22 Jul 2016

Five on Friday

Joining Amy for the Five on Friday link-up, I'm sharing some photo images taken this week when Mr. P. and I travelled to Derby to have a look around Derby Museum and Art Gallery. (This was my first long outing for quite a few weeks, but Derby is only just over an hour away from where we live travelling by car so it was manageable).  There's an open art exhibition on until 25th September called Everyone - Your Place In The World which we wanted to see as our daughter-in-law and some other artists that we know have their work on display.




I liked the way the artwork had been hung according to themes and colour, had been done by artists of all ages and demonstrated so much creative talent.
I particularly liked the artwork above because of the colours of orange and blue.

We also looked around some of the other galleries. One of them had a display of eclectic items inspired by the natural world. An information note said ........"figures of fierce lions to delicate depictions of butterflies the animal and insect world has been a rich source of inspiration for these objects"........




Beautiful 19th century ceramics such as delicate porcelain and quirky stoneware figurines were on display.


An interesting cameo brooch caught my eye. Next to it was a display of carved stone flowers and birds that were ready for inlaying into Ashford-in-the-Water black marble then made into items of jewelry at the workshop in this Derbyshire village.

There's so much to see in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and as it was such a quick visit I hope that we shall be able to return some time to see the other important collections on display there.

Linking with Barbara's Paint Monthly

Wishing you a good weekend,
Linda :)

65 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see that you managed to get out, I think a change of scenery does us good during a period of recovery. I too like the colours in the artwork you showed and how lovely that your daughter in law has some work on display too.

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    1. You're right, Jo. It was good to get out-and-about again.

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  2. It was lovely to see your post pop up in my box and also to see that you have been out and about. The art exhibition looks wonderful I must check to see how long it is on for. Derby Museum is great isn't it?:)

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    1. I hope you get to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The art exhibition is on until 25th September (which I've added into the text now).

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  3. Amazing that your Daughter in Law as work on display what a great achievement. The exhibition looks amazing.

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    1. These open art exhibitions are a great way for many people who enjoy drawing and painting to participate.

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  4. Thanks for the museum/gallery tour, it was fascinating. Your photo mosaics are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Maggie. The photo mosaics were a good way of sharing some of what we saw on the day we visited.

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  5. I'm so happy that you had a lovely day out and about. This looks like a fascinating place to visit. I loved seeing all your lovely photos. Take care dear friend, Pat xx

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  6. i like the first photo that shows what a beautiful gallery it is.. and i love the shaped benches. really beautiful. i would like wandering here, so many pretty pieces of art....

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    1. Derby Museum and Art Gallery is an enjoyable place to visit. Great spaces with well-curated displays.

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  7. what a wonderful gallery...i like the benches..they kind of remind me of a caterpillar the way they curve!

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    1. The benches are attractive and fun.

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  8. What a treat to have something so very interesting nearby. I'd have been attracted to the colourful piece too, but the ceramics would have had my full attention!

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    1. My photo mosaics don't do justice to the detail on the ceramics. They were beautiful old pieces creatively displayed.

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  9. Looks like a wonderful museum, I like them eclectic.

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    1. A visitor could spend quite a few hours looking around. We couldn't do that, but hope to return.

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  10. What a wonderful place to visit, such beautifal art word and exhibits. The cameo brooch is gorgeous, I've always fancied one.
    Have a wonderful weekend Linda :)

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  11. Lovely pictures! We are not far from Derby and to my shame I don't know it well at all, you've inspired me to want to go and visit!

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    1. I hope you get to take a trip to Derby sometime.

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  12. Nice to hear from you ---and glad you were able to get out.... That looked like a great art display...Love that Cameo brooch. Reminds me of one my Mom used to have...

    Take care of yourself. I am praying for you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy.
      The cameo brooch is beautiful. I like the butterfly which makes it more unusual.

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  13. Hi Linda, glad you were able to make a trip out and enjoy this lovely museum and art gallery. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Love the photos which show how the art is hanging, the ones taken from further back. Love how people decide how to hang and the arrangement

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    1. The exhibits are well displayed and the galleries are light and airy. That adds to the enjoyment of the visit.

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  15. I do love that you were able to get out to this museum and special exhibit. Now I am curious about what your daughter displayed. I also would love the one piece with all the color. What fun and well displayed exhibits.

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    1. It was indeed good to be able to get out to see the exhibition.

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  16. Dear Linda,

    Lovely that you were able to visit the Museum and see the wonderful Art Exhibition. Loved seeing all your wonderful photos and it is always great to see what artists are doing. Thanks for showing us.
    Hope you have a good weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. I hope you've had a good weekend.

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  17. Some interesting artwork. I too like the colours in the third picture as well as the caterpillar seating at the top.

    Diana

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    1. The art exhibits were so varied and showed so much creativity it was an enjoyable visit.

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  18. What a interesting place! The exhibits look like a lot of fun to see.

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    1. I do admire those who can draw and paint so it was good to see such talent on display.

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  19. Looks like a great place, so light and airy with a wide range of things to see. I love the caterpillar seating.

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    1. It's quite a small building with galleries on different floors and access by lift, but the rooms are indeed light and airy and pleasant to wander around.

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  20. Glad to see you are out and about again. What an interesting exhibition, great for everyone to have their moment to shine.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I chatted to a couple of exhibitors and I could tell that they were pleased to have participated in this exhibition.

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  21. Dear Sweet Linda, How are you? I'm so happy to see you here.

    I would have loved joining you at the art exhibit. Some really wonderful things to see. My first thought was about how much I loved the "caterpillar benches", and then I wondered if you'd know what I meant. When I read the comments, I see that I'm not the only one who had that thought.

    Don't overdo, but glad to see you out enjoying the world.

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    1. What a wonderful exhibition. If you wanted it would be lovely if you added a link to it in this month's or next month's Paint Monthly. B x

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    2. Thank you Barbara. I'll try to do that. The art exhibition is on until 25th September.

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    3. Thank you Patsy. I doing ok. I'm definitely not overdoing it - mostly have been at home this week doing quiet things like reading, a bit of crocheting and preparing mentally for my next lot of surgery on Thursday. I'll come visit you soon to see what you've been up to recently.

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  22. I've got a piece in the Everyone exhibition. I'm planning on visiting it tomorrow!

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    1. That's good! The exhibition is well presented. Derby Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to visit. Enjoy your day there!

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  23. I love visiting museums and seeing all the different displays. That vibrantly colored artwork appeals to me, too. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

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    1. Hello Deb. Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment. Glad you found the post interesting.

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  24. I'm so glad to hear that you had an interesting art excursion to Derby. Even a short exception of the daily routine cheers us up... The colors of the paintings you mentioned are really bright, vibrant and joyful. The other items are beautiful too.

    Take care and wishing you a sunny week to come!

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  25. What an interesting selection of art! I really loved that pheonix, quite captivating.
    I hope your DIL's work was admired by many....so goood to hear you are out and about again, sounds like you are on the mend. Hope everything is going swimmingly.xxx

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    1. Thank you Dina. If only I could say I was on the mend, but I have to go back into hospital on Thursday for more surgery, start the recovery process all over again and will be out of action for a while. At least I managed to get to Derby and see the exhibition.

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  26. I've always managed to by-pass Derby; looks like I need to stop sometime and check it out. Loved the bird picture in your third photo.

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    1. I hope you do check out Derby, Mike. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

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  27. So good you were able to make a trip to Derby Linda. I like the beautiful artwork in Derby, especially the one with the vivid colours. The last few years, now my husband has more time, we also like visiting museums our interest is growing and growing.
    I wish all the best for you!

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    1. Thank you Janneke for your good wishes. We have some wonderful Museums of all kinds where you can learn a lot about many aspects of our world. You have fine paintings done by the Dutch Masters of art in your galleries also. I would love to see them for real.

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  28. Such a beautiful day....so many lovely art exhibits! I do love the way the art is displayed and I especially love the cameo. Thanks for sharing! x Karen

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    1. Thank you dear Karen. Your visit and comment is much appreciated.

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  29. I love old roses and those you showed in your earlier post are outstanding. The museum in Derby looks quite interesting with a nice variety of art. I hope that your treatment is going well and that you will recover quickly. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Vagabonde for your good wishes. I have been back in hospital this week for emergency surgery due to complications with my second lot of surgery. I'm now home recovering and have only been well enough to type a reply to your kind comment and message this evening. All the best to you too if you read this. Linda :)

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  30. Just checking to see how things are going Linda, having had a break both from blogging and the UK and so sorry to see from your last comment that you have needed more surgery. I do hope that your recovery will now go more smoothly. Don't feel you need to reply, just know I am thinking of you and sending you lots of good wishes xx

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  31. Lovely gallery and the show really looks impressive. Glad you were up to the trip!

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    1. Hopefully I'll return to see more of the museum and art gallery later in the year. Thanks for dropping by Lisa.

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