Tyndale Arts 2021
27 September - 3 October 2021
Join us for our fifth year and explore all the venues and events showcasing all of this year's artists and makers.
Take a look below for all the details
This year Tyndale Arts presents a record number of artists from Dursley and surrounding Gloucestershire towns, where the public can enjoy their artistic outputs from a year of restrictions that have not stilted creativity.
Make the most of new found freedoms and join the artists and art lovers on a trail to explore local talent.
The eight exhibition venues in Dursley are within walking distance of each other and the local amenities of the town.
Last year Tyndale Arts was one of only a few physical Gloucestershire art trails and was very well received. This year, demand from artists to exhibit was so great, places were oversubscribed. Interest in would-be buyers is also active.
“It just reflects the popularity of visual creativity as one way of getting through these difficult times – for artists and buyers”, explains organiser Judith Pemberton-Bennetts.”
“We have all been staring at the same walls for some time and realise how our home environments can be improved by displaying art that we love.”
Most of the exhibits are for sale and can be bought from the artists themselves during Tyndale Arts Week. “The standard of work is very high this year, with enormously varied submissions,” says Judith. “There really is something for everyone.”
Visitors to the exhibitions can pick up a piece of affordable, original art from a local artist for a few pounds or a few hundred pounds. Exhibits can be bought and taken away on the day.
With 8 different venues, all within walkable distance of one another, visiting all the exhibitions is a breeze!
Take a look at each Venue below to find out which artists are exhiting and where!
All venues will be open 10am-4pm on 2-3 October
(Church Venues Opening hours will be 11am-4pm, on Sunday following church services)
Events & Demonstrations
Following many years of successful talks from prominent local artists, Tyndale Arts is proud to announce a week full of events and demonstrations, open to eveyone, culminating in a final talk with Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Jen Gash.
This year's 2021 programme is as follows:
Wednesday 29th September
Tuesday 28th September
Monday 27th September
Join Rita Dee as she demonstrates
her painting process!
Stained glass - from its origins to the modern day
Working with textiles in art
2-3pm - Leaf & Ground
2-3pm - Leaf & Ground
2-3pm - Leaf & Ground
Love Art? Create your future!
Love Art? Create your future has been kindly supported by The Barnwood Trust, Create Gloucestershire, Cam Parochial Charity, Dursley Roundtable and Dursley Lions Club.
Local businesses have supported the students with some of the materials used – thanks to – Frazier Co Plastics, Build It, Tesco, SGS College and David Ian Smith!
Inspiration has been given by the staff and students at University of Gloucestershire, Justin Gregory from Hereford School of Art, Louise Bargett, Karen Hilliard, Shalize Nicholas and Ellie Badger.
Showcasing experimental pieces created by 20 local GCSE and A’Level students from Rednock and KLB schools.
This talented group signed up for a 9 week programme that explored different aspects of the wide range of possibilities and specialism’s that the creative sector has to offer. Artist and educator Abi Nicol identified that due to Covid usual opportunities such as field trips, visiting exhibitions, open events and chances to gain work experience with professionals and explore processes using specialised equipment had not been available to them. Supported by Create Gloucestershire she wrote the course that introduced a wealth of skills through practical sessions and talks. The students were able to work with practicing local designers, artists, makers and lecturers meeting twice a week on zoom - they have had a chance to experience:
Fine Art: Drawing, photography, construction
Craft: book art, ceramics
Fashion/Textiles: sustainable fashion, printed textiles, setting up your own label
Animation/ Illustration: character design
Game Design/2D Design: Graphics, concept, studio practice
3D Design: Architecture, spatial design and 3D forms
Printmaking: etching, cyanotypes
The work that will be displayed at Kingshill House will showcase the experimental pieces undertaken during the course. For many of the participants this will be their first time exhibiting. Abi has been blown away by the energy and commitment given to the course. All but one session was delivered online, the young people needing to prepare in between sessions as well as attend the workshops.
Emphasis has been placed on looking at future pathways – opening up discussions about career choices, possible Further and Higher education routes as well as practical information from local creative’s about their practice and professional lives.
Abi and her Love Art? group will be on hand Sunday 3rd October to deliver a drop in workshop in the art room 11-4pm. Come have a go and say hello!