Mayor’s Choice Exhibition

Press Release: 22/12/2010

Mayor's Choice exhibition

The annual Mayor’s Choice exhibition is upon us again so why not start the new year with a visit to City Space in the Discovery Centre and take the opportunity to see some of the works of art and objects that the City Council holds?

This year the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Richard Izard, has chosen pictures that help illustrate the charities he is supporting during his mayoral year, the Colden Common and Twyford area in which he lives, and some of the personal interests that he and the Mayoress enjoy. The diverse objects to be seen range from watercolours and prints, showing local views and military parades, through to Victorian theatre posters and objects from the 1934 Winchester Festival.

The Mayor of Winchester Cllr Richard Izard commented, “Mayor’s Choice provides an opportunity for Winchester residents and visitors to enjoy objects and works of art from Winchester City Council’s collections. It has also given me the opportunity to choose some pictures that reflect my charities and interests.”

Ross Turle, Winchester City Council’s Curator of Recent History added, “The Mayor’s Choice exhibition always presents a welcome opportunity to show some of the wealth of the City’s collections which, due to space limitations, we are not able to keep on permanent public display”
The exhibition can be seen for free in City Space from Saturday 8th January until Sunday 30th January 2011.

Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm