Exhibitions at Bassetlaw Museum

by | 17 November 2022 | Art, Community facility, Heritage, Retford

Paintings by Bryan Day

Saturday 8th October to Saturday 14th January
Enjoy an exhibition of oil paintings and watercolours.

Bryan Day (b. 1934) is a Yorkshire-based artist, whose beautiful pieces capture his favourite locations and memories in a semi abstract way.

Originally his principal medium was oil on canvas or board done in the studio, but ideas sprung from painting on location in the more spontaneous medium of watercolour. Since returning to Tickhill, after 50 years away, he has concentrated specifically on watercolour in the studio.

Bryan paints from compulsion and works intuitively. He believes a painting must have a life of its own, distinct from the ‘real’ world.

Moving Stories

July 2022 to February 2023
Why have people always come to Bassetlaw? Discover answers and objects from the earliest settlers to the present day.
This exhibition looks at why people leave their birthplace for a new life; a complex, and sometimes difficult, story.
Bassetlaw people have generously shared their journeys and those of their families, including lending the museum a fascinating range of objects which illustrate their experiences. Some travelled from other places in Britain, others from Europe or from different continents. People have moved because of war, work, health and even love.

Bowled over!

July 2022 to March 2023
An exhibition celebrating 125 years of Retford Bowling Green Ltd; features trophies, bowling equipment and clothing from the Retford Bowling Green collection.

For more information email bassetlaw.museum@bassetlaw.gov.uk.