Avalon Inspired: Furniture and Fabric by Paul Rendell and Kate Medlicott
Saturday 6th July - Monday 30th September 2019
Where: Abbey Museum
Paul Rendell allows the natural beauty of the timber to speak for itself in his simple and elegant furniture. He often combines fine woods with more naturalistic timbers and in this exhibition many of his pieces are made of wood from past fallen trees in the abbey grounds. He has also drawn inspiration from the medieval abbey’s architecture and local landmarks. His work is therefore integrally linked with the abbey’s history and environment.
Kate Medlicott is exhibiting fresh and colourful fabrics, cushions and lampshades which feature many designs inspired by medieval motifs at the abbey. She gained inspiration, while spending summer days with her young children in the beautiful abbey grounds. She was first struck by the wonderful ‘zig-zag’ mouldings on the arches of the Lady Chapel, intrigued that such a seemingly modern motif has been around for centuries. Her abbey designs include a striking trailing print, patterned stripes and the intriguing knight on horseback. This collection of her work is a celebration of medieval craftsmanship, characterized by bold colours and earthy hues, combined with contemporary patterns.
Normal admission applies.