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Croome Exhibition Private View

New exhibition launch a great success

Now open to the public until end of September 2018

The opening of ‘Art in Architecture’ exhibition at the National Trust Croome, by Worcestershire artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, was a great success with over 100 guests and dignitaries. Attendees included fellow artists, art buyers, architects, business leaders, local tourist venues and information managers, the local MP, and some guests travelling over four hours to see the opening.

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, said “Congratulations on the exhibition it looks brilliant and very much belongs in Croome.”

Phoebe Dawson, CEO Worcester BID (Business Improvement District), said “What a lovely way to spend a Friday eve, cheering on my talented friend on the eve of her fabulous art exhibition. Congrats Jilly!”

Ruth Smith, Worcester Tourist Information Centre Manager, commented “Had an amazing first glimpse of Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s exhibition. Great talent and beautiful surroundings.”

Jadu Sheridan, Artist, said “Well worth a visit to Croome. Fantastic work Jilly you must be very proud.”

John Glover, local businessman, “Thank you for inviting me to your VIP Preview of your stunning artwork in association with the National Trust. I am so proud of what you are doing and the recognition you are getting for your talents.”

The exhibition, which is now open to the public until end of September 2018 will also feature a monthly artist in–situ day, where Jilly will be located in the Library, within the Court of Croome, creating new artworks and will provide two half hour presentations during the day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase her artwork through a sealed bidding system with 20% of sales going to Croome’s conservation projects. Other events such as watercolour master classes and children’s art days are also planned. Please keep an eye on the Croome website for more information on these events.

This comes off the back of the highly successful commission of the Elgar’s Birthplace -The Firs, produced by Jilly for its reopening in September last year when Jilly was invited by Michael Smith (General Manager at Croome) and Amy Forster-Smith (Visitor Experience Manager), to exhibit at Croome as part of their Woman and Power national theme.

See what else Jilly is doing:

Jilly will be taking part in the Worcester Open Studios (WOS website) this August,where she will be based at Henley McKay Kitchens just off the Tything.

Jilly is founder and curator of the Archiimp Pop Up Gallery Initiative, who’s next artists event is to be held on 28th and 29th July. In partnership with the City Council she is re-establishing  and re-invigorating the Riverside Arts Fayre on Worcesters South Quay on 11th August with over 20 artists stalls. This initiative is to raise the profile of local artists and bring much needed art to the city of Worcester, for more information please visit (Archiimp Pop Up Gallery Initiative).

Jilly’s work will soon be seen on the streets of Worcester in the form of a giraffe for Worcester Stands Tall. Her design was chosen by Worcester City Council as part of the forthcoming art trail organised by Wild in Art, raising funds for St. Richards Hospice. For more information please (

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