaster tiles
Saturday 25 January: A three hour workshop using clay as a base to impress designs based on Gimson’s work.
Arts and Crafts Afternoon Tea
Thursday 6 February 2020: Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the unique setting of our third floor gallery.
Saturday 8 February: In this creative workshop you will produce a piece of embroidery inspired by Ernest Gimson.
Ernest Gimson Exhibition Object Talk: Architecture
Thursday 13 February: Join exhibition curator Kirsty Hartsiotis for an in depth look at Ernest Gimson.
Indian Block Printing
Saturday 29 February: Learn about the traditional craft of Indian Block Printing.
Object Talk: The William’s Weighing Chair
Wed 11th March 2020, 1pm. Ann-Rachael Harwood will talk about the Williams’ weighing chair, an early 19th century...
Object talk: Winchcombe Hoard
Wed 8th April 2020. Assistant curator Benedict Sayers will be talking about buried treasure: the Winchcombe hoard of...