Thursday, 30 June 2011

Village Life - Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer spent a almost a year around 1941 in the village of  Leonard Stanley in Gloucestershire sketching and painting, one notable piece he produced during this time was the painting 'Village Life' or 'Village Gossip'. During July and August 2011 Julie Roberts was commissioned by Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum to be artist in residence in the village.

Julie worked with the village community in engaging them in various activities linked to the artwork and artist. They were encouraged to record their own interpretations of village life and what it meant to them in the present day. 

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Artist in Residence in Leonard Stanley

Hi All,
Just to introduce myself I'm Julie and will be the artist in residence in the village during July. I'll hopefully get to meet many of you during the village fate on the 16th July where I will be holding drop in workshops throughout the day. If any group you work with may be interested in myself running a workshop with you, funded by Cheltenham Museum via the Arts Council, do get in touch

The Project will look at the Stanley Spencer Painting 'Village Life' or Village Gossip' painted during Spencer's stay in Leonard Stanley during the war. The aim is to observe and capture village life today. I'll keep this blog up to date with what the various groups involved have been up to.... So check back soon.