Exhibitions

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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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We have three exhibition spaces at Prema - the glorious upstairs room (which is often used for shows, workshops and classes), the cafe gallery and the Crafts Council sponsored showcase.

Prema Arts Centre is open Tue-Fri 10.30am until 5pm and admission to all exhibitions is completely free. If you're making a special trip over to see any of our exhibitions do give us a tinkle on 01453 860703 just to check that all spaces are available for viewing for the time of your visit.

We're often open at weekends too although the upstairs gallery may not be accessible due to a workshop taking place or a theatre doing a get-in.

June

18 Jun -
26 Jul
10am - 4pm

painting with wool wet felting textiles bold colourful detailed fine art

Sarah Brooker

Free entry

In the earlier part of her creative career, Sarah experimented with various media including sculpture and metal before focussing her career on the then fairly unknown medium of wet-felting. Her ability to draw is reflected in the intricacy of her felted pieces where she seems to be able to literally “paint” with wool. The wet-felting process itself, which involves hot water, soap and friction is a magical process which bonds the fibres permanently. Sarah is drawn to using natural fibres such as merino fleeces, flax and silk to create beautiful colourful images that are often embellished with stitch for a textured 3D effect.

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18 Jun -
26 Jul
10am - 4pm

collage nostalgia playful domestic workshop

Miranda Millward

Free entry

Miranda Millward's work plays on memories real and imagined and her practice draws visually upon times and places where our common memories overlap. The domestic, ‘feminine pastimes’, childhood memories or childish pursuits are often visual reference points. Vintage ephemera, old postcards, children’s books, paper sewing patterns, found photographs, volumes of encyclopedia, lurid-coloured cookbooks, magazines and discarded papers are endlessly sought out, cut up, layered, juxtaposed and transformed to create collaged works that play on our collective and fragmented memories … both visual and tactile. Miranda’s work is often playful and slightly tongue in cheek but sometimes there is also a sense of menace or of a story with an ambiguous ending…

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18 Jun -
26 Jul
10am - 4pm

pressed flowers hand moulding 3d form sculpting with flowers

Shannon Clegg

Free entry

London-based maker Shannon Clegg is designer and part-time educator who works across a broad range of craft-based materials and processes to create products, furniture and objects. For her exhibition with Prema, Shannon will focus on her body of work “Bouquet” which started with a scruffy old wooden flower press abandoned at a Wimbledon car boot sale. The lucky find was pocketed and rehomed in her London studio where it was deconstructed to explore a new way of working the traditional 2D craft technique of pressing flowers. The unique hand moulding process enables flowers to be pressed into a variety of 3D vase like forms that can be displayed as a centre piece - no need for watering!

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