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Temporary exhibitions


Now showing at the Museum:

Jessica Tracey: The Culinary Adventures of ‘Little Piggy’

  • 19 January – 24 March

Child-friendly and full of yummy food – what‘s not to love about Jessica Tracey’s selection of fab illustrative prints? These cute pictures are each accompanied by their own recipe card and each shows ‘Little Piggy’ on a different culinary adventure – perfect!

Jessica will also have some of her artworks for sale so encouraging the kids to get cooking might just have got a little bit easier!


Festival of Arts – Photography Section

  • 9 March – 7 April

Say Cheese!! This ever-popular category of the festival returns with its 2019 selection. As always, the show will be made up of submissions entered during the drop-off days and the entries will be judged by the Festival of Arts’ adjudicators. Fingers crossed your favourite gets an award!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in exhibiting in the Festival of Arts you are welcome to pick-up a syllabus with more information from the Museum reception.


Lucy Fiona Morrison - Wild Places

  • 9 March – 22 April

Based on areas of wilderness, this exhibition showcases large contemporary oil paintings. These incredible scenes explore a range of views, from barren English fields to the vastness of the Grand Canyon. The works both inspire and intrigue with their textural paint qualities.

Morrison’s career has included exhibiting in ‘The Other Art Fair’ in Bristol, ‘Art Fair East’ in Norwich, ‘The Great Yorkshire Show’ in Harrogate and ‘The Brick Lane Gallery’ in London. Her paintings are represented by ‘Gallery 104’ in New York and held in private collections internationally.


Coming Soon:


Leah Stuart – Holidaying in Nuneaton

  • 30 March – 27 May

Nuneaton through the eyes of a visitor – that’s what Leah’s hoping to capture with this incredible selection of textiles. Architectural details around the town, as well as references to its history, are highlighted using Leah’s fantastic use of textile techniques. Not just beautiful as artworks but also inspiring us to look again at the beauty around us – a real treat for the spring.


Festival of Arts – Craft & Needlecraft Sections

  • 13 April – 6 May

Beadwork, embroidery, wirework and collage are usually amongst the selection put forward for this exciting show. With something for everyone, and an array of techniques to be inspired by, be sure to come and explore this treasure trove of craft and needlecraft.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in exhibiting in the Festival of Arts you are welcome to pick-up a syllabus with more information from the Museum reception. Drop-off days for the Craft and Needlecraft sections are the 7th of April (2pm – 4pm) and the 8th of April (1pm – 4pm).


Becoming George: The Unexpected Life of George Eliot

  • 10 May – 14 July

When Mary Anne Evans was born at South Farm, Arbury no-one would have thought that she would grow up to be an internationally successful writer. This exhibition will reveal the woman and explore how she became George Eliot.

Mary-Anne Evans was born on the 22nd of November 1819. This is the first of two special exhibitions which we will be showing during this bicentennial year.


Group Show – Reflections of Life

11 May – 30 June

A great mix of works including drawing, painting and photography. There will be a wide range of subjects on display and something for everyone!

Artworks included have been chosen by the group to reflect everyday life. People, animals, places and objects are usually all represented. The variety on offer also makes this show a great stop for anyone looking to purchase an artwork this year.


Tracey Watson – Connie’s War  

1 June – 21 July  

An exhibition featuring textiles, prints and ceramics based on the wartime experience of the artist’s grandmother Connie, who lived in Coventry during the Blitz. With contemporary images of flora and fauna and brightly coloured designs, this locally inspired exhibition takes inspiration from the bombing of Coventry and the ruins of the Cathedral.

The historical references and local touches make this a powerful show for anyone hoping to learn more about the war from a personal point of view.



Last updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019

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