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Upcoming Events @ The Salisbury Museum Autumn/Winter

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on October 28, 2015, no comments

Upcoming events at The Salisbury Museum as part of the John Hinchcliffe Retrospective – The definitive works of a decorative Artist until 16th Jan.

Booking advised – museum@salisburymuseum.org.uk/ 01722 332151



Thursday October 29th 6pm-8.30pm

Rags, Rugs and Recycling – A talk by Mary Schoeser

When John Hinchcliffe co-authored Rugs from Rags in 1977, he declared that ‘we are now living in a period of re-evaluation with a practical appreciation of the importance of using our basic resources to the best advantage.’ This prophetic remark provides the basis for a discussion of the influence of Hinchcliffe’s work by Mary Schoeser. Setting his creation of rag rugs in context, the talk will also highlight key trends from the 1970s to the present day, illustrating the continued appreciation of the techniques Hinchcliffe did so much to promote in the 1970s.

Mary Schoeser is an independent curator, author and archivist and is Honorary President of the Textile Society.

The talk will commence at 7pm and is preceded at 6pm by Private View of the John Hinchcliffe exhibition in the Main Exhibition Galleries

Saturday November 7th 2.30-4.30pm
Lucy Yarwood in conversation with Wendy Barber

This is a unique opportunity to hear ceramicist Lucy Yarwood in conversation with Wendy Barber, discussing the ceramic work of John Hinchcliffe as featured in our major retrospective ‘John Hinchcliffe: The Definitive Works of a Decorative Artist’. After the discussion, there will be the chance to visit the John Hinchcliffe exhibition in the company of Lucy and Wendy, followed by tea and cake.

Wednesday November 18th 10.15am
Lino Block Printing: Three session workshop with Wendy Barber and Rachel Sargent

Artist Wendy Barber, who was Hinchcliffe’s partner and worked with him for 30 years, together with Rachel Sargent, will lead this three-session workshop in the art of lino block printing. Rachel Sargent was one of Hinchcliffe & Barber‘s studio decorators and is an established artist. Session One will look at designing the block; Session Two how to transfer design onto and cut the block; Session Three will be printing from your block. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from Wendy and Rachel’s great experience and produce your own beautiful block from which to print.

Sessions run from 10.15am – 12.45pm on Wednesday 18 November, Wednesday 25 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thursday Dec 3rd 6pm-8.30pm
Professor Simon Olding in conversation with Wendy Barber

This is a rare opportunity to hear Wendy Barber the artist, business partner and wife of John Hinchcliffe, talk about his life, work and their work together. The discussion will be led by Professor Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, and will provide a fascinating first hand insight into John Hinchcliffe’s work and inspirations. The John Hinchcliffe retrospective is on show in the Main Exhibition Galleries from 10 October 2015 until 16 January 2016 and the evening will begin with a Private View of the exhibition.

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