Artists In Action

Artists In Action: Rare Demonstrations By Leading Artists

21 – 23 February 2013


  • This event is organised by Emthonjeni Trust to raise funds for people suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape. This event follows on from the successful Art in Aid of AIDS exhibitions which have been held for the last four years


  • Portraits in Charcoal and Pastel”  Thursday 21st February, 2.30 to 4.45pm* :£10

Demonstration by Sheila Bryant


  • “Introduction to Raku” Friday 22nd February 9.30 to 11.45am* : £10

Talk illustrated with samples and designs by Lucy King


  • “Painting Sheep”  Friday 22nd February 2.30 to 4.45pm* : £10

Demonstration in acrylics by Katharine Dove


  • “Living the Dream – Nature in Art”  Friday 22nd February from 6.30 to 8.30pm: £7

A social evening with wine and talk by Simon Trapnell Director of Nature in Art


  • The Wet Urban Landscape” Saturday 23rd February from 09.30 to 11.45am*: £10

Demonstration in water colour by Robert Goldsmith


  • Work by featured artists will be on sale and a break with complimentary refreshments included
  • Only 25 spaces available per demo session

To book: please send a cheque in favour of Emthonjeni Trust to Mrs Val Gower at 9 Kings Road, Cheltenham GL52 6BH and/or enquire re places at 01242 521533

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The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow for a history of the gardens and for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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