Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn, Cheshire, has launched artist Brian Whitmore’s incredible ‘Wild Calligraphy’ exhibition in the museum’s 2.5 acre Georgian Walled Garden.
 
Artist Brian Whitmore, of Cross Street Arts in Standish, Wigan, is a calligrapher of some 40 years, whose work is the perfect complement to the garden, which is a series of interconnected outdoor ‘rooms’, ranging from the cottage garden to the apple tree arch. 

Opened on August Bank Holiday Monday, this wild exhibition runs until Sunday 5th November 2023.  Brian has created and curated the installation of artworks, which can be found throughout the garden.   

Art work in the garden

The pieces feature fragments of quotations, thoughts, poems and philosophy, together creating a mindful trail of inspiration to discover and happen upon whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this rare, enchanted setting. 

Brian invites visitors to the museum to reflect and ruminate upon the exhibits, adding sparks of wellbeing to the viewer, as the pieces are happened upon unexpectedly. 

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to funding from Art Fund and is part of Norton Priory’s ‘Mindful Museum’ programme of activities, which also includes regular meditation sessions in the museum’s medieval undercroft. 

Brian Whitmore, artist and creator of ‘Wild Calligraphy’, says, “Come and discover this magical space, where you will find an array of words and works of art in a gorgeous, organic setting.” 

  

Rob Sanderson-Thomas, CEO, says, “The walled garden provides the perfect setting for Brian’s considered and beautiful exhibition.  The Wild Calligraphy exhibition encourages the viewer to seek out the pieces of Brian’s work, exploring and becoming immersed in the magical qualities of the garden as they do so.” 

 
For up-to-date information about visiting Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn, Cheshire and to view upcoming events at the site, please visit www.nortonpriory.org. 

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