Kate Cowderoy and the Bushey Art Colony

Girl in Red Jumper by Kate Ethel Cowderoy
Girl in Red Jumper by Kate Ethel Cowderoy

Council Chamber
21st January – 18th June 2023

Kate Cowderoy’s active artistic life dates from joining the Herkomer Art School in 1899 through to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. She and her family settled in Bushey and became part of the artistic community that developed as a result of the reputation of the Herkomer School and the attraction of studio accommodation and the availability of good art teachers.

(Exhibition Organisers: Pat Woollard and John Gerry)

 

Your Favourite Painting

Anne Blessley Gallery
22nd April 2023 – early November 2023

In October 2023 Bushey Museum will have been open to the public in Rudolph Road for 30 years and the community of Bushey might like the chance of deciding the artwork to be displayed in the Anne Blessley Gallery. Stewards will have a simple question for all visitors – what is your favourite? – and make a note. The choice can be made from the paintings already on display or from the visual display unit in the Council Chamber, which shows on a screen an up-to-date list of paintings in the Bushey Museum collection.

We are hoping that every single person who knows the Museum, receives the Newsletter, volunteers in the Museum – which includes the Stewards – and everyone who visits the Museum will participate in this anniversary. We will hope to involve local shops and businesses, bringing to attention to all the advantage of having a centre of culture, education, history and enjoyment – and sometimes just peace and quiet – in the middle of Bushey, and the high regard Bushey Museum is held nationally and internationally - and, very importantly, locally.

(Exhibition Organisers: Pat Woollard and John Gerry)

 

Lucy Kemp-Welch Gallery

Burnt Out Fires by Lucy Kemp-Welch
Burnt Out Fires by Lucy Kemp-Welch

From April 2023

Around the end of March 2023 the large display of Lucy Kemp-Welch paintings, and possibly others, will be taken from the Lucy Kemp-Welch Gallery to be displayed at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth - the town where she was born in 1869 - as part of a grand exhibition of Lucy’s works from all over the country.

It has been decided to first decorate the Gallery, giving it a new look with a pot of paint. Afterwards, it is being planned that not only artworks will be on display for the year the Lucy’s are absent - Costume, Embroidery, Photography, social history items will all have a place. Items not exhibited before or rarely exhibited will be included and it is hoped that this will be an exhibition that changes during the year so that there will be something new to view each time you visit the Museum!