Whats on at Nature in Art

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral @ Nature in Art
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

Curated by Gallery Pangolin, this show is part of our anniversary celebrations – sculptures, prints and drawings by a host of well known artists including Jon Buck, Lynn Chadwick, Terence Coventry, Antony Gormley, Peter Randall-Page and Geoffrey Dashwood. All inspired by the wonders of the natural world.

Cactus Cat by Jon Buck

Lifeline @ NATURE IN ART
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm

** We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the exhibition will not be available until 15th August. However, Julie Askew will be pleased to talk to visitors on 14th August. **  Discover the Empty Quarters of Oman, the Bedouin people and its endangered wildlife. An expedition team headed by Lifeline artist Julie Askew tell an Arabian tale. See the LIFELINE paintings in the UK for the first time and enjoy the LIFELINE Schools from around the world. See Julie Askew at work every day. On show in the Wallsworth Centre.

Painting Fur & Feather – Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

From the velvet softness of a mole, to the fluff of a squirrel’s tail. The straggle of ostrich feathers to the sleek, streamlined plumage of a penguin. Animals and birds show a vast array of fur and feather types. In this course we will begin by discovering how to depict various fur and feather textures, using a range of brushes and mark-making. We will then progress to paintings of animals and birds, choosing the most suitable techniques for each of their coat or plumage textures. A great opportunity to revel in the enjoyment of painting fur and feather textures and detail. Acrylics and acrylic inks are ideal for this course, but oils, watercolours or pastels would also be suitable.

Garner 1

Making Memories @ NATURE IN ART
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

On show in our Wallsworth Centre: Alzheimer’s Society Gloucestershire Art Group celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year. This display is by members of the group who are both people living with dementia and their carers. Art is relaxing, expressive and improves concentration. A variety of mediums are practiced by the group including pottery.

Origami – The Japanese Art of Paper-folding: Making Pictures, Cards & Gifts – Tony O’Hare @ Nature in Art
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Origami is the Japanese art of paper-folding, and this course is suitable for absolute beginners through to improvers. Tony will introduce students to, and explore with them, a range of basic and more involved origami techniques, styles and paper types and their application to the art. This is Tony’s second full day course at NIA, and this year it will focus on using origami in practical ways, such as making natural scenes, gift cards, jewelry, decorations and multi-piece or modular origami, all with a nature theme. Tony has a particular interest in “upcycling” paper products such as tourist leaflets, flyers, post cards etc, and these materials will be used whenever possible and appropriate during the day. Expect a hands-on and fun course and leave with a boxful of paper creations involving animals, birds, fish, flowers, abstract and geometric forms and more. See Tony’s website www.smiley-origami.me.uk for more information.


Lace and Nature @ Nature in Art
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

A fascinating display of both old and contemporary lace from The Lace Guild Museum. Nature in all it’s forms was widely used in lace designs from the early 1600’s. Some lace types enable very naturalistic representations, but a variety of interpretations of flowers, leaves, birds and insects all appear.

Animal, Vegetable Mineral – Celebration Evening @ Nature in Art
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to view our current exhibition curated by Gallery Pangolin; Animal, Vegetable, Mineral and meet some of the exhibiting artists too.


Curated by Gallery Pangolin to mark Nature in Art’s 30th Anniversary. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a unique selection of work by some of the UK’s best known sculptors. Featuring three-dimensional works in a variety of media as well as unique drawings and limited edition prints, all inspired by the countless wonders of the natural world.

Exhibiting Artists:

Bruce Beasley

Nick Bibby

Jon Buck

Lynn Chadwick

Michael Cooper

Terence Coventry

Geoffrey Dashwood

Steve Dilworth

Abigail Fallis

Sue Freeborough

Antony Gormley

Jonathan Kingdon

Bryan Kneale

Bryony Marshall

Charlotte Mayer

Simon Noble

Eilis O’Connell

Peter Randall-Page

Steve Russell

Almuth Tebbenhoff

Deborah van der Beek


Exploring Drawing – Nik Pollard @ Nature in Art
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drawing is a fantastic way of exploring the world around us.

This one day workshop is designed to be fun it will invigorate, excite and challenge.  The morning session will be a series of short exercises exploring drawing. Participants will develop ways of seeing, interpreting and making. The afternoon session will be made up of longer exercises where participants will be able to develop their drawing skills further with the aid of one to one tuition.

This workshop is open to all who want to draw!

Nik pollard

Fosseway Artists @ NATURE IN ART
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Fosseway Artists promote practising artists working in the Cotswolds. This display (their 99th exhibition) includes pastels, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pen and wash, pencil, printmaking and more. Meet members each day. On display in our Wallsworth Centre.

How to Draw a Baby Rhino in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

On this 2-day course you will learn all about working with graphite pencil from   experienced artist Jamie Boots.

Graphite pencil can be used to produce so much more than just a sketch.

Jamie will show participants that. whether or not you are using a pencil that is blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard, or using a variety of tones, the realistic texture of skin, fur and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.