Exploring Portraiture Exhibition

Until 21 July 2024
Join Cara Gordon, the 2024 Muir Trust Artist in Residence, on her journey from initial inspiration to finished portraits

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The Muir Trust and Discover Bucks Museum are delighted to announce that Belfast artist, Cara Gordon, is the 2024 artist-in residence at the museum.

~Residency : 9 April – 9 May 2024~

Cara was in residence at the Museum every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and at Aylesbury Library on Tuesdays to meet and sketch the local people, some of which will be on display in her Exploring Portraiture exhibition.

~‘Exploring Portraiture’ exhibition : 24 May  – 21 July 2024~

Cara’s evocative works range from portraiture to landscapes. She is a renowned and award-winning artist including winning the RUA Gold Medal at the 2021 exhibition at the Ulster Museum.
For her Residency, Cara will create a group of drawn portraits and sketches of local people within the museum and the surrounding town. These may be quick spontaneous sketches or longer studies made onto collages of discarded papers that add another dimension and texture to each portrait. She will be looking for a diverse range of sitters to illustrate the town and its communities today and hopes to engage new audiences with her work.

Mel Czapski, Curator of Art at Discover Bucks Museum, said, “Portraits are a fascinating subject, giving a unique insight into the sitter. Cara’s experimentation with process and materials, building up layers of collage beneath the portrait adds an extra dimension to her work. This residency is a fabulous opportunity for our visitors to engage with a professional artist and explore their own creativity through our workshops.”



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Image credit: © Cara Gordon

Residency supported by The Muir Trust




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