Nature in Art Gallery and Museum

Welcome to Nature in Art, the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Our unrivalled collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion, featured in Simon Jenkins’s book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’, just outside the famous cathedral city of Gloucester.

This website gives you a glimpse of Nature in Art, its collections and exhibitions, and the extensive programme of events and activities that take place throughout the year.

 

Our programme of pre-booked summer holiday activity sessions for children is in full swing. Click on the link below to find out more. Our next Family Day, this time with an elephant theme (no booking required), is September 12th. Click here for details.

 

Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
plus Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Closed Dec 24-26

Special Exhibitions

 August 4th - September 6th

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PATTERNS IN  NATURE: JOHN BUSBY RETROSPECTIVE

A unique display of work by the renowned and much respected nature artist who died in June this year. The show includes examples of his landscapes and rock pool works as well as drawings and paintings of birds for which he was revered.

August 11th - 31st

INSIDE OUT: BRUNEL BRODERERS

The Brunel Broderers are a group of innovative artists based in the south west of England who work in a variety of textile media and methodologies.  See materials transformed to give them new qualities. Contemporary textiles displayed both inside and outside exploring natural dyes, birds in flight, the Celtic mythology of trees, the harm plastic causes to nature, the beauty of landscapes and artful recycling.

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Starting on Thursday - 'In the Footsteps of Elephants' exhibition featuring the work of talented painter Susan Jane Lees. Her exhibition is closely linked to the Elephants for Africa conservation charity. Check out Sue's blog about the exhibition for a sneak peak of what to expect! Exhibition blog: inthefootstepsofelephants.blogspot.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

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How about grabbing a Cream Tea with Nature in Art this bank holiday whilst exploring our textile 'Inside Out' exhibition, which challenges the boundaries of textile art! The display finishes this Monday! It has been a pleasure to welcome members of the Brunel Broderers, who even produced a children's trail for our family audiences this summer! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to 'Rachel', a member of the Gloucestershire Society of Artists, who kindly mentioned Nature in Art on 'Eggheads' the BBC programme which aired last Tuesday. What a wonderful way to spread the word about the museum.
Thank you to all who help support us and what we do!
In case you were interested: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0195hhx/eggheads-series-12-episode-88
Image: our sundial on a summer's day.
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Artists in Residence This Week

Meet members of Brunel Broderers all Bank Holiday weekend

September 1st - 6th: DAVID MAYER

David's work has its roots in his childhood, which he spent in rural north Staffordshire close to the moorlands of the Peak District National Park. Walking, climbing and simply being in one of the UK’s most evocative landscapes left a lasting impression. He draws on these experiences and his innate respect for and love of wild animals and the world’s wildernesses. He says, “Being outdoors and observing wildlife in its natural habitat inspires me as an artist and as a human being.”

His aim is to use the textures of clay to record the fleeting moments that reflect the essence of wild creatures and their relationships with their landscapes.