Temporary Exhibitions

The BFG in Pictures

14 July 2018 - 30 September 2018

The BFG in Pictures, which tours from House of Illustration, is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classical story The BFG. The exhibition, curated by Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG

Practical Ideas for Creative Writing and Drawing in Primary Schools

19 July 2018, 9.45-4.00, £60.00 per delegate
To coincide with The BFG in Pictures exhibition, The Bowes Museum is offering teachers the opportunity to participate in an interactive and practical course delivered by author Adam Bushnell and artist Vicky Holbrough.

The course will include: opportunities to view The BFG in Pictures exhibition, practical ideas that will promote creative writing with a BFG theme in your classroom, demonstrations of drawing techniques and processes and an opportunity to have a go, suggestions of how to adapt and expand activities to meet the needs of varying ability levels and a disc of resources to use in the classroom.

Adam Bushnell is a published author of fictional and academic books who regularly delivers CPD on creative writing in the UK and internationally. Vicky Holbrough is an established artist with extensive participatory experience in the field of visual arts. She works across the region in museums, galleries and educational settings. 

School workshops are available.

For more information or to book please email education@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or phone 01833 694602 for more information.


Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

7 July - 6 January 2019


Primary and Secondary National Curriculum:
Art and Technology
This inspirational exhibition provides innovative and exciting opportunities that will promote the understanding and knowledge of fashion through the decades and meet outcomes of the National Curriculum.
Fashion triggers imagination, with catwalks evoking a sense of wonder and awe amongst children and this lends itself to developing creations inspired by the collections of haute couture. 
To make this captivating for children and young people, there are opportunities to develop awareness of chronology and historical events by following the development of the clothes on show and focusing on a historical event of the time to then further develop as the subject for their own study for example Swinging Sixties or the Flower Power of the 70’s. Linked to history workshops already developed as part of the education offer children can compare the fashions in different ages, through to the 21st Century.
Develop an awareness and understanding of recycling and sustainability. Children to design and make their own fashions and explore other items of clothing. Investigate materials by looking at the construction, durability and how materials can be manipulated to create structure and form. Children can create their own patterns for clothes and experiment by deconstructing garments, thinking about how clothing is assembled and can be reinvented. 


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