A creative portal into the diverse essence of stories, histories and interaction, which happened in and around Gloucester. The collection sparks dialogue, creative expression and stimulate active engagement for all audiences.
Beth creates illustrations that combine painterly textures with intricate line drawings. This love of texture has developed into an embroidery style that she describes as ‘drawing with thread’. Referencing folk stories, a love of nature and a bit of pop culture, Beth creates work that, like any good fairy tale, has both light and dark.
'Overbearing Virtues' is a personal investigation which confronts the pressures implemented on representations of the male physique. Motivated by his own struggle with body insecurities, this series explores Hurst’s relationship with traditional ideologies of masculinity that have pervasively remained within western culture into the 21st century.
Joe Richardson’s work examines male behaviour in pubs, cartoons, and film, dealing with anxiety surrounding success and the performance of 'masculinity'.
This second solo exhibition of locally based artist A.W.Darcy will be a feast for the eyes. Focusing on exploring personal and artistic growth through new experiences. He uses painting, drawing and printmaking to bounce back his ideas of the world he has explored so far.
Courage, determination, bravery, sheer effort, absolute resolve, endurance through severe hardship, focus, magnanimous thinking, standing up to adversity to do ‘the right thing’, intense training and study, desire to push barriers of human & technical endeavour, vital support by loved ones & sometimes just being in that specific place during ‘their time’ in our history.
In this solo exhibition Harriet Liddell Foster explores colour, shape, form and depth within a canvas. Her past works have explored the concept of painting. Performances including wearable paintings and canvas’ worn as backpacks live-painted during an exhibition. These performances express spontaneity and visibility of abstract painting to the viewer.
Kulchalee is an award winning community and international freelance artist. Born in England of Jamaican parentage he has been making and selling art and delivering workshops for over four decades, both across the UK and abroad.
Local Gloucester based artists and friends Luba Arnold (Larnie) and Janice Lyall return to the Guildhall with their latest exhibition "Light and Space".
Having apparently survived prolonged exposure to the ‘real’ world; Odyssey Artists are developing a sense of their own adequacy. In striving for acceptable levels of accomplishment, they have repeatedly encountered the idea of ‘perfection’: that state beyond the reach of criticism. In this exhibition they explore how much more interesting, diverse and humane that which is deemed other than perfect can be.
Stamp Collage artist Rachel Markwick's colourful and intriguing pictures feature subjects as diverse as Ships, some inspired by the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival, International Landmarks, gardens, hearts, flags, flowers, fish and more...
Gloucestershire is well renowned for its rich history, heritage and culture this exhibition emphasis communication of knowledge and life experience between older participants, community groups and young people in a creative and artistic visual display.
Janice Lyall and Luba Arnold ask the question, for them, the journey is about discovering subjects that inspire, delving deeper to define and capture a simplified ‘essence’ and to develop it in ways to describe something about what they feel, but ‘What is Art to you?’
Finding Space is a series of semi-abstract paintings exploring the balance between shape and the negative space it creates. In this body of work Thomas Penny constructs balanced compositions using amorphous, organic shapes, and hard, artificial lines inspired by nature, architecture and graphic design.