Nature in Art reveals programme of must-see exhibitions for spring 2024

From photography and sculptures inspired by the animal world to the chance to explore blooming wildlife gardens, Nature in Art has announced an exciting programme of exhibitions to see throughout spring 2024.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Celebrate spring with a delightful selection of exhibitions running throughout the season at Nature in Art. © Credit Colin Parsons.

Nature in Art has announced an exciting selection of must-see exhibitions this spring 2024, with a jam-packed programme spanning mediums from photography and sculpture to calligraphy — as well as the chance to browse the museum's wildlife gardens!

Upcoming highlights include the Animalia exhibition showcasing an inspiring display of sculpture by Anita Mandl and photography by Steve Russell, in collaboration with Stroud's Gallery Pangolin, launching at Nature in Art on Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

Posing the question: 'Where would we be in a world without animals and birds?' the animal world that Mandl carves and casts is tightly hewn in form, bringing to life the essential character of her avian and mammalian subjects. Russell explores wildlife large and small with the knowledge of their place into an ecological jigsaw puzzle of immense complexity.

Next up on the programme is Nature in Art's annual The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) and Words of the Natural Worldwhich are both running from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June 2024.

Visitors to TWASI can see over 320 works both 2D and 3D, as well as unique artist demonstrations. The society provides a focus for the interests of wildlife artists, painters, sculptors and photographers both professional and part time. 

Alternatively, those browsing Words of the Natural Word can expect an exhibition of work by Gloucestershire Lettering Arts embracing diverse calligraphy and lettering on the wall, in books, on boxes, pots and textiles.

Finally, Nature in Art’s sculpture and wildlife garden will be opening for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) from Monday 20 May 2024, remaining open throughout the season.

Dedicated volunteers have created a haven for wildlife with several ponds, a heritage apple orchard, championing old local varieties and beautiful flower beds focusing on native plants. In May — when the gardens open — the cow parsley is a main feature, along with iris, aquilegia and some bluebells, with insect houses and sculptures nestled within the greenery.

Taking advantage of the warmer days, art enthusiasts can take inspiration from brand new outdoor sculptures by blacksmith Joanna Williams, contemporary artist blacksmith Jenny Pickford and metal artist, MissFire; as well as demonstrations; a plant sale; and much more.

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