Portrait of Andy Sheppard on show at new Holburne Museum exhibition.

Andy Sheppard

Michael's portrait of jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard is on show as part of an exibition called "Local Heroes" which showcases the Holburne Museum Portrait Prize commissions, and runs from 21st April-24th June 2012.

The exhibition is to be held in the Wirth Gallery, part of the wonderful museum extension opened last year and will include two new prize commissions. David Fisher, who won the Holburne Museum’s 2008 Portrait Prize, has completed a painting of actress Stephanie Cole, while the 2010 winner Sally Muir has painted comedian Bill Bailey. The portrait prize, which runs every two years, began in 2002 and the previous paintings are of Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and the Aardman directors Nick Park, Peter Lord and David Sproxton with their creations Wallace and Gromit and Morph.

Holburne Museum ExtensionAt the Holburne Museum you will find a beautiful and fascinating art collection in one of Bath’s great buildings. Their stunning new extension with its galleries and garden café opens onto the park behind , serving fresh, seasonal lunches, delicious cakes and fairly traded coffee and tea. With everything from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough and from fine embroideries to exquisite silver there is lots to enjoy and explore. An exciting programme of events and changing exhibitions means there will always be something new to discover.


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