Artspace@Chippenham Museum launches with nationally acclaimed local artist Sarah Purvey

7th May 2019 / News, News-HP


Exhibition ‘A Decade On – Drawing and Sculpture by Sarah Purvey’ launches Artspace@Chippenaham Museum, a new annual season dedicated to showcasing the best of new and local art. From 4 May to 27 July the gallery will host a programme of specially curated displays changing every two weeks.

On Friday 3 May Chippenham Museum and artist Sarah Purvey welcomed guests to enjoy a Private View of the exhibition, with comments including:

“Great to see a contemporary exhibition in this fabulous space”

“Wonderful to see such powerful work here in Chippenham”

“Wonderful work beautifully displayed and curated. Stunning – congratulations!”

Spanning 10 years of creativity, A Decade On – Drawing and Sculpture by Sarah Purvey, brings together new works, with loans from public and private collections, to showcase Sarah Purvey’s continual development and evolution as an artist.

Based in Calne, Sarah Purvey creates powerful, sculptural ceramics which combine monumentality and subtlety to unique effect. Her sculptures and drawings are united by a bold and confident use of mark making, and their expression of the inner journey and personal landscape of the artist.

Collections and Exhibitions Officer, Alan Fuller said “Chippenham Museum is excited to be able to launch its latest exhibition series with the work of artist Sarah Purvey. We hope this and the other exhibitions in the season will draw attention to the sheer breadth and depth of creativity that can be discovered in the local area”

A Decade On – Drawing and Sculpture by Sarah Purvey runs from 4-17 May, 2019
Artspace@Chippenham Museum will continue with:
• Enchanted: the Magic of Nature – 18-31 May
• Doreen Heaton Potworowska – 1–14 Jun
• Perception: Viewing the world differently – 15–28 Jun

Sarah Purvey exhibits her work both nationally & internationally and her work has also featured in the Threadneedle Prize, the RWA Bristol and The Bath Society of Artists at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Her work is represented by galleries both nationally and internationally.

Chippenham Museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free to visit and tells the story of the people and history of Chippenham and surrounding villages from prehistoric times up until the present day with a varied programme of exhibitions and displays.