I dragged DH out for the day yesterday and we went to see a few things.
First stop was The Bramble Patch - we went to see Gail Lawther and Pat Archibald's work - it was really well exhibited - lots of space and light. I had seen Gail's work before when she gave a talk at Rocheberie Quilters and we'd been very fortunate that we'd been able to handle them and hear from Gail about each of the quilts. It's well worth a trip.
After that we went to a lovely tea shop in a barn at Upper Stowe- very nice indeed. There was a good collection of shops (and lots of cats) but what really caught our eye was the Hayrack Gallery. There was a great range of items for sale and a wide price range. If you're in the area well worth a visit.
We then made our way across to Compton Verney. I hadn't been before but as 'Id got a ticket using my Tesco Clubcard points. I hadn't been before and I wasn't too sure what to expect - but I really liked it. It's got a very modern interior - but the exterior is traditional. The current exhibition is about volcanoes. The exhibition was well curated and included a wide variety of media from a large Andy Warhol canvas and also a film which was a real work of art - I could have sat and watched and listened to it all day. We would have liked to have a walk around the gardens but the weather was rather strange - very warm and sunny one moment to heavy showers the next.
So - now I'm shattered - having nice day's out is hard work.