artForce collective: - Out in the Open

10aug(aug 10)4:00 pm16(aug 16)4:00 pmartForce collective: - Out in the Open

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artForce collective: empowerment through art

We are artForce collective, a group of Gloucestershire-based creatives with a shared vision to raise the profile of our work. Whether it’s exhibiting together, delivering workshops, or collaborating with other organisations, our ethos of inclusivity, community and open dialogue underpins everything we do. Through positive actions, we further the visibility of art in the community, connect with new audiences, and work towards building our careers as professional artists.


Out in the Open – Exhibition Statement


Landscapes both rural and urban provide a space for reflection and a catalyst for creation. They are living breathing places where the industrial past meets contemporary society. They are where ancient woodland resonates with us on an emotional level, where architecture inspires us and where we wonder about the stories of those who have inhabited these spaces before us. They are where ideas are born, creativity flourishes and where the sublime clashes with the ordinary.

Out in the Open
is artForce collective’s latest exhibition which explores how an artist’s relationship with outdoor spaces plays a vital role in the production of and interpretation of their art. Though their approaches and interests are diverse, Tracey Cadogan, Colin Clark, Sarah Jemmett, Steve Roberts and guest artist Jane Powell all share in common taking inspiration from these rural and urban environments to fuel their artistic practices.

In this exhibition, you will find colourful celebrations of this relationship with the outdoors through vibrant depictions of British cultural heritage, charming illustrations of woodland animals and a wide range of approaches to landscape painting.

Montpellier Gardens, a tranquil space where people go to connect with others, provides the perfect setting for this exhibition. The gardens are a truly communal space that reminds us of the power of art to communicate ideas and emotions that words often cannot.



10 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 16 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm