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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Why not Sign up to one of the Many Workshops being held in the Gallery between 30.7 - 9.8.14?



Artist collective Second Mouth and Swindon Museum & Art Gallery are working together to bring you Creative Copies, a series of fun and original art workshops taking place in the gallery this summer.
They say:
'Through the workshops we hope to raise £450 to restore ‘Study for Cephalus and Aurora’ by British artist Leon Kossoff for the Swindon Collection of modern art.
This small and richly textured study has been unseen for many years and is in need of restoration before it can be publicly displayed again.

Once raised, the money will fund the required conservation as follows:
·          remove the painting from its frame
·          clean the surface and repair any blemishes exposed after cleaning
·          apply a semi-matt varnish to address any unevenness
·          re-attach the painting onto a new, identical board 
·          and to re-fit the painting in the newly cleaned frame.

We would love you to be involved in this project, and we are sure there is a workshop for you! You can support us by booking a place on your favourite workshop directly from the museum, and telling all your friends about this exciting project.  

Places on the workshops cost just £5 per person and are open to all ages.
See what we’ve been up to so far at our blog secondmouth.wordpress.com/blog
And find details of all the workshops at our Facebook events page www.facebook.com/CreativeCopiesTwelve/events

We really appreciate your support, and we hope to see you there!
The Creative Copies team.'
Here's the list of activities:
 And the front of the flyer:
I went along to the Launch Event on the 14th of June and found lots of activities going on:
 Including people drawing the Leon Kossoff:
 And here it is, although a better image can be found on the BBC site:http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/study-for-copy-of-cephalus-and-aurora-by-poussin-no-2-64596
Hope to see you at one of the workshops.

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