Prema is the envy of many a metropolitan venue

Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Prema, near Dursley in the Stroud valleys, offers an affordable day out for all folk in the South West.

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August

17 Aug -
27 Aug

painting self-portraits street art political arts & health
Russell Haines

Russell Haines

Free entry

For his show with Prema, Gloucester-based aritst Russell Haines looks back at the past ten years and his development and growth as a painter. His self-portraits run in parallel to his recovery from a devastating brain stem stroke and form a large part of this exhibition.

Here we also gain a glimpse into his exasperation with the political picture in the UK and across the globe as well as his playful, piss-taking nature which employs street art as a mouthpiece for his frustrations, using familiar faces from the animation characters from the stable of Hanna Barbera!

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17 Aug -
27 Aug

embroidery pop art throwaway culture painterly beads & bling
Sarah Gwyer

Sarah Gwyer

Free entry

Through her dazzling and impressive body of work, textile artist Sarah Gwyer, brings embroidery to new, dizzy heights, surprise us with what is achievable using just a needle and thread!

Sarah enjoys the challenge of using a hugely time-consuming method to depict a quickly changing society and world around her.

Sarah’s influences are varied from personal experiences; pop artists like James Rosenquist to graphic design and television series. It all comes together to create work on the themes of consumerism, commercialism, and sociology, often using celebrities to do so.

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17 Aug -
27 Aug

mixed media interdisciplinary collage artists books
Zoë Heath

Zoë Heath

Free entry

Zoë Heath is a contemporary, mixed media artist based in Stroud. Following her studies in drawing and applied arts, Zoë completed her Masters in multi-disciplinary print at the University of the West of England.

Incorporating scripts, mark-making and found objects paired with her passion for paper ephemera and has resulted a diverse and fascinating body of collage work. Using found papers, letters and books that are worn, torn, and stained, she reinvents and reinterprets these to form both abstract and figurative pieces often with a new narrative and sometimes with a hint of humour.

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September

Sat 17
11am - 3pm

Painting with Chemistry

Painting with Chemistry

£22 • Friends £20

Artist Sophie Sherwood brings together art and science in today’s workshop which is just the ticket for young artists who love to experiment with new materials and imaginative means of making art. Using vitamin c tablets, coffee and washing soda, you’ll be creating your own drawing solution (none of the nasties, plenty of creative scope). Once brewed, it can then be applied onto light-sensitive materials such as darkroom paper or photographic film to create the most amazing, unique prints.

Age 10+

 

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Mon
19 Sep -
12 Dec
10am - 11am

Dance Excercise Movement
Nia Dance

Nia Dance

Drop In £10

A very welcome return to Prema for our Monday morning Nia, led each week by highly experienced and wonderfully inspiring practitioner Geri Timmins.

Nia offers a sustainable fitness and well-being practice quite like no other. Created 40 years ago, Nia combines a variety of engaging movement styles, routines, moves and music. The practice is designed to use the body in “the body’s own way” and is adaptable and entirely suitable for people of all ages, body shapes, ability and levels of experience.

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