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An exhibition featuring work by artist Natasha Houseago will take place at Stroud Museum in the Park, running from Sunday October 8th to Sunday, November 5th.

Natasha has more than 30 years’ experience teaching woodcarving, exhibiting, and undertaking art projects, commissions and residencies in the UK and abroad.  The exhibition showcases her carved wood sculptures indoors, in the main Art Gallery at the Museum.

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The artist always works with wood from trees which have come down naturally or through disease, giving the wood another lease of life and new beginnings. Her most recent project, based at Rococo Gardens, Painswick, was an exploration of the effects of Ash dieback disease or ‘Chalara’. She has always loved carving ash, so finds it incredibly sad that we may lose up to 95 per cent of the ash tree population. However, she sees a glimmer of hope when she observes ash trees which, although infected, appear to be trying to overcome, adapt and survive.

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A private view and opening drinks will take place on Saturday, October 7th 4-8pm with a chance to meet the artist.

On Sunday, October 15th Branch Line ‘Everybody Draw’ event in association with Prema Arts Centre will take place from 2-4pm when visitors can join Natasha and many other artists for an afternoon of mark making, inspired by the majestic trees of Stratford Park. Natasha will be creating charcoal drawing sticks with her mini forge.

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Natasha will also be demonstrating the art of woodcarving, using wood from a fallen tree found in Stratford Park on Sunday, October 22nd.

For more details visit: Woodcarvings by Natasha Houseago — Museum in the Park

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