Exhibition of Linocuts by Polly Warren
21st January to 18th March
Polly Warrens beautifully crafted linocuts capture views of gardens, nature, places and fond memories. She says that ‘with an O-Level in Art and no formal art training, drawing the initial design for the lino block can be a struggle, but cutting the block is relaxing, mixing the inks exciting, and printing with her Hawthorn press can be breath-taking and surprising’.
Polly has had her work displayed at the Harley Gallery, Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum and the Ropewalk (Barton). She also had a solo exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery at Newark Town Hall.
On until February
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 that 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 war, work, health and even love.
On until March
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 about the exhibitions see www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk or call 01777 713749.