2nd – 7th May | Rupert Aker | Cheltenham and all that Jazz!

If you love your art in 9/8, then come on down to the Gardens Gallery during this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Featuring the work of artist Rupert Aker, Cheltenham and all that Jazis a fusion of sound, vision and infotainment, offering a free-form tour of Cheltenham – it’s iconic architecture and Jazz festival venues – through the medium of oil paintings.


The collection of over fifty paintings (many painted exclusively for this exhibition) also celebrates the area’s indigenous Jazz scene, from Cheltenham’s Victory Club and the Everyman Studio Theatre to rural locations like the Crown and Trumpet in Broadway and Whatley Manor.


Running from the 2nd to 7th May, Rupert will be painting live in the gallery daily, demonstrating his loose, improvised palette-knife techniques and use of vibrant, staccato, sometimes syncopated colour. 


“ My paintings will use a vibrant palette with loose, expressive palette knife strokes. This will complement the jazz festival theme and hopefully enhance the festival going experience through art, music and information” – Rupert Aker


Website: http://www.rupertaker.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rupertakerartist/


What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The east turret is in need of repair to prevent rain leaking in when the wind is in the ‘wrong’ direction. We hope to get this done during gallery downtime.
  • Hire Dates for 2022 The release of dates for hiring the gallery in 2022 is under review pending the availability of dates for events in the gardens.
  • New gallery layout

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