The Muir Trust: Artists in Residence 1998 – 2017

Muir Trust C Barrett 1998  Christopher Barrett, painter

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.

Muir Trust D Devereux Barker 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.

Peter Clayton 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.

Muir Trust T Andrews 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.

Muir Trust E Hogan 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.

Muir Trust M Carberry 2007    Michael Carberry, jeweller

Michael’s individual and thought-provoking response to museum objects was matched by a series of highly successful jewellery workshops.

The Jury by Ros Asquith
The Jury by Ros Asquith
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.

Muir Trust M Bonnell 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.

Muir Trust N Ryder 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.

art02136 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.

Liberty hanging by James Fox, 2017
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.