MATERIAL FLOW : Museum in the Park, Stroud Saturday August 31st – Sunday Sept 22nd 2019

Considering Stroud’s woollen cloth industry and the worlds within Curator: Patricia Brien. Artists are invited to create work responding to articles that demonstrate our rich textile heritage. The exhibition is curated by Patricia Brien and we are grateful to the Museum for hosting this exciting event. Read more…. and how you can apply to exhibit.

TREASURES FROM THE CANAL : ARTISTS EXPLORATION OF THE STROUDWATER NAVIGATION ARCHIVE : Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge Wednesday 4th September – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Book Artists create works of wonder in response to the Stroudwater Navigation Archive Charity’s documents and artefacts held at Gloucestershire Archives. Curator: Tonia Maddison. More….

Signed Sealed (detail) – Tony Broad©

WORLD OF WATER: Wetpaint Gallery, Chalford. Sat 17th August to Sat 14th September, Wed to Sat 10.30 – 4.30

Tidal Blue by Fran Spencer, Oil on Canvas 80x80cm

‘Water of the World’ is a new exhibition celebrating the importance of water through the eyes of artists from around the world.

Just as the rivers that flow through Stroud’s five valleys have been intertwined with the fortunes of our town, water has been central to the lives of cultures and communities across the globe.

The artists featured in our exhibition, ‘Water of the World’, will take you on a tour of outback waterholes in Australia, gentle streams in Japan, the coastal landscape of France and Southern Europe, all the way to the shores of the British Isles.

GHOST MILLS : John Street Gallery, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud. Friday 6th September to Saturday 14th

Walking The Land, as painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, curators, academics and educators produce work which refers to specific places, localities and environments, combining art and walking. This exhibition reflects a specific walk for the Festival, à la recherche du temps perdu. More….

up here on the Bulwarks, mist and fog conceals the distance, making the wood unusually silent and secretive – not so long ago, a soft green light filled this space – now grey has taken over, slashed by spear-like splashes of gold – today’s mists mark the seasonal change…welcome the first real day of winter –
Kel Portman ©

Wool & Water Original Prints: A response by the Gloucestershire Printmakers Cooperative at their Gallery at Griffin Mill. Saturday 7th Sept. to Sunday 29th. Sept.

GPC was founded in 2005 with the key aim of promoting Fine Art Printmaking and to encourage artists engaged in this medium. It is the only printmaking facility of its kind in Gloucestershire and has extensive printmaking facilities at the studios at Griffin Mill, Stroud.

Edge of Cranham Wood by Lucy Guenot©

Members’ Exhibition: Lansdown Gallery Monday 2nd. September – Saturday 7th. September. 

The Members of the Stroudwater Textile Trust will be responding to the Festival’s theme of Wool & Water that includes landscape, mills, waterways, architecture, machinery, and social history. Curator: Bailey Curtis

Motifs from the House by Jane Ford©

Beneath the Sky: inspired by the landscape and waterways of the Stroud Valleys

Lansdown Gallery 9th September to 15th September

Winter, Slad Valley – Deborah Cox©