City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre
Winchester Embroiderers Guild: 50th Anniversary Exhibition
9 November – 5 January 2014
This year the Winchester Branch of the Embroiderers Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1963 its members have been getting together to produce vibrant and colourful textiles and to promote embroidery in Winchester and the surrounding area. In recent years there has been a growing interest in textile art with innovative and challenging work attracting international recognition.
This exhibition will showcase the diverse techniques and styles used by today’s embroiderers applying their skills to create 2D and 3D textile work as well as more traditional pieces. Members of the group will be on hand throughout the exhibition to talk to visitors and demonstrate the techniques used to produce their work.
Kings, Saints and Servants Exhibition
11 January - 9 February
Local ceramist and illustrator Sophie Wiltshire has distilled the essence of larger than life characters from Winchester's history, such as William Walker, the ‘Trusty Servant’ and King Alfred, into a series of exquisite figurines that affectionately evoke the unique place their stories hold in popular imagination.
Sophie has just finished her Ceramics MA at the Royal College of Art and is now working from her studio in Winchester and loves to incorporate illustration, colour, and slip into her ceramics.
Each figure will be accompanied by objects that relate to the characters story and perhaps reveal a hidden aspect to otherwise familiar tales.
Mayor’s Choice 2014 Exhibition
15 February - 16 March
A selection of paintings from Winchester City Council’s art collection of local views and scenes graces this always popular exhibition.
Mayor’s Choice is an annual show that gives visitors a rare opportunity to see pictures from the collections that are not usually on public display.
This year Cllr Ernie Jeffs, the 814th Mayor of the City, has included amongst his selection views of the handsome Georgian town of Alresford and the area of the Itchen Valley.
A trip to Winchester Discovery Centre provides an opportunity to share in the history and culture of England's ancient capital.
A specially-designed exhibition area on the ground floor featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, ranging from displays drawn from the vast collections held by Winchester City Council's museums service to installations by some of our talented local artists. Every exhibition is brought to life by a range of talks, workshops and other activities such as object-handling sessions, with opportunities to explore new hobbies and interests or simply to lose yourself in another era.
With a special emphasis on families during the school holidays, the programme includes opportunities for everyone to participate, and to celebrate the special quality of the city and its surrounding towns and countryside.
Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 3pm
360 degree panorama
- See inside City Space
You will need to have Quicktime on your computer to view the panoramas
This can be downloaded free