Local news papers and online news are picking up on the opening of the ‘Art in Architecture’ exhibition opening at the National Trust Croome Court this weekend.
On the 7th May Worcester News wrote…
Artist will show off watercolours at Croome exhibition
A popular Worcester artist is launching a fine line ink and watercolour exhibition of buildings that are of architectural and historical importance to the National Trust, the local area and nationally.
The exhibition of over 30 works by Worcester-based artists, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, is on show from Saturday at Croome, near Worcester, as part of the Trust’s ‘Women and Power – 100 years of extraordinary women’ event.
She said: “It is an incredible honour to be asked to show my work in such a wonderful location and in celebration of such a globally historic event.
She added: “I am really excited to be unveiling a new collection especially for this exhibition, depicting the buildings and architecture of the Croome Estate, as well as showing works of Worcester and my bold and dramatic, Pop Art inspired Vivid collection.”
Mrs Oxlade-Arnott has two distinct styles, bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre.
The new ‘Croome Collection’ has been created especially for the ‘Art in Architecture’ exhibition at Croome and will illustrate many of the fine buildings that can be discovered within its parkland such as the Island Pavilion, Rotunda and Dunstall Castle.
Amy Forster-Smith, Croome’s visitor experience manager, said: “‘Art in Architecture’ will be part of a range of female focused exhibitions which open throughout this year.
“Jilly is one of a growing number of female artists we’re working with this year and we will also be presenting new exhibitions that share historical stories of a very special woman from Croome’s history.”
The exhibition will run until September.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase her artworks through a sealed bidding system with 20 per cent of sales going to Croome’s restoration projects.
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott is also offering one lucky visitor the opportunity to win a private commission of a building of their choice. The winning entry will be drawn by the artist at the end of the exhibition.
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