This summer’s must see exhibition at Chepstow Museum shows that for hundreds of years Britain’s finest artists have been inspired by Tintern Abbey and the Wye valley. JMW Turner’s paintings and original William Wordsworth manuscripts are just some of treasures featured in ‘Sites of Inspiration’ at the museum – located within opposite the town’s castle, in Gwy House, Bridge Street until September 28th.
The museum hopes the free exhibition will inspire today’s budding artists to get creative. As part of a series of community events it’s hosting a stall at this year’s Tintern Fete on Saturday July 5th, to tease out hidden creative talents within the local community.
Along with fun creative activities for families, visitors and local people will be invited to work with talented Welsh stonemason Phillip Chatfield to create a commemorative carving inspired by the words of poet William Wordsworth.
Art created at Tintern Fete may well end up being displayed alongside the Tintern carving in Chepstow museum’s next exhibition. Opening in October, it will display local created artwork inspired by the Sites of Inspiration Exhibition.