Artwork goes on display at County Hall

Rich Webb Published Thursday, 17th November 2016

An art exhibition has been installed at County Hall, Worcester showcasing some of the best visual arts in the county.

Art at County Hall is an exhibition space outside the Council Chamber which the public can gain access to.

The latest display, which runs until the end of January, features artwork from a local artist and two groups.

Steve Wilson, Worcestershire's County Arts Officer, said: "Art at County Hall continues to fascinate, excite and to showcase the many artists we have in our county. Come along and have a look at our new exhibition and if you like the work buy a piece for you or a loved one - it will make a great Christmas present too!"

Handcut Originals – Richard Webb's inspiration comes from nature-related subjects including his fondness for the local Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside. You will see the Malvern Hills in many of Richard's artwork.

Through the medium of paper cutting and paper craft, he represents his passion for nature, life and his love for the local Worcester and Herefordshire countryside. His style can be either very intricate or it can take on a bolder and more symbolic approach.

ASPIE – a social self-help and motivation group for adults with Asperger's, this exhibition demonstrates their creativity and communicates the importance of celebrating and embracing difference.

This is only the second time ASPIE have had the opportunity to exhibit their work and are really excited about this exhibition. Eleven artists are represented and their artwork is diverse, ranging from photographs and digital art to traditional painting with subject matter including pets, landscapes, buildings, history and fantasy. Most of the artwork is also for sale.

Creative Therapy – St Richard's Hospice, Worcester - A collection of work created by patients, volunteers and staff at St. Richard's Hospice to coincide with Hospice Care Week (October 3-9). Creative therapy plays an important role in supplying patients and their families with self-expression. Some of the artworks are a reflection on how patients are feeling about where they are with their illness, but the majority of the works are a celebration of events or places that are significant to their lives.

It is the sixth Art at County Hall exhibition to date and more are planned for the future.