The Partridge Family of Barnstaple

The Partridge Family of Barnstaple
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

When: 14 May 2022 to 29 October 2022
Where: Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: FREE
Suitable for: Any age

This May will see a new exhibition telling the little-known story of Barnstaple’s Partridge family who became influential members of the Arts and Crafts movement.

The project explores the lives and work of Ethel, Fred and Maud Partridge, who were born and educated locally in the late nineteenth century and went on to become part of the artistic community of Ditchling, where their circle included Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Eric Gill and many more.

The exhibition brings together items from the Museum’s own Partridge Geology Collection with loans from national and regional museums including: examples of Ethel’s celebrated handmade textiles from the Crafts Study Centre  and Ditchling Museum of Arts and Craft; jewellery created by Fred from the V&A,  Fitzwilliam and Birmingham Museums; and a first edition copy of a book on Mediaeval Sinhalese art from the British Library.

The exhibition is accompanied by a spring and summer events programme which includes an exclusive three-day workshop working with renowned weavers Jenny Wilkinson and Angie Parker,  adults talks and children’s workshops.

To find out more about the museum’s events programme visit our What’s on page.

The loans are supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections.

 

Exhibitions & Projects

  • Far Side of the World Torquay's Fijian Connection

    Far Side of the World Torquay's Fijian Connection

    Torquay Museum

    01 February 2022 to 04 June 2022

    View details

  • In Plain Sight: Transatlantic slavery and Devon

    In Plain Sight: Transatlantic slavery and Devon

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    29 January 2022 to 05 June 2022

    View details

  • Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage

    Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage

    The Box, Plymouth

    26 February 2022 to 05 June 2022

    View details

  • Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945

    Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945

    The Box, Plymouth

    26 March 2022 to 05 June 2022

    View details

  • Zadie Xa: Long ago when tigers smoked

    Zadie Xa: Long ago when tigers smoked

    The Box, Plymouth

    02 April 2022 to 05 June 2022

    View details

  • Joy Gregory: The Sweetest Thing

    Joy Gregory: The Sweetest Thing

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    29 January 2022 to 05 June 2022

    View details

  • What Do You Collect Building a collection

    What Do You Collect Building a collection

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    11 January 2022 to 19 June 2022

    View details

  • Trish Morrissey: Self Portrait with Two Snails

    Trish Morrissey: Self Portrait with Two Snails

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    07 December 2021 to 26 June 2022

    View details

  • Ray Balkwill: The River’s Voice

    Ray Balkwill: The River’s Voice

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    07 December 2021 to 26 June 2022

    View details

  • Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Funded with Thanks

    Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Funded with Thanks

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    08 February 2022 to 17 July 2022

    View details

  • Pirates! Fact and Fiction

    Pirates! Fact and Fiction

    Torquay Museum

    30 April 2022 to 03 September 2022

    View details

  • Titanic Exhibition: Torquay Museum

    Titanic Exhibition: Torquay Museum

    Torquay Museum

    11 June 2022 to 03 September 2022

    View details

  • Dress Code   Fashion Stories from The Box

    Dress Code Fashion Stories from The Box

    The Box, Plymouth

    02 April 2022 to 04 September 2022

    View details

  • George Shaw: The Local

    George Shaw: The Local

    The Box, Plymouth

    18 June 2022 to 04 September 2022

    View details

  • Maurizio Anzeri: On The Move

    Maurizio Anzeri: On The Move

    The Box, Plymouth

    02 April 2022 to 11 September 2022

    View details

  • Brick by Brick: A LEGO brick history of Exeter

    Brick by Brick: A LEGO brick history of Exeter

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    18 June 2022 to 11 September 2022

    View details

  • The Partridge Family of Barnstaple

    The Partridge Family of Barnstaple

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    14 May 2022 to 29 October 2022

    View details

  • The Michelangelo Trail: A Delve Into LGBTQ Histories

    The Michelangelo Trail: A Delve Into LGBTQ Histories

    Torquay Museum

    01 February 2022 to 31 December 2022

    View details

  • Simon Pope: Here's to Thee

    Simon Pope: Here's to Thee

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    31 January 2022 to 08 January 2023

    View details

  • Kay Walsh: All His Rights

    Kay Walsh: All His Rights

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    28 June 2022 to 08 January 2023

    View details

  • Shaldon Fore Street through time

    Shaldon Fore Street through time

    Teign Heritage Centre Home to Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

    12 March 2022 to 12 March 2023

    View details

  • Ruth Bell: Calling of the Tide

    Ruth Bell: Calling of the Tide

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    10 January 2023 to 09 July 2023

    View details