2 Day Watercolour Masterclass with Hazel Soan: Figures & Flowers

2024-01-15T12:29:37+00:00January 12th, 2024||

This 2 day masterclass explores watercolour’s wet into wet blending technique with renowned artist Hazel Soan. The workshop is geared to an intermediary level of skill but both an adventurous beginner and a seasoned professional would doubtless enjoy the experience as watercolour reveals its wonders! We will use two different subjects, figures and flowers, both [...]

2024 Art Competition Exhibition of Finalists

2024-01-12T15:32:17+00:00January 12th, 2024|, |

Our annual open art competition is open to any artist, in any medium including painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles, jewellery, pastels, ceramics & printmaking. Artists’ work that was selected for the final judging stage will form an exclusive selling exhibition of 150 works at Theatrebarn in Bretforton (15 mins drive from Broadway) from Friday 27th September [...]

‘Art Restitution: Should we return colonial loot?’ – Talk by Lewis McNaught

2024-02-13T11:02:31+00:00December 21st, 2023||

Restitution has now entered the mainstream of political debate. Across Europe and the United States objects taken during the colonial era are being returned. But not from Britain’s national collections. In this talk, Lewis McNaught will explore the case for and against the return of stolen artefacts. Ticket holders will be invited to submit questions [...]

Capturing Light & Reflection in Watercolours Workshop with Beth Watkins

2024-01-19T09:21:19+00:00November 8th, 2023|, , |

Join Beth Watkins of Lagarto Studio Watercolours for an intermediate watercolour workshop exploring ways to capture light and reflection. Working from a photograph we will be capturing the light and reflections of a Waterscape. It could include the sky, a mountain range, reeds, the branch of a tree as all of these elements create their [...]

2024 Open Art Competition

2024-01-24T10:08:24+00:00October 31st, 2023|, , , |

Our annual open art competition with exclusive selling exhibition of finalists at Theatrebarn Bretforton in October Prizes include: – Main prize £1000 (any medium) sponsored by Wychavon District Council – Painting in Oils or Acrylics Prize £500 – Founder's Prize for Best Watercolour £500 sponsored by John Noott Galleries – Sculpture/3D Prize £500 – Best [...]

Acrylic Botanicals Workshop with Artist in Residence Claire Watson

2023-12-15T12:32:43+00:00October 31st, 2023|, |

Join our new Artist in Residence, Claire Watson, for a 1 day workshop painting botanicals in acrylics. During this workshop you will be guided through colour value and colour theory. You will explore observational drawing using the negative space as a tool. Claire will demonstrate ways to loosen up your painting approach, focusing on the [...]

Announcing the 2023 open art competition prize winners

2023-10-24T11:12:30+01:00October 24th, 2023|Art Competition, Art sale, Exhibition, Schools Outreach, The festival|

Introducing the Prize Winners and Highly Commended finalists for our 2023 open art competition! We had a fantastic response with 476 entries from across the UK and the standard was exceptionally high. Thank you to everyone who entered. We are so grateful to our 7 judges who did a brilliant job. A huge thank [...]

Winner of the 2023 art competition Visitor’s Choice prize announced

2023-10-24T11:03:39+01:00October 24th, 2023|Art Competition, Art sale, Exhibition, The festival|

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Visitor’s Choice prize is Lindy Allfrey for her portrait ‘Karine’. We were so pleased that her model also visited the exhibition on the final day! We had over 1,300 visitors through the doors over the 10 days, so this is praise indeed. A big [...]

Rupert Till Sculpture Garden Tour & Talk

2024-01-19T09:11:57+00:00October 18th, 2023|, , , |

Join us for this unique opportunity to tour Sculptor Rupert Till's private sculpture garden outside Winchcombe and hear him speak about his journey as an artist, his work with landscape designers and architects, as well as his experience of working on 12 award-winning show gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court. Renowned for both his realistic [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Guided Walk

2024-01-19T09:29:56+00:00September 29th, 2023|, |

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

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