An exhibition of paintings inspired by Lancashire’s stone quarries will open at the City of Lancaster Museum this Saturday, 3 May.
The exhibition, Underground Exposed, showcases the work of Janette Ireland, who paints using acrylics, oils and ink.
Janette’s paintings trace the journey of the stone from the quarries to the buildings they make, exploring the relationship between them on the way.
The paintings feature a number of prominent and well-loved buildings in Lancaster and each work is accompanied by prose or a poem telling the story of the work.
Janette’s work has been shown at a variety of venues such as the Chelsea flower show, Hampton Court and Logan Botanical Gardens. She has a love of the feel and smooth nature of stone and this encouraged her to use it in her paintings.
Heather Dowler, Lancashire County Council’s manager at the City Museum, said: “We’re very excited to be hosting this inspired and very imaginative exhibition.
“Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy some brilliant pieces of artwork with a strong local connection.
“We’re lucky to have Janette in person to give a talk about her art on Monday 19 May, which will give people a fascinating insight into the creative process involved in producing the paintings in the exhibition.”
The City Museum is run by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Lancaster City Council. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.
For more information about Lancaster City Museum, phone 01524 64637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/acs/sites/museums.