Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2017


Bucks County Museum
Church Street
HP20 2QP
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15th November 2017
Monday-Saturday. Residency: 21st Sep – 21st Oct 2017, Exhibition: 4 Nov – 2 Dec 2017
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Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2017

James Fox, textile artist - Coming Soon.

Venue: Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, 01296 331441, email:

Dates:  Residency: 21st Sep – 21st Oct 2017        Exhibition: 4 Nov – 2 Dec 2017

Summary: Discover the textile art of James Fox. Using machine embroidery and reverse applique techniques, James will be responding to selected items from the museum collections.


James will set up his studio at the museum in Aylesbury during the period 21 September to 21 October 2017. Visitors are welcome to his Open Studio sessions on Fridays and Saturdays to watch the residency progress.

James will also be holding a day-long workshop – Handbags and Gladrags - for adults on Saturday 14 October (10.30-3.00pm) which is suitable for all levels of stitching ability.  Participants will get the opportunity to create a unique piece of textile art (with the added bonus of a practical bag for life) by combining inspirations from the museum displays, the textile art of James Fox and their own personal creativity. (£30 per person including materials).

An experienced speaker to Embroiderers’ Guild groups around his home town of Lancaster, James will be giving a talk about his career, inspirations and the challenges and opportunities of this residency on Friday 3 November at 11.00am. (£5 per person).  

A selling show of James’ work will open on Saturday 4 November and run until 2 December.

Further details are available on the museum website

Artwork - 'Non Uniform Day', photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
Artwork - "Non Uniform Day", photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
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