New collections of work on display at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Annabel Carey's Colour and Reflections in September. Her collection, The Time of Trees, launched on April 18 in Buxton.
Annabel Carey's Colour and Reflections in September. Her collection, The Time of Trees, launched on April 18 in Buxton.

Two new and exciting art exhibitions have opened in Buxton.

Artists Annabel Carey and Christopher J Beard are exhibiting two very different collections of work at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Christopher J Beard's From Arbor Low, part of his latest collection Arrangements From Landscape.

Christopher J Beard's From Arbor Low, part of his latest collection Arrangements From Landscape.

Annabel Carey’s The Time of Trees launched on Saturday April 18 and will continue at the gallery until Wednesday June 10.

Annabel Carey is renowned for her innovative use of materials to create her artworks.

For this exhibition, she has pushed boundaries by creating interchangeable pictures showing the cyclical nature of deciduous, temperate trees, which for centuries have been vital for the survival of not only the human race but also numerous different species.

These pictures encourage the celebration and cherishing of the energy, strength and individuality of trees as ‘living spirits’.

There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a session on Sunday May 3, between 2pm and 4pm.

Christopher J Beard’s Arrangements From Landscape launched on Saturday (April 25) and will continue until Sunday July 5.

Paintings at this exhibition are landscape-orientated and attempt to evoke a sense of permanence, influenced by places that humans have long shared with nature.

Christopher enjoys ancient sites and readily absorbs their atmosphere but also works from objects found and brought into the studio to encourage ideas.

He uses many old sketchbooks and photographs and paints outdoors when possible. He resides on the Cheshire-Derbyshire border and finds a good deal of inspiration from Derbyshire.

There will be an opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday May 2, between 2pm and 4pm. An additional session will be held on Friday May 22, between 2pm and 4pm.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology. The museum, located at Terrace Road, Buxton, opens every day except Mondays. Admission is free.