Art exhibition on offer at Royal Porcelain Works

Worcester’s new centre for the arts is encouraging visitors to view a number of art exhibitions this weekend and beyond.

Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – will welcome the following in partnership with Participate in Art:

The Courtyard: Open from 11.00am until 4.00pm on Sunday 3 November will welcome silversmith and jewellery designer Justine Morris, showcasing her latest creations and designs. There will also be a long gallery featuring the works of some of Worcester’s celebrated artists across a range of mediums and styles; these will include art by Mercedes Pearson, hand carvings from Lenny Ledgerwood, paintings by Chris Haywood, photographs by Mark Zytnski, abstract art by Cherrie Mansfield, animal paintings by Sam Fenner, oil paintings by Heather Farmer and glass and jewellery designs by Sarah Greening.

The Henry Sandon Hall: Architectural watercolour artist, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, will be exhibiting her work in The Hall from 9.30am until 4.30pm throughout the weekend. With more than 60 original works from her Worcester, Eastnor, Malvern, Ludlow, Croome and Global collections, the exhibition will also unveil new paintings from her Cheltenham and Birmingham collections. Several pieces are on loan from private collectors, including The National Trust and Eastnor Estate.

The Foyer: Open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, the Foyer will host a mini exhibition by stereographic projection photographer Anthony Pearson, showing some of his larger and more striking works.

Sara Matthews, General Manager at Royal Porcelain Works said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Participate in Art to deliver an exciting weekend of art and culture in our fabulous spaces. Offering a mix of high quality artistry is at the heart of what we do. All the exhibitions are free and open to everyone. We look forward to welcoming you this weekend!”

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art added: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Royal Porcelain Works and look forward to delivering a fabulous weekend of art. Royal Porcelain Works is the perfect venue for such events.”

Participate in Art was launched in January 2019 to provide opportunities, support and access to artists, art communities and organisations. Through exhibitions, galleries, educational services, talks, workshops, supplier partnerships and events, it increases the awareness and approachability of the arts.

Royal Porcelain Works – which is based on the old Royal Worcester factory site in Severn Street – is a vibrant new cultural development that features arts and crafts, a brand new exhibition area and a new eatery, all sitting alongside the world famous Museum of Royal Worcester.

Royal Porcelain Works was originally founded by Robert Chamberlain in Severn Street and is being redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to create a new centre for the arts in Worcester, featuring The Henry Sandon Hall. The 1852 showroom is at the heart of the development, refurbished to become a 140 seat capacity venue, equipped with the latest audio visual technology.

The Hall sits alongside GoodRoots; a unique, quirky, casual but comfortable, family friendly licensed café, bar and deli. Above GoodRoots is The Studio, named after Sam Driver White, a space dedicated to providing facilities and opportunities for local artists and craftspeople to showcase their work and demonstrate their skills, in a purpose-built arts workshop and studio. These facilities, alongside a gallery and a courtyard, are host to an eclectic mix of events; including theatre, cinema, talks, antiques fairs, farmers’ markets, and art workshops and exhibitions.

For further information please contact the Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email enquiries@royalporcelainworks.co.uk.

Photo caption, left to right: Photographer Anthony Pearson and Sara Matthews, General Manager of Royal Porcelain Works.