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Artists work on collection inspired by reopening of Kelmscott Manor

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 1, 2022

West Ox Arts have linked with Kelmscott Manor to produce a collection of work inspired by the re-opening of the house.

William Morris's former home has been repaired and reinterpreted with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and many other trusts, foundations and benefactors.

Sixteen members of West Ox Arts Gallery, based in Bampton, were invited to the Learning Barn to spend a day with the team as part of the re-opening project.

Talented printmaker Susie Hetherington demonstrated the art of linocut printing, which the artists and makers then went on to explore and develop in their own style.

The elements created by each artist will be arranged together by Ms Hetherington to create one piece of work to publicise the upcoming WOA exhibition at the Manor in October.

“It has been wonderful to work with Kelmscott and look closely at the work of the Morris family in the place that was so important to them,” said Kay Adamson, Chair of WOA.

"It will be really exciting to see all the different responses from the artists.”

The exhibition will be held at Kelmscott Manor from the first week in October for four weeks.

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