2016 Events Programme

Unless otherwise shown, please contact us on 01242 237 431 or at artgallery@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk for more information or to reserve spaces.

Isms- Cubism: Simultaneous views of reality

10 December | 10am – 1pm | Ages 12+ | £12

Get into Cubism. Explore The Last Word in Art? and create your own cubist response inspired by the cube, the sphere and cone.

Concrete Poetry Workshop

7 and 14 January | 10.30am – 2.30pm  | £30

The Shape of Love – concrete poetry workshop - With Anna Saunders and Andrew Morrison.
Please note this is a 2 day workshops, first session on the 22 October and the second session is on the 29 October.

Regular event | Guided Tour of The Wilson

On specific Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm | £5 per person
Discover more about the history of The Wilson and its diverse collections. These fascinating 45 minute introductory tours are led by our gallery guides. Tour dates coming up soon:

October 1, 6, 15, 20, 29
November 5, 10, 19, 24
December 3, 8, 17

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
Monthly Craft Workshops

Monthly, Fridays | 10am - 4pm | £variable
Join expert craft makers and producers for this special series of craft workshops. Run by members of The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, these one day workshops are a great way to try a new craft or develop an existing skill. Based in the Foyle Learning Centre at The Wilson, the workshops are run as small, informal sessions, with an emphasis on participants creating something to take home at the end of the day.

More details, including dates, prices can be found here.

Pavel Buchler: Work for Words

 27 October 6pm | £5 per person

Artist Pavel Buchler will discuss his fascination with language from cryptography to Google Translate.

The Art of Language in the Brain

3 November | 6 – 7pm  | £5

In this talk, Dr Nina Kazanina will demonstrate some of the processes that take place in the brain in a split second between when a soundwave hits the ear and when the listener extracts the message.

Isms- Surrealism: The Marvelous and the Everyday 

5 November | 10am – 1pm  | £12

Join in with The Wilson's own Bureau of Surrealist Inquiries and use The Last Word in Art? as a base to exercise your imaginations and make artwork

Poetry Writing

12 and 26 November | 10.30am – 1pm  | £20/ £17 conc

Many poets have been inspired by art in their work. In these two workshops, we will harness our emotional response the 20th Century and contemporary artworks on display, working from draft to completed poem.

WAC Takeover

12 November | 7– 12pm  | Free

An event produced by young artists aged 15 to 25, featuring music, film, temporary exhibitions and live performance.

Writing for Performance and the Page

17 November | 6pm  | £5

Join artist Sally O'Reilly in discussing writing for performance and the page, and how a practice that dashes between publishing, performance, video and opera sustains her ongoing concern with knowledge and power.

Isms- Conceptualism: The World as Ideas 

19 November | 10am – 1pm  | Ages 12+ | £12

Using The Last Word in Art?, tease out various approaches that have made Conceptualism so challenging to established practices and which often questions the role of the artist.

The Everyday Press: Publishing and Collecting Artists' Books

12 January 2017 | 6pm  | £5

Artist Arnuad Desjardin founded the Everyday Press in 2007 to publish visual artists' work as printed matter.

Art Shape Courses

We are delighted to support Art Shape in offering courses aimed towards adults facing disabling barriers to participation in traditional arts learning. To book, call 01452 863 855, or email bookings@artshape.co.uk.

Art for Enjoyment | Starts 27 September 2016 | Tuesdays 10.15am – 12.30pm | £56/£36 concession
Foyle Learning Centre

Taught by a practising artist, this course will help you explore your creative journey through drawing, painting, sculpture, print making and more.

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Open daily 9.30am - 5.15pm
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431