Marc Vyvyan-Jones

Marc Vyvyan-Jones Retrospective Exhibition

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Retrospective Exhibition
About the Event
‘Cabot’s Unexpected Discovery of America’, (commissioned by Bristol Museum), is among original artwork on display, with maps of ‘Celtic Arthurian Somerset’ and ‘The City and CountRy of Bristol’, and children’s book illustrations. Prints, maps, books and greetings cards on sale.
Event Type
Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Poetry/Fiction
01984 624457
Opening Times
Sat 9thSun 10thMon 11thTue 12thWed 13thThu 14thFri 15thSat 16thSun 17th
11:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:00
Further Information

A retrospective of artwork commissioned from Marc Vyvyan-Jones by arts organisations and children’s book publishers will be on display in his studio. From the lively imagining of ‘Wiveliscombe Town Hall’ in all its restored glory (for the Wiveliscombe Town Hall Trust) to ‘Cabot’s Search for the Spice Islands and Unexpected Discovery of America’ (a series of illustrations supporting an exhibition at Bristol Museum), the pictures are full of jokes (mostly terrible), detail, colour and fun.

Marc has illustrated over 40 children’s books, working with authors and poets including Michael Rosen, Tony Mitton, Grace Hallworth, Chris Awdry and Sid Fleischman. Artwork from some of these books will be on display. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his affectionately satirical map, ‘The City and CountRy of Bristol’, Marc has launched a limited edition colour print of the work. There are a few copies of the original, black-and-white limited edition print left, which can be hand-coloured to order.

Also on display will be the map which Marc was working on during the 2015 Open Studios, ‘Celtic Arthurian Somerset’. This map has illustrations of the earliest recorded Arthurian stories in the places across the county in which they are set, from Exmoor to Bath, from the Severn Sea to Cadbury. It depicts life and landscape of Romano-British Somerset in the sixth century, when there was more sea and less land!

There will be prints, greetings cards and books on sale.

The Wiveliscombe Messenger is edited in the same studio by Lucy Sloan. Come and see how and where our local newspaper is put together.

Venue Information

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Champflower Studios
Middle Coombe Farm
Huish Champflower
For Venue Information
01984 624457
Huish Champflower
Disabled Access
Disabled Access with Assistance (2 small steps into Studio - wheelchair accessible.)
No Toilets
Dogs Allowed
Directions (By Car)
From Huish - turn towards Upton - after 0.7 miles, turn right down lane. From Winter's Cross, turn left after Coombe Park.
In yard next to Studio, overflow parking in field.
Further Info
Dogs on lead please.

Events At This Venue

Event Type Event Title Disciplines Dates (see event page for full info)
Exhibition Marc Vyvyan-Jones Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Poetry/Fiction 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th