'Inspired by the Word' is an exhibition by contemporary artists celebrating the literature of Hampshire writers - Jane Austen, Edward Thomas and Gilbert White. Winchester Cathedral, Gilbert White's garden at The Wakes in Selborne, Petersfield Museum and Petersfield Physic Garden, Chawton House Library and the Red House Museum garden, Christchurch, will showcase sculpture, letter carving and works in other media.
While 2017 marks the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen it also marks 100 years since the death of Edward Thomas at Arras. Winchester Cathedral and Chawton House Library will focus on exhibits relating to Jane Austen. Nigel Boonham FRBS, Peter Furlonger, Tracey Sheppard FGE, Roger Stephens MRBS and Pippa Westoby will show sculpture, letter carving and engraved glass at Chawton House Library. Jak Blackman, Nigel Boonham FRBS, Peter Furlonger, Robyn Golden-Hann, Giles Macdonald, Junko O'Neill, Jackie Perkins, Tom Perkins, Joy Pitts, Tracey Sheppard FGE, Teucer Wilson and Suzie Zamit will exhibit sculpture, letter carving, engraved glass, painting and textiles in Winchester Cathedral. There will also be a piece inspired by Jane Austen in the garden at The Red House Museum.
'Inspired by the Word' is open from early April or June, according to venue, until the end of September. Please see individual websites for details and times as they vary.
Image: 'Jane Austen in Heaven' (bronze) by Nigel Boonham FRBS (Chawton House Library)