The Labours of the Months on the allotment- January to June
Stained glass windows by Rachel Mulligan
Photograph by Giles Pattison

 

These twelve panels are based on the medieval theme of the Labours of the Months. Inspired by Rachel’s allotment in George Road, Farncombe, which she shares with three friends, the panels tell the story of a year on the “lottie”. They reflect the social side of gardening, as well as the hard work and bountiful produce. 

Although the scenes they record are modern, the panels have a medieval feel, with quirky figures and detailed depiction of seasonal tasks.

Surrey Artist of the Year 2014, Rachel Mulligan lives and works in Farncombe.

 

The roundels show modern garden birds

 

Sparrows

Bluetits

Blackbird

Swallows

 
Photographs by Giles Pattison
 
 
These windows were purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, Mike and Kathy Smyth, and Councilor Peter Martin’s Community Fund.  The Museum is also grateful for many generous private donations and to all who helped with fundraising - from plant and jam sales, to talks and events. 

 

 

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