Mayor’s Choice exhibition

Press Release: 12/02/2014

Mayors Choice Exhibition

A selection of artwork and artefacts from Winchester City Council museums’ collections predominantly chosen by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Ernie Jeffs, will be exhibited in City Space at the Winchester Discovery Centre from Saturday 15 February to Sunday 16 March.

This annual exhibition always proves popular with local residents and visitors and this year features an emphasis on the Alresford area. However, as always the exhibition will display watercolours of other subjects by artists including Beatrice Corfe, Frederick Prosser and Richard Baigent.

The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Ernie Jeffs, said

It was very interesting for my wife and me to be able to visit the museum’s store and select objects for exhibition which are not regularly on display. The views of Alresford were of particular interest to us as I represent that area in the council. We hope others will find them as interesting and enjoyable as we did.

The objects from the collections on display include Stone Age tools, a collection of Tudor silver coins and a 19th-century spirit flagon. Of particular interest are two large painted canvas panels, formerly hung in the Guildhall, which give an account of the history of Winchester that is in part myth and legend.

Cllr Robert Humby, Winchester City Council Deputy Leader, said:

It is rewarding to see the continuing popularity of this exhibition and to be able to use it to illustrate the wealth and variety of material the museums service holds on behalf of the community.

Why not bring your children to the Discovery Centre on Tuesday 18 February so as they can make their own collage version of one of the historic paintings in the exhibition. This free half-term activity is suitable for children aged 8+ and all materials will be provided. We do ask that parents remain in attendance to participate in this event.

Mayor’s Choice will open on Saturday 15 February and runs until Sunday 16 March 2014.
City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm. Closed Bank Holidays.

Admission is free.