Nature in Art

Nature in Art
Wallsworth Hall
A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9PA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@nature-in-art.org.uk

Education Dept

education@nature-in-art.org.uk

Gift Shop

shop@nature-in-art.org.uk

Marketing

marketing@nature-in-art.org.uk

Collections Enquiries

keeper@nature-in-art.org.uk

Director

director@nature-in-art.org.uk

Telephone

Main Line

01452 731422

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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The museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature from around the world. The collection spans 1500 years, from 60 countries by 600 artists and craftspeople. From traditional painting to contemporary sculpture and abstracts, ethnic art and oriental treasures, there's something for everyone all housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from around 1750. There's a coffee shop, gift shop and sculpture garden with a children's play area, free parking and disabled access.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Environmental or ecological centre, Artist studio or collective, Historic house or home

Opening hours

All Year Round
Tues-Sun 1000-1700 & Bank Holidays

Closed: Mon (excluding bank holidays)
Dec 24,25,26

Admission charges

Adult: £5.25
Children 8-16: £4.75
OAP: £4.75
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £15.00
Friends: Free
Children under 8: Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Bronze pheasant

Geoffrey Dashwood Sculptures

  • 22 July — 7 September 2014 *on now

An exciting display of bronze bird scupltures, large and small by the renowned Geoffrey Dashwood. Dashwood's bird sculptures can be placed within the genre of wildlife art, yet have transcended the subject matter and his renowned bronzes are firmly established in the wider field of contemporary art.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

bird in stitch

WILD

  • 12 — 31 August 2014 *on now

Latest work by eight textile artists from Group Purple inspired by the wild environment. See a varied representation and responses to nature, showing innoative ideas and techniques using mixed media, paint and stitch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

Heritage Open Days 2014: Nature in Art

  • 11 — 12 September 2014

Nature in Art is the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. The collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from the mid-18th Century. There is a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, supported by an unrivalled programme of artists in residence. Includes Sculpture Garden.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/nature-in-art1

An avocet bird in wood

Fosseway Artists

  • 16 — 28 September 2014

A diverse show which demonstrates the creative inspiration that this well established group has drawn from the natural world. Founded in 1965, this is Fosseway Artists' first exhibition at Nature in Art.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

Iguana in ceramic

Reptile to Reef

  • 16 September — 12 October 2014

A retrospective shwo of ceramic scupltures by Jill mOger, including new works to coincide with the launch of a new book about her work. A unique opportunity to see work by an multi-award winning maker and artist.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards

  • 23 September — 16 November 2014

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

White bird on a red background

Pathways Explored

  • 7 — 26 October 2014

An exciting exhibition by Rubicon Textile Artists inspired by their personal response to the natural environment, exploring the potential of print, collage, paint and stitch on their creative journeys.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 adults, £4.75 concessions (over 60s ,under 16s), £15 family, under 8s free

tapestry of fields and village

Wissa Wassef Tapestries

  • 18 November — 21 December 2014

Amazing cotton and wool weavings by artisans at the world renowned Ramses Wissa Wassef Arts Centre in Giza, Egypt who produce extraordinary works admired and collected internationally.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
People working at silk painting workshop

Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)

  • 30 January — 31 December 2014 *on now

8th & 9th Feb - Harriet St Leger, Enamelling
15th & 16th Mar - Jonathan Korejko, Paper making
23rd Mar - Nik Pollard SWLA, Mono printing
29th & 30th Mar - Kate Clift, Letterpress printing
5th & 6th Apr - Jessica Wetherly, Exploring sculpture
12th & 13th Apr - Elaine Jones, Encaustic art
26th & 27th Apr - Liz Robertson, Textile/mixed media
3rd & 4th May - Sharron Foley, Fused glass
10th & 11th May - Jonathan Newey, Watercolour
17th & 18th May - Michael Leech and Meriel Lland, Photography
14th & 15th Jun - Jackie Cox, Pastels
21st & 22nd Jun - Karen Coulson, Colour pencils
28th & 29th Jun - Ian Coleman, Acrylics
5th & 6th Jul - Valerie Briggs, Watercolours
12th & 13th Jul - Bridget McDonald, Large scale charcoal drawings
19th & 20th Jul - Kirsten Hill-Nixon, Felting
26th & 27th Jul - Richard Box, Collage and stitch
9th & 10th Aug - Anna Mason, Botanical watercolour master class
31st Aug - Tony Marriot, Caricatures
2nd Sept - Takumasa Ono, Japanese brushwork
2nd Sept - Mari Ono, Origami
18th & 19th Oct - Jackie Garner, Drawing for beginners
25th & 26th Oct - Marilyn Hughes, Botanical illustration
8th & 9th Nov - Robert Cox, Wood carving
10th & 11th Nov - Peter Partington, Drawing wildlife
15th & 16th Nov - Marion Kardasz, Silk painting
22nd & 23rd Nov - Julia Jowett, Embroidered wire bird cages
29th & 30th Nov - Carole Bury, Paper textiles and drawings
1st, 2nd & 3rd Dec - Shelly Perkins, Photoshop
6th & 7th Dec - Jilly Cobbe, Monoprinting
13th & 14th Dec - Celia Smith, Wire sculpture

Please visit www.nature-in-art.org.uk/courses.html to see the full colour art brochure and to download a booking form.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

1 day course: £55 non members, £45 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £110 non members, £90 members of Nature in Art
3 day course: £165 non members, £135 members of Nature in Art

Blue print outlining a horse

Dare to Dabble

  • 12 September 2014 10:30am-1pm
  • 15 October 2014 10:30-1am
  • 13 November 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 19 December 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Ever fancied yourself as a starving artist? Well here’s your chance to Dare to Dabble!
Designed completely around the absolute beginner, or those who just fancy a dabble, these sessions provide an opportunity to try out new art techniques and mediums.
Inspiration, materials, guidance and fun are all provided, and as all tasks should, we’ll begin with a brew!

All sessions begin with a brew in the Education Centre and either run from 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm.

Friday 13th June 10.30am – Pen and Ink Illustrations; Visit our current exhibition ‘Extinct Boids’ before coming to create your own beautiful Pen and Ink Illustrations. Drawing skills not necessary!


Friday 13th June 2pm – Paper Making; Using recycled paper, seedlings, petals, leaves and other findings from the grounds of Nature in Art, you will have the opportunity to create your very own handmade papers. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!


Wednesday 16th July 10.30am - Sculpting Birds; Come and try your hand at wire and clay sculpture. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!


Wednesday 16th July 2pm - Mosaics; To get us into the swing we will begin by exploring mosaic techniques using an empty cereal box and some glue - inspired by Elizabeth Grey. You will then have great fun making your very own mosaic art using grout and mosaic stones…remember your cereal box!


Friday 12th September 10.30am - Surface Embellishment; Using different textures, materials and stitch to embellish the surface of an image. A selection of patterns and materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring an image of your own (painting, magazine cutting, photo etc) to embellish once you have mastered the art of combining these stunning techniques!


Wednesday 15th October 10.30am - Soft Pastels; If you have ever wondered how to use pastels then this is the workshop for you. Learn some basic techniques and then have a go for yourself. You will even be introduced to pencil pastels and specialist papers.


Thursday 13th November 10.30am- Block Printing; This printing method uses a pencil to make marks on the printing surface. It is a fantastic printing method which is easy to use whilst keeping the beauty of other printing techniques. A brilliant opportunity to produce your Christmas cards (if you wish!) and give them that personal touch!


Thursday 13th November 2pm - Block Printing; This printing method uses a pencil to make marks on the printing surface. It is a fantastic printing method which is easy to use whilst keeping the beauty of other printing techniques. A brilliant opportunity to produce your Christmas cards (if you wish!) and give them that personal touch!


Friday 19th December 10.30am - Christmas Wreath; Using festive nature from our very own grounds, wire and a special type of resin to give that stained glass look, you will create a stunning Christmas flower wreath that will last all season!


Friday 19th December 2pm - Christmas Wreath; Using festive nature from our very own grounds, wire and a special type of resin to give that stained glass look, you will create a stunning Christmas flower wreath that will last all season!


All Dare to Dabble sessions are bookable, please visit our education website: discoveryzone.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10

Batik work of flower and butterfly

Summer Art Activities for Children

  • 23 July — 29 August 2014 *on now

A huge array of different art activities to take part in this summer at Nature in Art. Please see the full list below:

Wednesday 23rd July
10.30-12pm Decorate a secret keepsake book (3-7yrs),
1.00-2.30pm Make a miniature scrapbook (3+)
3.00-4.30pm Make a concertina scrapbook (8-18yrs)
Thursday 24th July
10.30-12pm Decorate a fabric pencil case (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Design your own apron (3+)
3-4.30pm Design a fabric shoulder purse (8-18yrs)
Friday 25th July
10.30-12pm Butterfly Mask (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Inspired by Jill Confavreux (3+)
3-4.30pm Acrylics, What’s it All About? (8-18yrs)


Tuesday 29th July
10.30-12pm Make an animal mask (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Lion Helmet Mask (3+)
3-4.30pm Mask Your Own Face (8-18yrs)
Wednesday 30th July
10.30-12pm Pond Dipping & Bubble Pictures (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Pond Dipping & Pen and Ink Alfresco (3+)
3-4.30pm Pond Dipping & Tin Can Insects (8-18yrs)
Thursday 31st July
10.30-12pm Decorate your Own Clock (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm CD Clock (5+)
3-4.30pm Design Your Own Clock (8-18yrs)
Friday 1st August
10.30-12pm Sea Horse Mobile (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Fish Cushion (5+)
3-4.30pm 3D Fish Tank (8-18yrs)


Tuesday 5th August
10.30-12pm Hand Painting (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Finger Print Animals (5+)
3-4.30pm Create Your Own Storyboard (8-18yrs)
Wednesday 6th August
10.30-12pm Mythical Creatures in Pen & Ink (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Mini Beast Master Piece (3+)
3-4.30pm Botanical Studies in the Garden (8-18yrs)
Thursday 7th August
10.30-12pm Shell Collage (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Shell Collage (3+)
3-4.30pm Shell Collage (8-18yrs)
Friday 8th August
10.30-12pm Paper Tissue Flowers (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Flower Power Key Ring (3+)
3-4.30pm Scrappy Fabric Flowers (8-18yrs)


Tuesday 12th August
10.30-12pm Impressions in Clay (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Decorative Clay Mask (3+)
3-4.30pm Sculpting Birds (Wire & Clay) (8-18yrs)
Wednesday 13th August
10.30-12pm Japanese Paper Fold (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Pointillism (5+)
3-4.30pm Silk Painting (8-18yrs)
Thursday 14th August
10.30-12pm Paper Weaving (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Wool Weaving (5+)
3-4.30pm Wool Weaving Picture (8-18yrs)
Friday 15th August
10.30-12pm Design Your Own Binoculars (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Bug Cushion Sewing (5+)
3-4.30pm Glittery Wire Bugs (8-18yrs)


Tuesday 19th August
10.30-12pm Flower Pompom Broach (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Pompom Pal (3+)
3-4.30pm Teasel Mouse Pin Cushion (8-18yrs)
Wednesday 20th August
10.30-12pm Paint a Flower Pot (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Paint a Flower Pot (3+)
3-4.30pm Paint a Flower Pot (8-18yrs)
Thursday 21th August
10.30-12pm 3D Sunflowers (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Paper Owl (3+)
3-4.30pm Quills & Coils (8-18yrs)
Friday 22nd August
10.30-12pm Animal Masks (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Sew Your Own Owl Bean Bag (3+)
3-4.30pm Bird Magnet (8-18yrs)


Tuesday 26th August
10.30-12pm Blow Painting (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Inspired by Jackson Pollock (5+)
3-4.30pm Painting With a Difference (8-18yrs)
Wednesday 27th August
10.30-12pm Go Large! (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Go Large! (5+)
3-4.30pm Go Large! (8-18yrs)
Thursday 28th August
10.30-12pm Balloon Printing (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Leafy Cartoon Animals (5+)
3-4.30pm Illustration (8-18yrs)
Friday 29th August
10.30-12pm Funky Felt Snake Hand Puppet (3-7yrs)
1-2.30pm Sew! Jungle Hand Puppet (5+)
3-4.30pm Theatrical Hand Puppet (8-18yrs)


All activities listed above take place in our Education Centre and have the guidance of our Education Officer. All activities are bookable, via our education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Especially for children

Admission

£6, includes free entry for an accompanying adult

Girl holding a meerkat

Family Fun Day - Birds of Prey

  • 30 August 2014 10am-5pm

A fun packed family day full of activities themed around birds of prey, featuring owls and hawks! Access to all the family fun day activities costs only £1 per person, under 3s free.

The day will feature Walk with Hawks, who will be with us throughout the day and will be bringing with them a selection of birds of prey for you to see up close. You will be able to learn more about them by attending the short talk at 2pm.

Other free activities available on the day will include:
Make a Marionette Bird Puppet Family Activity, drop in sessions from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Bird Spotting Trail, a trail to explore outside and see if you can spot our resident garden birds
Construct your own Bird Glider upon arrival
There will also be a selection of handling items and a birds of prey artwork display to look around.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£1.00 per person for this day, children under 3 free. Additional charge to view the museum galleries.

Craft stall displays in gallery at Nature in Art

Annual Gift and Craft Fair

  • 1 — 2 November 2014 10am-5pm

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair returns this autumn for more family fun and the chance to buy early Christmas presents at an array of stalls.

Offering more than 30 stalls overflowing with handcrafted wares direct from the makers, visitors can browse beautiful stained glass; there is set to be a selection of woodturning crafts on offer; not to mention sparkling jewels; leatherwork; ceramics and an array of textile wares.

This year will feature many new and unseen stalls so definately worth a visit!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Nature In Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

Admission

Adults £2
Children Free
Friends of the Museum Free

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

School Workshops

School visits available with a range of workshops to choose from. Schools take part in three activities - a museum visit plus two practical activities. With activities ranging from painting to batik and pond dipping to net sweeping there are plenty of activities to suit your chosen topic. (Maximum size 90 children, usual day 10.00 - 2.30, £4 per child adults free)

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