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! EXHIBITION CHANGES ! Due to circumstances beyond our control (and which occurred after the festival guide had gone to print) we regret that the exhibitions at the Library and at St Nicholas Church, are now open Thurs-Sat's only. The opening times remain the same. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The printed festival guide lists an exhibition by David Brain. His exhibition was cancelled due to ill-health. We hope he has a speedy recovery. Information below is now up to date as far as we know.

Sat 2nd May – Sat 30th May
Central Library, Old Art School Room,
Brunswick Rd.
Open: 11am- 3.30pm   Thurs - Fri - Sat
(Thurs until 7pm, closed Sundays).
‘A Sense of Place – 2-D’. Photography
paintings, and drawings by Gouda’s
Firma Van Drie and Gloucester Artist
Network (GANet)

Saturday 2nd May – Sat 30th May
St Nicholas Church, Westgate St.
Open: Thurs - Friday 10.30am-2.30 pm.
                    Sat 11am -4pm.
‘A Sense of Place 3-D’. Sculpture and
installations by Firma Van Drie, GANet
and cathedral stonemasons.

Saturday 2nd –Saturday 30th May
Guildhall, Eastgate St.
Open: Mon 11am-4.30pm
Tues- Sat 10am- 9pm
Selected guest artists from
Kunstverein Trier.

25th April – Saturday 30th May
City museum and Art gallery,
Brunswick Rd.
Open Tues-Sat 10am -5.00pm.
‘Signature II’.
Contemporary textiles by Zero3.

30th April – Sunday 31st May
Gloucester Cathedral, College Green.
Open: daily 10am – 5pm.
Free entry for children. Adult donation £3.
‘Motectum’ installation by
artist-in-residence, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva.

Mon 25th – Fri 29th May
Gloucester Cathedral, College Green.
Open Mon 11-4.30, Tues-Thurs 10-4.30
Fri 10-2.30.
FREE (donations appreciated).
An exhibition of photographic entries for
the Alzheimer’s Society competition.

Sat 16th and Sat 23rd May
Christ Church, Brunswick Rd.
Open: 10.30am- 4pm
Barnwood Art Group exhibition

Tues 19th - 30th May
Tithe Barn Centre, Brockworth Court, Brockworth. GL3 4QU
Open: 10am-5.30pm (closed Sun & Mon).
'Chosen Views’, paintings and drawings of
local landscapes by GANet member Claire Bergin.

                  Events and Exhibitions 2010

Mon 18th –Sat 30th May
St. John’s Church, Northgate St.
Open: 10am -4.30pm (closed Sundays).
Gloucestershire Society of Artists
Summer Exhibition.

Sat 23rd – Sun 31st May
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall,
Twigworth, GL2 9PA.
Open: daily 10am-5pm.
Wildlife Art Society
International Artist’s exhibition
FREE (and entry to museum [£4.50, £4.00 concessions, under 8’s free] reduced to
“2 for 1” during the exhibition on
production of this leaflet.)
click here for the society’s workshop details.

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GANet’s ‘Joined Up Art Festival’
Grateful thanks for support from:
Gloucester City Council Community Fund,
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery,
Community Heritage Team.
Brunswick Square Central Lawn Assoc.
Gloucester Locksmiths
Sabre Art/Gloucester Art Trail
The Citizen Newspaper
Gloucestershire County Council
Walker Pritchard Partnership
Greyfield Screenprint
Spectrum Form Design Ltd.
The Churches Conservation Trust
Christ Church
Proud to be associated with Firma Van Drie, Gouda, Kunstverein Trier, the art depot, and (events 2nd -10th May)
Please see for more details, changes and for venue accessibility.

Sat 2nd May Folk Museum
Courtyard, Westgate St
10.00am – 4.00pm.
Willow workshop with artist Helen Lomberg.

Sat 9th and 23rd May
Wheatstone Hall,
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery,
Brunswick Rd
11am -3pm.
Art workshops.
Join GANet artists in making a ‘memory wall’ installation as part of the ‘Postcards from Gloucester’ project. Art activities for all ages, children must be accompanied by a suitable adult.

Sat 16th May
Brunswick Square Gardens
1.30 – 4pm.
Artist stalls and activities for all the family;
including willow sculpture with Helen Lomberg
and block fabric printing demonstration by Shajeda Wahed.
Continuation of the ‘Postcards from Gloucester’ and ‘Family Trees – 1000 hands’ community painting project with GANet artists.

‘Postcards from Gloucester’ project
GANet and the City Museum Community Heritage team invites individuals, schools and community groups to write a memory, thought or poem about Gloucester onto blank (or pictured) postcards, or postcard size card. Decorate them if you wish and send or deliver c/o Dr Lisa Donel, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, Brunswick Rd, Gloucester GL1 1HP. No later than 18th May please.

Thurs 28th – Sun 31st May
Gloucester Docks. Daily.
Tall Ships Festival.
Various family events and artist workshops.
Artwork in Merchant’s Quay windows.
For full programmes see:

So far, our Art and Images of Gloucester page has contributions from . . .
Beata Brown, Geoff Howells, Lisa Donel, John Smith and Gloucester City Cathedral. Please add to that page by
sending us your images so that we may further show off our city and it's surrounding landscape.

PROJECTS past and present

'FAMILY TREES - 1000 HANDS' 'handscape' community painting. This was inspired by Gloucestershire's 'millennium as a shire' celebrations and we started the project off at 'The Great Gloucestershire Tree Party' in Cheltenham on 4th March 08. The aim was to represent 1000 families from across the county, by asking people of all ages to put a painted handprint onto the boards and to supply their family names for display. The handprints represent the foliage of trees. The work was created on 6 panels and was taken to various events and toured to several schools in the lead up to the 'Joined Up Art' festival. The panels were returned to the Sabre Art studio, where the final touches were made and it was then put on display at Merchant's Quay, Gloucester Docks.We are hoping that the work will soon be on show in the city centre.An image of the work can be seen on our Moments from the 'Joined up Art Festival' page
We exceeded our target and 1,189 families are represented on the work.

Our Family Trees mobile-making workshop at Gloucester City Museum on 29th March 2008 was a follow on event from the shire millennium celebrations and was an enjoyable family event.

Over 100 artists from across the county exhibited in 'The Inside,Outside Show' at Merchant's Quay, from June 2007 but the building is scheduled for demolition and all work was removed in February 2010. The Gloucester Art Trail is very grateful to Cllr Paul James and to Ash and Co and Crest Nicholson, for facilitating this opportunity.

The Memory Wall and Postcards from Gloucester Project
This was commissioned by Gloucester City Council's Heritage Services and involved two art workshops at the City museum and Art Gallery and a citywide appeal for people to send postcards about their memories and impressions of Gloucester. We supplied blank postcards for people to write on and decorate and had a wonderful response. The project was announced by the Gouda media and several postcards were received from the Netherlands. The postcards were added to the 'wall' which was on display at the museum until the end of January 2010 and visitors continued to add to it. It makes fascinating reading. We are hoping to show the work in an empty shop front in the near future.
Images can be seen Moments from the 'Joined up Art Festival' page

'Here and There/Hier en Daar'

This 'virtual exhibition' of images from artists from Gloucester and its Twin Towns ran on a screen for some months at the City Museum from July 2007. After months of searching for artists and art groups; we made contact with Gouda, Netherlands, Trier, Germany and St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica. The hunt is still on for artists in Metz, France. If you know of any artists there, please get in touch! Artists from Gouda and Trier took part in the 'Joined Up Art' festival, with exhibitions at the Guildhall, Central Library and St Nicholas Church. We look forward to further collaboration with these groups.

On Saturday 4th August 07, the Gloucester Art Trail held a children’s art workshop at St Nicholas church, led by members of the Gloucester Artist Network
Despite not knowing whether the water supply would be restored to the city in time, we were determined to carry on with this event, especially as so many events for children in particular, had been cancelled. Thirty-six children tried their hand at collage, drawing, badge-making and made loads of musical shakers to annoy their parents with!
We created a 'Gloucestershire 1000' county timeline at the workshop and children added their artwork to it. This event was funded by Gloucestershire County Council and The Church Conservation Trust.

    For information on the forming of events for 2008 and 2009 see Partnership groups page