‘COS13’ – Cheltenham Open Studios

5 – 18 June 2013

  • Cheltenham Open Studios exhibition showing work by 8 local, well known artists. Jill Bateman, Ann Sohn-Rethel, Sue Naydorf, Sue Perry, Jan Thompson, Annette Turner, Michelle Watling, Frances Whitman.
  • Original Paintings, Drawings, Pottery, Jewellery, Limited edition prints, Cards and Gifts for sale.
  • Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturdays – 10am – 7pm

Sundays – 11 – 4 pm

  • Come and meet the artists all day Saturday 8th June. Drinks and nibbles will be served.
  • The Gardens Gallery Exhibition is part of ‘COS13’  –
  • Among the festival event highlights, taking place in Cheltenham this year is COS13.  This biennial celebration of the visual art being made in the area has become an important part of the cultural landscape for artists and art lovers alike. When it started, in 2001, just 46 artists took part; in 2011, the last time the event was staged, over 10,000 people visited the studios, workrooms and exhibition spaces of over 200 artists working in Cheltenham and its surrounds. And with the boost of some Promoting Cheltenham Fund money, this year’s event should be even better.
  • COS13 will run from 8 to 16 June and link together over 70 different exhibition venues. For the uninitiated, the event is about getting up close and personal with the work being made locally. You can talk with the artists, watch them at work or be inspired to have a go in one of a range of hands-on workshops. It offers anyone interested in art first-hand insight into the creative process. It’s also a great way to pick up some beautiful original art at affordable prices, direct from the artist.
  • Organised by artist-run association, Cheltenham Open Studios, this is the eighth such celebration of the visual art being made in the area. Focused on the centre of Cheltenham the art trail radiates out as far as Twyning and Broadway, in the North, Stow, in the East, Elkstone, to the South, and Longlevens, to the West. Free, colour, art-trail guides will be available from Cheltenham Tourist Information office or the COS website www.cheltenhamopenstudios.org.uk

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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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