What’s On

Mar
29
Mon
The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) Annual Exhibition
Mar 29 – Jun 6 all-day

       

THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THIS EXHIBITION

We are delighted to welcome back TWASI with their annual exhibition made up of work by both full time and part time artists and makers. Come and enjoy over 300 exhibits inspired by wildlife and wild places. With their usual variety of media and styles, there will be a broad range of work embracing paintings, drawings, miniatures, sculptures, original prints, photography and digital media. Artists will be demonstrating each day. Almost all the original works will be for sale together with prints, greetings cards and other consumer items. Each year the Society donates a proportion of its sales proceeds to charity. This year their chosen charity is Explorers against Extinction. www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk. (See also Wallsworth Evenings.)

 

May
29
Sat
Explorers against Extinction – ONLINE ILLUSTRATED TALK
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

This talk will be delivered online. If you would like to attend, please use the link below to book. You will be sent your login details by email. We look forward to welcoming you.

An illustrated talk by Robert Ferguson

This talk coincides with the annual selling exhibition of The Wildlife Art Society. This year part of the proceeds from the exhibition will be given to the charity Explorers against Extinction. Robert is one of their trustees and runs their Sketch For Survival campaign. He has spent his career working in travel and conservation starting as a mountain guide in the Himalayas. He has trekked across Borneo, traveled the ancient Silk Road and acted in Bollywood. He is a Fellow of the RGS and a Member of the Explorers Club in New York. He has spoken at both venues and is a published travel writer with Bradt Guides. Come and hear about this innovative charity that promotes the conservation of rare and endangered species and their environments and helps local communities impacted by their proximity to benefit from their protection. Their current focus is ’21 for 21’, a campaign championing the work of 21 conservation projects across the globe, 6 of which are in Africa where Robert has visited many times.

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Jun
17
Thu
Alfred and Louise Powell: Decorating Wedgwood pottery in the Cotswolds ONLINE ILLUSTRATED TALK
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This talk will be delivered online. If you would like to attend, please use the link below to book. You will be sent your login details by email. We look forward to welcoming you.

Alfred and Louise Powell: Decorating Wedgwood pottery in the Cotswolds

An illustrated online talk by Mary Greensted.

Mary Greensted MPhil, AMA, was decorative arts curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. She is now a writer and freelance lecturer.

This talk complements some of ceramics in Nature in Art’s collections and has Gloucestershire associations. The Arts and Crafts Movement designers in Britain characteristically tried their hand at numerous crafts before finding the one closest to their hearts. The husband-and-wife team Alfred and Louise Powell were no exception to this. Alfred trained as an architect before his involvement with the crafts while Louse worked at calligraphy, illuminating and embroidery. Their main contribution however was as decorators of pottery for Josiah Wedgwood & Sons producing stunning pieces and leading to a revival of the hand-painted wares at Stoke on Trent.

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