Wells & Mendip Astronomers, in association with BIS Southwest, present ‘VISIONS OF SPACE 2′ – An Exhibition of Astronomical and Space Art by British IAAA artists, including David A. Hardy FBIS, Fellow and European Vice-President of the IAAA, former BIS President Bob Parkinson MBE, Jackie Burns, Richard Bizley, Gavin Mundy, Mark A. Garlick and Nick Stevens, as well as works by well-known US artists.
The exhibition will also feature a history of space exploration illustrated by models by BIS Fellow Mat Irvine, BBC special affects wizard, designer, producer and director.
The exhibition will take place at WELLS & MENDIP MUSEUM, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE, and is open daily to the public from Saturday 9th June to Saturday 24th June 2017. Opening hours: 10am – 5pm. Closed Sundays. Entrance FREE.
EXHIBITION PREVIEW: by booking only from 7:30pm on Friday 9th June 2017, including a lecture, ‘Faces of the Moon’ by David A. Hardy, on how the Moon has been seen and portrayed over the years, as well as a live Skype-up with artists at the IAAA art show at Spacefest 8 in Tucson, Arizona. Tickets for the preview and lecture are £7 and are available from www.wellsastronomers.org.uk .
MAT IRVINE will be demonstrating his craft all day on Saturday 10th June (free entry) and will give a talk on his work with Sir Patrick Moore for the ‘Sky at Night’ at 14:00 that day. Entrance to the talk is £2 for BIS members, £3 for non-members, £5 for families. Bookings for the talk also through www.wellsastronomers.org.uk