Autumn 2018

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Artist Activity

The artists have been busy throughout the year researching, meeting with volunteers, visitors and staff, preparing and finally making their original artwork.

The mosaic panels and the textile panels are now complete and are here for visitors to see. Sculptor, Natasha Houseago, is also on site two or three days a week carving the magnificent oak trunk and happy to talk to visitors about her work. If you're visiting the Archives have a look at the artwork and see how heritage can be presented in very different and beautifully ways.


The gorgeous, colourful mosaic panels in the community garden and a close up of the industry panel.

Textile artist Julia O’Connell completed her beautiful textile panels in time for the community open day and they are now hanging in the Frith room.


Inspiration for Julia's panels came from documents in the Archives, the many conversations Julia had with volunteers from the Family History Centre, Gloucestershire Police Archive, the Dowty project, Chipping Campden and Blockley Local history Associations, residents living in Mill House care home in Chipping Campden and of course Archives staff.

Julia will be at Gloucestershire Archives on Saturday 6 October, 11.30am to talk about her work for Archives, her research, the processes involved and how she arrived at the final printed and stitched panels. The talk will last 45 minutes followed by a short question and answer session.


Natasha carving using a chisel and a small power sander.

If you are specifically coming to Archives to see Natasha please check first with reception (01452 425295) that she is here. It's very likely she won't be here if it is windy, raining or snowing!

If you would like to know more about the artist project please contact Kim Kenny -



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