THE WORK of an artist who studied alongside David Hockney at the Royal College of Art is going on display at the Museum in the Park.

Art by John Furnival, who lives with his textile artist wife Astrid in Nailsworth and Woodchester and is best known as a ‘visual poet’ with work in the Tate, will be on show from Saturday, May 26 to Sunday, June 24.

The exhibition - called Lost for Words - will focus on John's work from over fifty years, including his collaborations with Astrid that resulted in her producing many text-based knitted garments using natural dyes.

Curated by Bernard Moxham and accompanied by a publication with essay by Stephen Bann, the programme includes tours of the exhibition and workshops, such as 'Knitting with Words and Letters' on June 16 and 'Natural Plant Dye' on June 2 - 3.

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