RPW Royal Visit

The RPW asked Chris of Participate In Art to produce three separate exhibitions for the royal visit of HRH Princess Alexandra in October 2019. The curation of a solo exhibition of Jilly Oxlade-Arnott works in the Hall, an exhibition of a single artist in the Foyer and a Long Gallery of artists in the Courtyard.

PIA have selected a number of Worcestershire artists to be part of the Regeneration and Heritage Celebration with a visit by HRH Princess Alexandra to the Royal Porcelain Works and Museum of Royal Worcester on Wednesday 30th October.

PIA selected artists who would be suitable to show the range and breadth of artistic talent in the area, as well as those who have proven to produce professionally displayed exhibitions. The artists will show a cross section of styles and mediums.

RPW released the following information about this fantastic day:

Join us for a very special day of celebrations, as we welcome HRH Princess Alexandra to Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Areas of the former Porcelain Works Factory site, redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to become Royal Porcelain Works; Worcester’s new leading centre for the arts and culture, will be showcasing the works of local artists, entrepreneurs, artisans and makers.

The Museum of Royal Worcester, which looks after and exhibits the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, is marking the major £1.7M refurbishment and redisplay of the galleries supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund that launched in Summer 2018.

As a part of the day’s celebrations, we will be welcoming HRH Princess Alexandra, who will meet staff, ex-Royal Worcester artists who demonstrate ceramic techniques for visitors, and archive conservation volunteers from the Museum.

At Royal Porcelain Works, local entrepreneur Nick Weatherall, will showcase his boutique gin distillery venture Piston Gin and local artists will show off the range of creativity and skill Worcestershire has to offer.

The Royal guest will also witness the unveiling of the re-instalment of 30 ceramic plates, hand-painted with local scenes and wildlife by resident artist Tony Young, into the plaster mouldings in The ‘Henry Sandon’ Hall, reinstating this historic feature of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company’s Victorian showroom.

Join us for what is set to be a fun-packed day, celebrating this revitalised and rejuvenated area of the city.

The Exhibitions and Artists

The Exhibition in the Hall presenting a solo exhibition of over 60 pieces of original artwork by architectural watercolour artist – Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, requested by the RPW. Due to its scale the exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 28th October for one week.

The micro Exhibition in the Foyer presents large works by stereographic projection photographer – Anthony Pearson

Fused glass and jewellery designer – Sarah Greening and hand carved lino artist – Lenny Ledgerwood will be heading up the Long Gallery in The Courtyard and demonstrating their skills and techniques ‘live’.

The Long Gallery will also include static displays of amazing works by Worcestershire Artists :

  • Cherrie Mansfield (Bold, Expressive Abstract Artist)
  • Heather Farmer (Oil Painter)
  • Sam Fenner (Animal Paintings to make you smile)
  • Mark Zytnski (Tree and Woodland Photographic Art)
  • Chris Haywood (Painter)
  • Mercedes Pearson (Artist Designer)

For more information please visit the events page on the RPW website at:

PIA created individual biography notices to be displayed alongside the artists work, providing visitors with information, images of their work and how they can be contacted. Many galleries direct visitors and potential buyers through themselves. This is not the PIA way, artists understand the additional value this provides and choose PIA events and projects as their preferred provider.

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