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Mrs Delany at Creswell Crags - Exhibition of artworks on loan from the British Museum
Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10.00am -  5.30pm
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Location

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck
WORKSOP
S80 3LH

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Mrs Delany at Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags near Worksop

19th June - 20th September 2015

10am - 5.30pm

 

Creswell Crags is showcasing 18th Century artworks by Mary Delany, on loan from the British Museum in a free, temporary exhibition running until September 2015 and will look at her famous “paper mosaick” flowers and her relationship to the local area.

Mary Granville Delany, more commonly known as Mrs Delany, was an accomplished 18th century artist and botanist. Friends with the Duchess of Portland, Mrs Delany was a frequent visitor to the local Welbeck Abbey and to Creswell Crags.

She cut and layered hundreds of tiny pieces of paper, painted with watercolour to create intricate an intricate three-dimensional effect which we now know as decoupage. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to have create their own magnetic decoupage flower as part of the exhibition.

“Mrs Delany was a fascinating character,” explains Hannah Boddy, Exhibitions and Promotions Manager at Creswell Crags. “She was friends with Handel, attended dinner parties with Jonathan Swift, received gifts from Queen Charlotte and had her work admired by Erasmus Darwin.” Creswell Crags’ unique geology creates a unique habitat for rare flora and fauna from such as the Yellow-wort flower and the Brown Argus Butterfly. A haven for wildflowers, it has provided inspiration for artists, including Mrs Delany across the years.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see the artworks outside of London” says Roger Shelley, Director of Creswell Crags, “and for us to celebrate the unique biodiversity that the site is home to.”

Alongside the exhibition, there will also be children’s drop-in craft workshops every Wednesday and Thursday during the summer holiday inspired by the exhibition.

Mrs Delany at Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags near Worksop

19th June - 20th September 2015

10am - 5.30pm

 

Creswell Crags is showcasing 18th Century artworks by Mary Delany, on loan from the British Museum in a free, temporary exhibition running until September 2015 and will look at her famous “paper mosaick” flowers and her relationship to the local area.

Mary Granville Delany, more commonly known as Mrs Delany, was an accomplished 18th century artist and botanist. Friends with the Duchess of Portland, Mrs Delany was a frequent visitor to the local Welbeck Abbey and to Creswell Crags.

She cut and layered hundreds of tiny pieces of paper, painted with watercolour to create intricate an intricate three-dimensional effect which we now know as decoupage. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to have create their own magnetic decoupage flower as part of the exhibition.

“Mrs Delany was a fascinating character,” explains Hannah Boddy, Exhibitions and Promotions Manager at Creswell Crags. “She was friends with Handel, attended dinner parties with Jonathan Swift, received gifts from Queen Charlotte and had her work admired by Erasmus Darwin.” Creswell Crags’ unique geology creates a unique habitat for rare flora and fauna from such as the Yellow-wort flower and the Brown Argus Butterfly. A haven for wildflowers, it has provided inspiration for artists, including Mrs Delany across the years.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see the artworks outside of London” says Roger Shelley, Director of Creswell Crags, “and for us to celebrate the unique biodiversity that the site is home to.”

Alongside the exhibition, there will also be children’s drop-in craft workshops every Wednesday and Thursday during the summer holiday inspired by the exhibition.


creswell crags logo.jpg

Location

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck
WORKSOP
S80 3LH




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