Wednesday saw the private view of the exhibition at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse where members of both basket-making groups came together with friends, families and Withy Arts project workers and trustees to celebrate their success at the opening of the exhibition.
The baskets look beautiful and have had many appreciative comments from museum staff and visitors already.
Joan’s sister Heather was able to come along to see her lovely work.
The new Withy Arts banners look splendid and gave a special feel to the exhibition.
If you get the chance, the exhibition is open every day until Sunday 29th October 2017. Our thanks to Paul and Miriam at Gressenhall for their help setting up.
Both groups visited the first of our series of summer exhibitions of their work today at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum near Dereham, Norfolk. The work is displayed next to part of the sampler that Lorina herself made. This is a source of pride for us to be linked with our original inspiration.
The lighting in the room is kept deliberately dark to protect the sampler from fading though exposure to light. This image catches the women’s work with the reflection of a backlit display of the whole sampler.
We had a fantastic visit, with a chance to see what workhouse life was like and imagine what Lorina’s experience might have been and the opportunity to wander at will and explore what else the museum and farm have to offer. Our thanks go to Rachel Duffield and the other museum staff for such a warm welcome and our guided tour.
We are delighted to announce that all the work from the Lorina’s Legacy Project is going on a touring exhibition this summer.
From Saturday July 8th to Thursday 20th July 2017, inclusive, the work will be displayed alongside Lorina’s work at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse near East Dereham, Norfolk.
After then it moves to the libraries in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, details to follow.