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.

September

11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

painting acrylic landscape texture

NC Andrew Adams

Free entry

Nigel Adams' paintings might be described as 'landscapes of the mind'. The artist does not seek to represent a particular location but instead tries to convey the feelings and impressions that nature and different natural habitats invoke. Using brush and palette knife with acrylic paint, Adams explores ways of suggesting different surfaces, textures and atmospheres.

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11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

print botanics tone texture lino mono

Kerry Day

Free entry

Kerry’s current body of work is about the plants with which she shares her home and studio. Their architectural shapes and contours seem to translate beautifully to printmaking. The wide range of leaf colour and pattern in these cacti, succulents and leafy plants seems to positively invite layers of texture and tone within the forms. The prints are accomplished using a mixture of reduction lino print and mono print (using the rollers like paint brushes) to produce variable edition prints.

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11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

illustration dioramas dogs family humour joy

Martha Lightfoot

Free entry

Stroud-based maker Martha Lightfoot is an artist, writer and creator of “things”. She illustrates children's books, teaches art workshops and clubs and can often be located in her studio making paper-cut dioramas. Martha draws things that make her smile, often chronicling a moment she might forget lest she gets it down on paper. Martha has a joyful yet mindful approach to drawing and her output is prolific – she draws every day, often helping to remind herself to locate the positive in every situation and find the good things which are present throughout each day.

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November

6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

painting bold lines contemporary perspective

Joao Trindade

Free entry

Portuguese artist Joao Trindade's work examines the "secret structures'' embedded in nature and architecture, with trademark sweeping, bold lines that vanish into multiple perspectives. Recalling the futurists and vorticists who celebrated modernity almost a century ago, he produces both abstract and more figurative works using paint and mixed media.

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6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

illustration affordable toys models prints

Tom Frost

Free entry

Print maker and illustrator Tom Frost divides his time between print making, restoring his crumbling Georgian house in rural Wales and raising a young family. His work highlights a fascination for old matchboxes, stamps, folk art, tin toys, children's books and the natural world. Tom is also one half of Frost & Kin with his partner Teresa Murfin that focuses on producing affordable prints, cushions, toys and models for the young and young at heart.

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6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

design knitted accessories luxury pattern

Katie Victoria

Free entry

Katie Victoria works from her studio in Swansea where she creates her collections of exquisite knitted goods. Working on a hand powered domestic knitting machine she creates a variety of fabrics and products from cushions and bags to sumptuous knitwear and upholstered furniture, combining high quality merino lambswool, bamboo and cotton yarns. Taking inspiration from cultural architecture, Moroccan tile ceramics and Scandinavian textiles, she designs and creates individual fabrics for fashion and interiors. Katie’s products have a unique visual and luxury finish, with geometric patterns and individual colour combinations to give a contemporary look to her collections.

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