Expressions of the Natural World

20th – 26th May 2015

Rita Thorn

  • Rita Thorn trained in Art at Cardiff University. She is a mixed media artist who currently pursues her own art practice and offers classes and workshops for adults and children from her studio in Charlton, near Pershore.
  • Rita’s more recent work explores the properties of acrylic inks and water colour with other media sometimes including rich jewel like embellishment. The use of colour features strongly in her pieces as does the quality of surface texture. By combining these elements she attempts to represent features of the natural world in a contemporary style and also to portray more abstract ideas.
  • Rita holds exhibitions in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Her studio is available for those wishing to visit, just ring to arrange a time and date.
  • For further information about Rita, her work and future classes and exhibitions please visit her website.


Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free

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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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