What's On - Exhibitions
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The Past in the Present - Exhibition
Saturday 27th May - Sunday 24th September 2017
The Past in the Present - Pottery by Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence
The abbey ruins have provided an exciting starting point for an exhibition of ceramics by two Somerset potters. The work of Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence is well known and their beautifully crafted pottery has been widely exhibited and is in museums across the world. It is also owned and much loved by many private collectors.
Saturday 1st July - Sunday 1st October 2017
Glastonbury Abbey is displaying work by 16 West Country sculptors in the beautiful setting of the abbey grounds.
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The trail has been sponsored by the arts funding trust, The Golsoncott Foundation.
Traces Revealed: Artwork in cloth, tile and clay inspired by the abbey
Saturday 30th September - Sunday 28th January 2018
This colourful exhibition features three Somerset women artists, all of whom have been inspired by different aspect of the abbey’s history and collections. Alicia Merrrett has produced vibrant quilted pictures representing artefacts and documents, while Kate Rattray has found fascination in relics and reliquaries for her richly patterned mosaics. Hiro Takahashi has used the abbey’s buildings and environment to inspire her delightful ceramics.
Come and discover which traces of the abbey will be revealed by these artists!
We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:
- Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
- Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Evidence of being severely sight impaired
- CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
- A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card
If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.
If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact email@example.com and we will put you in touch.
How to apply
Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.