For the residency, Revealing Interiors, Christopher chose to take the medieval wall paintings of the county for his inspiration, including the Tudor House at the museum.
1999 Dale Devereux Barker, printmaker
Dale worked alongside the exhibition, Picasso to Hockney, Great Prints of the Century for his printmaking residency and took inspiration from Museum objects and local history.
2000 Peter Clayton, watercolour artist
Peter’s residency coincided with a major exhibition of Victorian watercolours, The Callows’ Chilterns. Peter spent time in the Chiltern hills painting his own watercolours, as well as working in the Museum.
2002 Tim Andrews, ceramicist
During his residency, Tim produced a range of sculptural pieces inspired by a varied selection of objects from the Museum collections and fired in his raku kiln in the garden.
2005 Eileen Hogan, portrait artist
Inspired by a major exhibition on Buckinghamshire in the Civil War, Eileen created a portrait of Lord Carrington and explored the relationship between oral history and portraiture.
2007 Michael Carberry, jeweller
Michael’s individual and thought-provoking response to museum objects was matched by a series of highly successful jewellery workshops.
2009 Ros Asquith, cartoonist and illustrator
Inspired by the exhibition Scenes of Victorian Life and Aylesbury town itself Ros created a modern and humorous reflection of the issues and concerns of contemporary life.
2011 Mandy Bonnell, book artist
Mandy was inspired by the Museum’s natural history collection of lichens to create a series of twenty small concertina books, each inspired by a different lichen specimen.
2013 Naomi Ryder, textile artist
For her residency, Naomi was inspired by the visitors and staff at the museum to create free machine embroidered portraits of everyday life.
2015 Lorraine Izon, ceramic sculptor
Inspired by the Nature Detectives exhibition and Bucks wildlife in the local countryside, Lorraine created ceramic bird sculptures. Her simple yet strong forms came alive through intricate patterns and textures.
2017 James Fox, textile artist
Inspired by the social history and art objects relating to themes of ‘Liberty’, James created a unique installation that brought together Liberty fabrics, motifs from Bucks lace and local history.
Unfortunately all Saturday 15 August Family Fun Explorer sessions have been postponed due to extreme weather forecast. We apologise to everyone who was looking forward to coming. If you have booked onto one of the sessions please re-book onto a future slot instead as soon as convenient.