The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.
To find out more about the competition visit the BWPA website: here
‘I am now developing a life long interest in wood sculpture embracing the study of form inspired by nature. Calling on design skills and a lifetime of experience in the use of traditional carving tools, I take my inspiration from the natural world, especially the unique and unusual world of plants and flowers. My work has taken me on an evolving journey, taking in beautifully carved wood sculpture for public and private collections, large public works and traditionally carved signage.’
Wallsworth Art Group
Join the art group for a private view of the latest British Wildlife Photogrpahy Awards, which is on show at the museum until November 13th. The group will have the chance to discuss amongst themselves their opinions on the winners and highly commended images.
This a lovely chance to see up close what is fast becoming the most popular photography exhibition for visitors.
Gareth Watling started his artistic career in graphic design and freelance illustration, but he now dedicates his time to establishing himself as an artist portraying British Birds.
Ros Wise is based in Gloucestershire and began to paint seriously in 1980. ‘My main inspiration is the Natural World. I began by studying single plants and flower heads in detail and traced their change and evolution through the seasonal year. At the moment I am painting less botanically and painting plants where they naturally grow whether in gardens or wild spaces.’
To complement our CROWD exhibition (opening October 4th), come and look afresh at some of the objects included in that exhibition and other favourities in the Nature in Art collection. Personal thoughts and stories behind the items. An illustrated talk for everyone by Simon Trapnell.
Cost includes finger buffet
Join the art group as they hear charcoal and charcoal pencil artist Stephen Walton tell us the story behind his recently published and highly acclaimed book.
Stephen Walton is artist in residence from October 4th-9th. Find out more about Stephen, here.
Chosen, Revered Objects Which Delight, all selected from the Nature in Art collection and chosen by popular vote by members of the public. A variety of items that highlight the diversity of art inspired by nature.
CLICK HERE to see the selection and to make your vote! Voting closes 25th September.
Stephen Walton is a self taught, award winning artist who specialises in using charcoal and charcoal pencils.
‘My artwork developed alongside my love of taking photographs, which resulted in my very particular style and method; when I am out and about I take photographs and when I am at home I draw from them.’