New Art Exhibitions for Autumn

The autumn season at Buxton Museum begins with three new art exhibitions. Emma Sidwell’s work as Ellia is created as a way to confront the confines of agoraphobia and illness. Working primarily in pen and watercolour, her exhibition is a glimpse into a universe of strange characters, creatures and constructs. You can see Agoraphobia – Starting a Journey until Saturday 14 November. Like all the exhibitions at Buxton Museum, entry is free. You can come and meet Ellia herself on Saturday 26th September, 2pm to 4pm.

Agoraphobia by Ellia

Agoraphobia by Ellia

Michéla Griffith’s detailed photographs of the River Dove and its tributaries on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border are often mistaken for paintings. They reflect the underlying geology, the character of the day, the legacy of rain and the energy of the water. Form, features, colour and texture are all part of the images but they are foremost about the interplay of light and water while the shutter remains open.  Liquid Light is available to see until Saturday 14 November and you can meet the artist on Saturday 10th October, 2pm to 4pm or Saturday 31st October, 2pm to 4pm.


Buxton Museum offers frequent opportunities to view its own collection of artwork. Starting from Saturday 19th September, Take Two is an exhibition that explores the relationship between the paintings by comparing two works by the same artist or the same view by two different artists. This innovative way of exploring Derbyshire’s collection is available until Saturday 7th November.

Take Two detail


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