Cheltenham College is immensely proud to display the exhibition Immortal by talented sculptor Natasha Houseago within The White Gallery, as part of our Spring Arts Programme. Famous for her wood sculptures, this show of Natasha’s work, which is only on display until Wednesday 10 February, includes full-sized carved sculptures and working drawings, creating primarily using green wood.
Cheltenham based Natasha, who has over 20 years experience teaching woodcarving and exhibiting projects both in the UK and abroad, will be speaking at an informal evening talk about both her working methods and influences on Tuesday 2 February from 6.00 – 7.00pm in Thirlestaine Long Gallery.
Plus, on Tuesday 26 January from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, sculpture lovers and budding artists will have the chance to be guided around the exhibition by a College student who has created an artistic response to her work and meet the artist herself. A lecture by Natasha will precede this event in Thirlestaine Long Gallery from 6.00pm – 7.10pm.
Head of Art, Miss Juliet Wallace-Mason commented, “In addition, we will also be running a Sunday workshop with Natasha. We have a beautiful cherry tree that has just been uprooted outside the Art Department, which Natasha and our Sixth Form artists will endeavour to breathe new life in to by carving it into a permanent sculpture, using chain saws, bow saws and hand tools, in a one-day wood carving workshop on Sunday 7 February.”
Immortal is just one event within a whole host that make up the Spring Arts Programme at College, and just one that we will be celebrating this year as we mark our 175th anniversary, having educated young people since 1841.
Please email the Head of Art, Miss Juliet Wallace-Mason, to book an appointment to view IMMORTAL or to attend any of the events mentioned.