Whats on at Nature in Art

Mandy Shepherd talk
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 Mandy has been a professional wildlife artist for over 30 years and is the daughter of David Shepherd. This evening is a rare opportunity to hear personal anecdotes and tales about David and his art, her own early life and influences from her father all interwoven with her own story. Supported by film, this will be an evening to celebrate David’s amazing life and legacy, expressed partly through Mandy’s own endeavours.

Mandy also is well known for her portraiture and military work. After her degree, she travelled to Africa to work in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa which culminated in her first exhibition in Zimbabwe in 1980.

Proceeds to be shared with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Galleries open 7pm – 8pm to view David Shepherd originals and have snacks. Talk starts 8pm. PLEASE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE

Love Letters
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

A great way to spend a summer evening …. join us for a performance of AR Gurney’s play ‘Love letters’, with Two’s Company (John Horton and Pauline Beale). ALL PROCEEDS FOR DAVID SHEPHERD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION. Click here for more information.

A special Gary Hodges evening with BBC TV’s James Lewis @ Nature in Art
Jul 21 @ 6:15 pm

A very special evening to view over 40 specially embellished prints by Gary Hodges in the company of the artist and friends, with over ten being available to purchase by auction on the night. 100% of the proceeds will be split between some of Gary’s favourite charities – Animals Asia, Born Free, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, EIA & Nature in Art. Other pictures will be available to bid on through an online auction, also in aid of the charities. A really enjoyable evening to celebrate the work of a renowned artist and the strategic work of some of the most effective conservation and art charities. Not to be missed!

Every ticket holder will be entered into a prize draw with the first prize being an embellished print pluss four other prizes.


Doors open at 6.15pm

Wine / soft drinks and finger food included


Open Air Performance of The Three Musketeers – IK Productions @ Nature in Art
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

Join D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they travel the length and breadth of France saving the day, rescuing people in distress and generally being heroes. Follow D’Artagnan in his quest to join the Musketeers in this hilarious comedy adaptation which takes the audience on a whistle-stop tour around France, and still has time for a quick trip across the Channel. With physical comedy, fast-paced action and quick wit, IKP’s version of The Three Musketeers promises to entertain all ages.

Following their recent successes with Three Men in a Boat, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, IKP are bringing their unique brand to another classic novel. Expect swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in the fast, funny, family-friendly adaptation of the French favourite – Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.

This production is designed to be performed in the open-air and will continue in all safe weathers. Bring a picnic and something to sit on.

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


Unnatural Selection: Evolution at the Hand of Man @ Nature in Art
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Katrina van Grouw

When Charles Darwin contemplated how best to introduce his controversial new theory of evolution to the general public, he chose to compare it with the selective breeding of domesticated animals. In her new book, Unnatural Selection, marking the 150th anniversary year of Darwin’s great work on domesticated animals Variation under Domestication, author and illustrator Katrina van Grouw explains why this analogy was more appropriate than even Darwin had realised. Artificial selection is, in fact, more than just an analogy for natural selection – it’s the perfect example of evolution in action. A fascinating evening for all.
Katrina has work in the Nature in Art collection and has had a solo exhibition of her work at Wallsworth Hall. She inhabits that no-man’s land slap bang between art and science. She holds degrees in fine art and natural history illustration, and is a former curator of ornithological collections at a major national museum. She’s a self-taught scientist with a passion for evolutionary biology and its history. After a long and varied career on both sides of the art/science divide she now devotes her time exclusively to her books. See her as artist in residence September 25th – 30th. 

Christmas Celebration @ Nature in Art
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a Christmas celebration with an evening of festive music, readings and carols with the Gloucester and District Christian Choir. Mince pies and mulled wine included in the buffet. An evening not to be missed with an enthusiastic group of local community singers under their Musical Director, Pamela Dewick.