What’s On

Mar
20
Wed
Jill Moger SWLA @ Nature in Art
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

See and hear about Jill Moger‘s amazing  6 foot high sculpture of a hydrothermal vent (sometimes called a ‘sea chimney’) which recently won the top award at the Society for Wildlife Artists exhibition in London.

Doors open 6.45pm. 7pm start.

£EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A FREE EVENT, IF YOU CAN TELL US YOU INTEND TO COME IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL – 01452 731422

Mar
28
Thu
The Last Resort of Yesterday in the World of Tomorrow @ Nature in Art
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

 An illustrated talk by Simon and Carol Trapnell
Come and get a fascinating glimpse of three Middle East countries – Jordan, Yemen and Oman. Personal stories of travels in Arab nations steeped in history and rich in culture. From spectacular landscapes to ancient ruins, the world’s first skyscrapers to the lowest place on earth, fascinating traditions to decorative arts, there is much to amaze you on this journey in three of the world’s most water scarce countries.
Doors open 7.00pm to view galleries. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE – call 01452 731422

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!

Aug
9
Fri
The Sword in the Stone – Outdoor theatre performance by IK Productions @ Nature in Art
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Whosoever pulls this sword from the stone is the rightful King of England”

 
Wizards, Magic Swords, Knights in Shining Armour, and the Throne of England. There are fights to be fought, Knights to be knighted, and quests to be… quested. See for yourself exactly how Arthur became the most renowned King of England in this madcap, hilarious retelling of the legendary English story of The Sword in the Stone.

Following their phenomenal response from last year’s The Three Musketeers, IKP are back with another unique, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of a classic story. Excellent fun for all ages – with slapstick, physical humour, fast-paced multi-rolling, and a smattering of playful innuendo for the grown-ups, IKP’s The Sword in the Stone is an unmissable Outdoor Theatre treat this Summer.

Picnics welcome. There is no seating provided, so please bring something to sit on. This production is designed to be performed in the open-air and will continue in all safe weathers.

Grounds open 7pm. Play starts 8pm

Sep
25
Wed
Norman Thelwell: An Illustrated Talk by Tim Craven @ Nature in Art
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Norman Thelwell: Celebrated cartoonist and artist

An illustrated talk by Tim Craven

Tim Craven is an artist, former Curator at Southampton City Art Gallery and well known to Nature in Art. This talk traces the life, passions and artistic development of  Norman Thelwell from his early years and formative wartime experiences to his subsequent rise to become one of the nation’s best known and loved cartoonists of his era. His works were full of beautifully observed detail and mainly of rural subjects,  including country and leisure pursuits, sport, house sales and renovation, stately homes, gardening and sailing. Thelwell also was an early and passionate campaigner for the environment and a master of watercolour landscapes. A fascinating evening for all.

£8 including finger buffet

Doors open 7pm to view galleries. 7.30pm buffet. 8.10pm talk

TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE PLEASE

Wallsworth Evenings are held every month.

Oct
8
Tue
Nature’s Code – Preview Evening and Panel Discussion @ Nature in Art
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Preview Evening and Panel Discussion on the Fibonacci sequence by leading experts in different fields of interest.

Join us for the preview evening of Nature’s Code including a fascinating discussion surrounding the Fibonacci sequence. Alongside the exhibition, this panel discussion between experts from the fields of mathematics, music and art will dicuss and debate the sequence and how it relates to and intertwines these wide ranging subjects.

Doors open 7pm to view the Nature’s Code exhibtion and other galleries. Talk starts at 8.00pm

This event is FREE to attend but we would appreciate it if you could please let us know in advance if you would like to come – 01452 731422

Oct
17
Thu
Painting the Past
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An illustrated talk by Jackie Garner
Jackie Garner takes us back to the times of the ancients, with images from her latest trip to Egypt. Take a glimpse into the tombs and temples and discover the variety of art styles that adorned the resting places from the workers to the wealthy. What links a 3500 year old tomb painting to a modern pop song? How do we know that Sennefer was a wine buff? Find out during this captivating talk. Jackie was our Education Officer at Nature in Art and is now an established and popular artist, speaker, tutor, guide and author. Her paintings have been shown on BBC television and are held in collections as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Trinidad, Australia and the USA.