Teresa Forrest Art Exhibition to take place at Stratton Village
September 5, 2019

We would like to extend a complimentary invitation to ALL of your members in the Gloucestershire area to an exciting new art exhibtion VIP launch event in Cirencester on 27th September from 4pm – invitation and press release attached with all of the details.

The exhibition is going to be held in Aura Care Living’s Stratton Village – a super high-end luxury retirement village and care home – the entire development is exceptional – probably the best in the UK.

The artist, Teresa Forrest, is a resident in Stratton Village. Her life story is truly fascinating and her artworks have been hung in the Royal Academy twice. This exhibition will showcase Teresa’s incredible embroidery artworks – she specialises in townscapes done with exquisitely detailed embroidery.

Tragically Teresa’s daughter was killed some years ago now. Any donations given or profit from the auction of one of her pieces, will go to the scholarship fund at Blackheath High School in London, setup by Teresa and her husband Jack in memory of their late daughter.

At the event, guests will be given complimentary refreshments and will be able to enjoy a vibrant fun social event, where they can meet new aquaintances, in the glorious surroundings Stratton Village ( https://www.auracareliving.com/ ).

We hope that this event will have huge appeal to your members from the WI and we look forward to welcoming them very much on the evening.

Friday 27 th September will see the VIP and Press Launch evening of a brand-new exhibition of exquisite embroidery art by Royal Academy artist Teresa Forrest, who is now a resident in Stratton Village. Teresa’s embroidery of Sydney Brickworks was hung in the Royal Academy in 2012, and in the late 1970’s another of her works of art was on display.

Teresa’s embroidery reflects her architectural background with her pieces showing buildings and structure in fine detail. One example of her work includes a depiction of one of Cirencester’s famous streets, Cecily Hill, which can now be seen hanging in Stratton Village’s Kensington Restaurant. “As soon as I saw Teresa’s work, I wanted the Cirencester Cecily Hill needlepoint,” said Aura Care director Peter Lloyd.

“We are looking forward to showing off her work and as well as some from her sister, Edwina Cross, who has done some paintings that will be for sale alongside the exhibition.” A skyline scene called ‘Oxford at Dawn’ will be for sale via silent auction during the exhibition; and any donations given with the profit from the auction will go to the scholarship fund at Blackheath High School in London, setup by Teresa and her husband Jack in memory of their late daughter.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 28th September to 6th October from 10am–4pm – entry is free.

Click here to download the flyer

Press are invited to the VIP; Press Launch on Friday 27 th September from 4.30pm. To register for a place, please RSVP by email to jo@thecotswoldprcompany.com.