Mayor’s Choice 2013

Press Release: 08/01/2013

'The Ford at Chilland, Martyr Worthy' by Fred Appleyard c.1935. Copyright Winchester City Council

City Space will be hosting the popular annual Mayor’s Choice exhibition from Saturday 12 January until Sunday 3 February.

Pictures from Winchester City Council’s collections have been selected by the present Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Frank Pearson, who has chosen paintings that reflect the diversity of the Winchester City Council district.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport for Winchester City Council, said

This annual exhibition provides us with the opportunity to display a selection of the wonderful artwork showing our district. This year it is rewarding to be able to work with the Swanmore archivist and to give him the opportunity to display some of the village’s material in Winchester.

As well as paintings of the city of Winchester there are also views of other towns and villages including Alresford, Wickham, Bishop’s Waltham and Hursley. The exhibition includes objects, documents and pictures from the mayor’s own parish of Swanmore. These include original 19th century architect’s drawings for work on St Barnabas’ church, First World War service medals and paintings by local artist Vera Tribbeck.

This free family friendly exhibition has plenty of activities for younger visitors as well. There are puzzles, a spotter quiz and colouring-in sheets with an opportunity to become a City Space Art Expert!

The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Frank Pearson, said

It was a privilege to explore Winchester City Council Museums’ art store with the assistance of the curator and to be able to choose paintings of scenes from across the district. The exhibition has also been an ideal opportunity to display items from my own village that have been carefully collected together and looked after by our village archivist.

The Mayor’s Choice exhibition opens on Saturday 12 January and runs until Sunday 3 February.

City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm

Admission is free.