What’s On

Apr
30
Tue
Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? @ Nature in Art
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come on a journey with David as he explores the questions: Why do so many people like art? Why isn’t all art beautiful? What is the basis of beauty in nature? Is there a link between visual art, music, geometry and maths? Is beauty like truth, there for anyone to see? An inspiring and thought provoking evening.

Doors open 7.00pm to view the galleries. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

Tickets: £8

Please book your tickets in advance: 01452 731422

May
23
Thu
Migrations @ Nature in Art
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Migrations – A Field Study in Adversity: an illustrated talk byDerekRobertson   £8 including finger buffet and access to galleries

Derek Robertson has been a professional artist for over 30 years and his paintings have won multiple national and international awards. He is also an enthusiastic amateur naturalist and bird ringer and has had papers published in many scientific journals. Derek will be talking about his most recent project ‘Migrations’ which ties together human rights issues of refugee crises and climate change through the imagery of migratory birds and their role as environmental indicators. Derek travelled and sketched through the UK, Europe and the Middle East drawing together imagery of birds and people as they negotiated borders, refugee camps and points of transit. An evening for all.

Migrations is on show at May 21st – June 23rd

Jun
1
Sat
Heart&Soul Choir @ Nature in Art
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

Heart&Soul CommunityChoir      £6 including light snacks and access to museum and Wildlife Art Society exhibition

Under the inspirational leadership of Hilary Davies, Heart&Soul Community Choir will be lifting our spirits with a varied repertoire covering traditional and contemporary folk songs from the British Isles, South Africa, Bukino Faso and New Zealand (plus other gems).  The emphasis is on the sheer joy and diversity of singing! Part proceeds in aid of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. An evening not to be missed!

Jun
26
Wed
Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly @ Nature in Art
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk byCharlesDewhurst      £8 including finger buffet and access to all the galleries

Some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies are the swallowtails and birdwings,  includes our own very localised British Swallowtail. Possibly the most beautiful, and certainly the largest in the world is The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Butterfly  (Ornithoptera alexandrae), where females may have a 30cm wingspan. It is classed as Endangered by CITES and has a very restricted habitat. Examples are traded illegally for huge sums of money. Charles has lived and worked as a scientist in New Guinea, where the Queen Alexandra butterfly is found, and talks as both an expert and enthusiast for this amazing creature.  An evening of natural history and conservation. Do come!