Exhibitions & Events

EXHIBITION: Hannah Mooney ‘Recent Paintings’

26 November – 31 December 2022

Hannah Mooney (b.1995) is an Irish painter based in the west of Ireland. She currently works in two distinct subjects; still life and the landscape. In both she is an instinctive, natural painter concerned with the matière and traditional composition. She studied at University of Ulster and Glasgow School of Art.

EVENT: Messums Book Club

First Thursday of each month

Messums new book club will meet on the first Thursday evening every month to debate works by some of the greatest thinkers and writers of our time. Starting with drinks at the bar we will gather in the barn to exchange ideas and views on the books and hopefully make some new friends. For those who want to stay on for supper the restaurant will be open for bookings.

EXHIBITION: Makoto Kagoshima ‘Twelve Plates of Christmas’

12 – 24 December 2022

Makoto Kagoshima trained as an artist, and then worked for the Conran Shop in Japan, but it is with clay that he has found his medium.  On carved and moulded terracotta bodies, whether plates, vases, tiles or simply designed, three dimensional animals, Kagoshima unfolds a joyful and dreamlike universe of curling tendrils, bursting blooms, charming animals, darting fish, soaring birds, strutting geese and alluring snakes.

EVENT: Last Bottle Club.

Friday 16 December

Many years ago when I was a lot wealthier than I am now, I used to buy the occasional case of wine. Inevitably the first bottle was drunk too early, the next nine too quickly and there would be a difficult question of when to finish the last one or two. Friends or family?

EVENT: Raise the Roof

Thursday 22 December, 6pm

Join 200 voices and the Woodfalls Band for a carol singing event at the barn in Messums Wiltshire.
This is a free event open to everyone. Just bring your voice and best Christmas wishes and help us raise money for Tisbury Fire Service.

EXHIBITION: Richard Hoare ‘Threshold’

14 January – 26 February 2023

In his book “To Bless the Space Between Us,” the Irish scholar and poet John O’Donohue writes: “A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres.”
The latest pictures by Richard Hoare demonstrate that any landscape is defined as much by  where it leads to and what adjoins it, as by what it contains.

AUSTRALIA EXHIBITION: Laurence Edwards: A Gathering of Uncertainties

4 February – 16 April 2023

Developed in partnership with Messums Wiltshire, this exhibition will be the first exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the recently completed North Gallery at Orange and will radically transform the space, offering Australian audiences a rare encounter with Laurence Edwards’ work.

EXHIBITION: Thiébaut Chagué

4 March – 30 April 2023

Thiébaut Chagué began his career in 1976, training in France, Belgium and in England under Michael Cardew and Richard Batterham. Returning to France in 1981 he set up his first workshop in the Loire Valley and in 1984 built a new studio in the Vosges with a wood-fired kiln.