The best artists and art galleries in Gloucestershire. Including those in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Cotswolds. On this page we share details of creative arts exhibitions.
Gloucestershire Art Gallery Guide
If you are looking to visit an art gallery in Gloucestershire, then we hope you find our list informative. Art comes in many styles and forms, and Gloucestershire has it all, including exhibitions. These commonly take place in Gloucester, Cheltenham, The Cotswolds and also in the Forest of Dean.
Gardens Gallery Cheltenham
In Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham is the Gardens Gallery. The Gardens Gallery provide versatile exhibition space for Gloucestershire artists in the lovely Montpellier Gardens. Garden Gallery is typically open most days. It has a very diverse selection of events throughout the year. In 2019 they did 41.
The Gardens Gallery is within the Proscenium Building, which opened in 1900. They built the Proscenium building to complement the bandstand that had provided musical performances since 1864. Historically, The Proscenium was a venue for vocal concerts and other cultural events.
Mariana Art Gallery St. Briavels
The Mariana collection includes original paintings, prints, ceramics, bespoke greetings cards and unusual gifts at their home near St Briavels Castle. The collection also includes breakfast ware and silver jewellery. All the gallery’s artworks are from local artists and craftspeople within the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. More info…
Nature in Art, Museum & Art Galley in Twigworth
Nature in Art Museum is a unique art experience where nature inspires all the art here. The gallery is also the UK’s only art gallery & museum you can visit dedicated to art inspired by nature. Nature in Art in Twigworth host exhibitions, art courses, artists in residence and much more. This is a great place to visit both for the art, the architecture and also the beautiful countryside.
Within a Georgian mansion, just outside Gloucester, is the museum and gallery. This museum and art gallery features fine, decorative, and also applied art inspired by nature. Their collection includes artwork from over 60 countries and cultures by over 600 artists. In addition, the museum organises special exhibitions, art courses and activities for children.
The Museum and Gallery call Wallsworth Hall a Georgian mansion in Twigworth home. The building dates back to 1740 but has grown since and is a splendid example of Georgian architecture. Many of the buildings’ original features still survive and it’s a special place to visit. The hall is also in some very nice Gloucestershire countryside.
The gallery hosts a unique range of artwork that reflects the very many approaches to the subject. They include a wide range of styles, from the hyper-realist to abstract (pictures, sculptures and objects). Also created with oils, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media, ceramics, glass, wood, fabrics and many other media all being represented. https://natureinart.org.uk/
Myndblue Gallery in Gloucester
Myndblue Gallery in Gloucester encourages conservation initiatives by raising awareness of heritage and the natural environment. They achieve this through the creation, exhibition & sale of eye-catching artwork. Myndblue also organises events and workshops.. More info…
Lansdown Hall & Gallery
Lansdown Hall & Gallery is in Stroud near to the public library. They originally built the building as a temperance hall in the 19th-century. The hall now hosts a variety of art exhibitions.
Deep Space Works in Charlton Kings is an art gallery, studio & also does classes. Deepspaceworks is a unique centre in which the development of relationships between the arts, enterprise and the public. This is at a local, regional and global level. They commit themselves to delivering accessible Visual Arts Space to all in the community.
The deepspaceworks venue incorporates 7000 sq ft of artists’ studios, classrooms, events and exhibition space. It provides teaching & learning for all levels of ability; societies, bazaars and exhibitions, and networking opportunities. A Printmaking department is currently developing to include access to Stone Lithography and Letterpress. More info…
Art at the Museum of Gloucester
Gloucester Museum has a collection of art including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin. There is also a large painting of the local Town Cryer, Alan Wyatt, adoring one of the upstairs walls.
In Nailsworth is the Stroud Masthead Art, who buys and sells antique and contemporary art. This is in genres such as coastal, maritime and sporting. You can purchase these via online means and through art fairs in the UK.
Winds of Change Gallery Cotswolds
Based in Winchcombe, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is the Winds Of Change Gallery. They exhibit and also sell affordable media, including original paintings, photography, art prints, sculpture and pottery. Winds of Change also host regular exhibitions. http://www.windsofchangegallery.co.uk
Cat’s Eye Carving
Carrie Horwood trained at Gloucester Cathedral as a stonemason after completing a 4yr degree in sculpture. She has been running her successful business since 2005. Carrie now has a workshop and shop based at Taurus Crafts in Lydney. Carrie uses the finest locally sourced slate, limestone, and also sandstone. You can commission her to carve virtually anything you want.
Cat’s Eye Carving creates Hand-carved bespoke sculptures and ornaments. Also, they do letter cutting for house signs and animal or people portraits. She supplies unique gifts and small carvings to suit all budgets. Highly skilled traditionally trained stonemason/sculptor. http://www.catseyecarving.co.uk
Zardi & Zardi
Founded in 2004 at the start of the digital fabric printing revolution. Subsequently, Zardi & Zardi have grown to become the leading company in the reproduction of tapestries. Merging modern-day technology with historic textiles. Their wall-hangings are perfect for those looking for something a little unusual, also with a heritage angle.
Art Exhibitions & Events in Gloucestershire & Cotswolds
There are a lot of events in the county and also nearby in the whole Cotswolds area.
Fresh Air Sculpture
Fresh Air Sculpture is a contemporary sculpture show that takes place bi-annually. They host the event in the extensive gardens of The Old Rectory. You can find the old rectory in the beautiful Cotswold village of Quenington. About Fresh Air Sculpture…
Time To Create
Time To Create provides courses and also hobby clubs at their learning centre in Stonehouse. They have a programme that includes craft taster sessions where they supply all the materials and equipment.
There are many artists in the county, possibly drawn here because of the stunning countryside and scenery.
Stroud Based Swarez
Swarez is a local artist who sells his original artworks besides commissions. He also does commissions for clients all over the world. He creates one-off original paintings, last but not least, has a gallery and workshop in Stroud. More info…
Gloucestershire based artist who loves nothing more than having a sketchbook on her lap. She also has a Bassett at her feet and a nice cold G&T at hand. @EmilyParker2982
Pottery in Gloucestershire
All things pottery in Gloucestershire, including details of professional potters who also do commissions. Also, companies that sell hand made clay and finally classes for beginners.
Purple Glaze Pottery
Supplying hand-painted and bespoke ceramic tableware and also gifts for a range of occasions. They are located in a tiny studio in the Cotswold countryside. Purple Glaze Pottery designs and also hand paints a range of tableware in its distinctive fun and playful style. Their range will appeal to adults and children and make you smile. About Purple Glaze.