The history of the Bishop Otter Art Collection at the University of Chichester is the history of a vision held by two remarkable women: Sheila McCririck (1916-2001) and K.M. Elisabeth ‘Betty’ Murray (1909-98). In this the centenary year of the birth of Sheila McCririck, Head of Art at Bishop Otter College from 1949-77.
There are great similarities between the Bishop Otter Collection and the Swindon Art Collection, as Gill illustrated with slides of works in the Otter collection. In some cases she admitted we had a better example of an artist's work than they had!
Photos difficult in the darkness, here's Gill photographed during the talk:
Alison Britton, they are buff earthenware with incised and inlaid black underglaze drawings.
William Crozier's 'Dark Fields, Essex' is also a beautiful work, although very difficult to appreciate here!: