Sunday 24th April 2022 – Sunday 1st May 2022 at Wycombe Museum
Chilterns Landscapes Arts Exhibition
by Chalk, Cherries & Chairs
Wycombe Museum will be playing host to an exhibition from Chalk, Cherries and Chairs – an ambitious five-year scheme which aims to connect local people to the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Central Chilterns, overseen by the Chilterns Conservation Board.
‘Chilterns Landscapes’ showcases the relationship between art and the gently undulating, rich chalk landscapes of the Central Chilterns. The art on display celebrates both the distinctive wildlife and natural environment in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and also the special cultural heritage which has developed here over centuries of our local history.
It is the product of our vibrant local communities, in our towns and villages, including a community of fine artists, past, present and future. The exhibition forms three parts:
- Reproductions of fine art from local and national museums
- A small sample of work submitted for our consideration by some of the many contemporary commercial and amateur artists living and working in the area
- Entrants and winners of an art competition organised for local school children, who produced work inspired by their own impression of places in the region they call home.
Alongside the beauty of the fine art pieces, visitors will be able to learn how Chalk, Cherries and Chairs is addressing the real and immediate challenges facing the Central Chilterns, including ancient woodland being sold off, wildlife habitats fragmenting through developments like housing estates and HS2, traditional orchards and hedgerows disappearing, and an increasing disconnect between people and their local landscape. To help visitors and residents further connect with their local area, events and volunteering activities related to the works of art will be available for visitors to register their interest in.
Visitors will also have the chance to book on to a range of art workshops happening throughout the exhibition week, as well a children’s day on Sunday 1st May including storytelling and a scavenger hunt. Check back for more information and booking soon!
Find out more here.
Image credit: ‘Lodge Hill’ by Anna Dillon – used with kind permission.
CCC’s ‘Chilterns Landscape Art’ exhibition runs Sunday 24th April 2022 – Sunday 1st May, 11am – 3:30pm (closed Mon 25th & Sat 30th April)
Wycombe Museum Galleries
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Windsor Chair Cafe
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Wycombe Museum Gardens
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