Nature in Art

Nature in Art(Twigworth)

Nature in Art
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Marcus G
英国斯特劳德237 条分享
Brilliant gallery, excellent staff, highly recommended.
2021年4月
There is an excellent and extensive art collection with many absolutely key wildlife artists represented. Welcomers are kind and friendly with plenty for kids. Worth checking the website as there is an extensive range of activities going on through the year.
撰写日期:2021年12月4日
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Vegan_wanderers22
英国伦敦67 条分享
Lovely place, vegan options in the cafe
2021年11月 • 好友
A lovely place that needs more visitors. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and we’re pretty much the only people there. In a way this enhanced the experience as we could quietly wander round and appreciate the art, but this place deserves to be seen by more people.

There are 4 main galleries plus two outside spaces and a sculpture garden. I’d suggest about 2-2.5 hours to visit if you want to use the cafe or maybe more with a full lunch.

The most surprising part of our visit was when we arrived at the cafe to find they not only had plant milks, a vegan cake, slice and tart, but served it with alpro custard! A lovely end to a lovely visit.
撰写日期:2021年11月18日
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lauren d
英国图克斯伯里95 条分享
Lovely place .
2021年7月 • 好友
Beautiful house and grounds , some fantastic art work sadly not enough of it . I was expecting a lot more to see but only about 4 rooms so felf a little let down . Staff were all amazing friendly and helpful , I think I would come back again and I would recommend this place .
撰写日期:2021年7月31日
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Paul W
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A visit to see the new exhibition entitled’Take Off’
2021年5月 • 家庭
As a Father’s Day treat daughter Sarah drove us to see the latest exhibition here titled’Take Off’. A large exhibition of bird art that took up 3 rooms with some stunning artwork. Artists included Ray Ching, Lars Jonsson, Eric Ennion, Joseph Wolf, David Henry, Charles Tunnicliffe, Chris Rose, Darren Rees the current winner of the David Shepherd conservation art award. Many other works included. The works chosen and the layout of this exhibition to be applauded, great effort in the magnificent Georgian mansion Wallsworth Hall.
撰写日期:2021年6月22日
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SLW695
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Take-off exhibition - fantastic
2021年5月 • 家庭
We came up to see the new exhibition ‘Take-Off’ which didn’t fail to impress. It was a really well thought out exhibition which showcases some stunning artwork from some very talented artists. You can see that a lot of work went into designing and setting up this exhibit. I look forward to seeing what is in store for the future.
撰写日期:2021年6月22日
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Slw340
英国伯明翰14 条分享
A great long awaited visit
2020年9月 • 好友
First visit back since lockdown as they opened at the beginning of September with a reduced schedule. Great COVID safety measures have been put in place and include temperature checks on arrival, hand sanitiser stations, one way systems around the museum collection and careful control of the stairs with a lighting system.
Unfortunately the cafe was not open at this time which was a shame as we like to support this delightful place whenever we can.
Can safely say that membership has definitely been renewed for this year!
Thanks for all your great work - I loved seeing some of the works of art from the ‘Hit list’ exhibition which was cancelled due to lockdown.
撰写日期:2020年9月22日
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Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have separated bookings and entry for the museum and the coffee shop. Currently the coffee shop is not accessible from inside the museum but has been open since we re-opened on 3rd September and operates the same hours as the museum. Entry to the museum is through the usual main front door and entry to the coffee shop is via the side door which is accessible through the garden gate adjacent to the carpark. You do not need to have booked a ticket for the museum to use the coffee shop, bookings for the coffee shop are stand alone and free of charge. We have limited capacity for both the museum and coffee shop therefore if you would like to guarantee entry at a specific time we strongly advise booking in advance, however if we have space we will happily welcome walk-ins. Our booking page is: https://nature-in-art.arttickets.org.uk/ We will be hosting the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition from Friday 13th November 2020 - 10th January 2021. We hope to see you then!
撰写日期:2020年10月22日
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Jan T
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom106 条分享
Hard to give a fair review because of Covid
2020年9月
We booked online to go the following day, but found it a little difficult to understand what we were actually booking. You can only eat in the tea room if you have a house visit booked so have to do that at an arranged time. You can also book for the garden but somehow our house and garden bookings were for the same time when we got there which is not possible to do. They had only re-opened 3 days previously and were very much finding their way as they can only allow a very limited number of visitors in at any one time which is why you have an allocated time slot.

Having said that the house and displays are well worth a visit and the staff were trying their best to be helpful in quite difficult circumstances. As it was a lovely day we ate our freshly prepared sandwiches in the garden. We did see some of the garden statues and installations but did not do the whole garden visit because by then we were outside of our time slot.

撰写日期:2020年9月20日
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Hi Jan, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. It is unfortunate you found the booking system confusing, we have tried to make it as simple as possible. Our booking page is: https://nature-in-art.arttickets.org.uk/ Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have separated bookings and entry for the museum and the coffee shop. You do not need to have booked a ticket for the museum to use the coffee shop, bookings for the coffee shop are stand alone and free of charge. Entry to the museum is through the usual main front door and entry to the coffee shop is via the side door which is accessible through the garden gate adjacent to the carpark. We have limited capacity for both the museum and coffee shop therefore if you would like to guarantee entry at a specific time we strongly advise booking in advance, however if we have space we will happily welcome walk-ins. We will be hosting the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition from Friday 13th November 2020 - 10th January 2021.
撰写日期:2020年10月22日
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Robin C
12 条分享
Always changing
2020年3月 • 夫妻情侣
Being a friend of nature in art i tend to visit quite often and always find something new to see. The wildlife photographic exhibitions are always good
There is a nice cafe and 1 or 2 visiting artists to see and talk too. There is often a guest speaker as well, these usually have a buffet. Really good. For me personally it is only a few miles away.
Well worth a visit, whatever's the month
撰写日期:2020年3月6日
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lyninchelt
英国切尔滕纳姆93 条分享
Always something new to see
2020年2月
Have been going to NIA for many years, such a superb place there is always something new to see. They have the Wildlife Photographer of the Year on at present. Feb. 4th -29th March. The artist in residence this week is David Skidmore, do go and have a chat with him, he is so knowledgeable such a lovely person. If you love nature you will just love NIA, so much to see. Stop and have a lunch or snack at their cafe - check out their cakes. Again lovely people serving behind the counter. Look on the NIA website so that you do not miss anything that might be of interest to you. They have different type of classes that you can belong to and in the school holidays there are activites for children - you do have to book well in advance. Have fun.
撰写日期:2020年2月27日
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Carol B
英国伯明翰5,063 条分享
NATURE IN ART MUSEUM & SCULPTURE GALLERY WITH AN INTERESTING HISTORY
2020年2月
Sunday 16th February 2020, we awoke to a very heavy rainy day. After breakfast my husband and I went to visit The Nature in Art Museum & Sculpture Gallery at Wallsworth Hall at Twigworth in Gloucestershire. The rain was lashing down and the roads were quite flooded in some parts of our journey there. There were even ducks swimming in the fields close to the hall.

Wallsworth Hall has a curiously obscure history. It was built on the site of a timbered house from the Tudor period soon after 1740 by Samuel Hayward, a local businessman, landowner and magistrate, as a wedding present for his wife, Catherine. They were a prominent local couple and a memorial stone dedicated to them and their children can be found in the south aisle of Gloucester Cathedral.

The Hall has had many changes made to it over the years. The painting of it set in the over mantle in Gallery One is a copy of an engraving made in 1771 for Samuel Rudder's famous book, 'Great Houses of Gloucestershire' and depicts the Hall as it was in Samuel Hayward's day.

The oldest part of the building faces up towards the side gardens and is built of locally made bricks laid as ‘headers’ with their ends showing on the outside with quoins made of sandstone. The main front was added a little later and has several architectural features typical of the period.

Inside, many of the original features still survive including the magnificent staircase, which was installed in 1753. A fine example of its period, the carved twisted 'barley sugar' balusters, newels, hand rails and moulded underside are all made in mahogany. The wood came from Samuel Hayward's own plantations in Jamaica, one of the sources of his great wealth.

A beautiful example of Georgian architecture, the house was later bequeathed to Samuel Hayward's son-in-law, a de Winton, as his own son sadly died when only seven years old. The de Winton family lived at Wallsworth Hall from 1803 - 1903 and around 1865 a top floor, new roof, two extensions and the off-centre clock tower were added, which updated the aesthetic of the building dramatically.

The de Winton coat of arms, carved in stone, was set in the outside wall of one of the extensions, now the south end of Gallery One. A wooden coat of arms also remains above the door at the bottom of the main staircase in which their motto, ‘Look unto Thyself’ is inscribed in ancient Welsh. At the same time, the fine ‘Carton Pierre’ (papier maché) ceiling, with its unusual combination of images was installed in the entrance hall, probably by French craftsmen known to be in the county at the time. The images were hand-picked by members of the family from a pattern book and put together to create their own unique design.

As with the staircase, mahogany panelling was a feature of the building. The entrance hall was originally fitted with unpolished mahogany and the fireplace, now painted, is made of the same wood. The unusual pine fire surround and over-mantel in Gallery One is an original feature, which has had many layers of paint removed. Little is known about this impressive piece but it is was made by a Gloucestershire maker called Swan, who was influenced by Italian and Flemish styles. The carved bulrushes and ‘running water’ design are particularly appropriate for Nature in Art.

In 1903 the whole estate covering 655 acres and including land, houses and farms in Twigworth and Sandhurst was split up and offered for sale. Wallsworth Hall, after failing to find a purchaser at auction, was bought by Mr. James Dorrington, an industrialist from the Midlands, together with its extensive stabling, three lawn tennis courts, a fives court, two kitchen gardens, a conservatory, vinery and apiary, a brew house and baking oven. Sadly, none of these features remain at the time the Nature in Art Trust bought the building.

James Dorrington made extensive improvements including the installation of a diesel generator to provide electric lighting and updated the drainage systems and water supply. Mr. Dorrington died in 1920 and his wife lived a further 23 years on her own in Wallsworth Hall with a large staff. After her death in 1943 all properties were put on the market but many of the household items, fixtures, machinery and fine pieces of furniture, paintings and other collectables totalling 1500 lots were sold at auction in 1945.

The Hall was purchased by the Gloucester City Corporation in 1944 at the instigation of the government, who used it as a residential nursery to care for infants whose mothers were working as part of the war effort. With a fully qualified staff, it was also used as a centre for training nursery nurses and remained so until 1953 when the number of children needing care had significantly fallen and the house was sold.

The house then fell into private hands and rather than reverting to a fine family home, spent much of its time empty, part of the time as a furniture store for a local auction house and part of the time as maisonettes until May 1987 when the Nature in Art Trust bought Wallsworth Hall as a listed Grade 2 Listed building.

Much of the fabric of the building had suffered greatly and renovations took 12 months to complete. Serious outbreaks of dry rot and other ailments had to be tackled carefully whilst retaining the original features and without disturbing in the roof, which housed one of the largest bat roosts in the county. After removing repairing and reinstating many walls, joists, floors and ceilings the building was finally made suitable for the display and storage of art. Heating, humidity control, UV filtration and lighting equipment was installed and facilities for visitors with disabilities were incorporated and the whole Hall redecorated.

When the work was complete, a series of exhibition spaces of character and quality had been created. The Nature in Art Museum & Art Gallery was officially opened by HRH Princess Alexandra in June 1988 and a new era in the history of Wallsworth Hall began.

Since then the Hall has continued to be sympathetically developed to include a new conservatory extension of the Hayward Coffee Shop overlooking the gardens, made of environmentally friendly materials, an art studio and the Wallsworth Centre.

The art and sculpture collection at Nature in Art embraces two and three dimensional work in all media and styles from David Shepherd to Pablo Picasso. Spanning 1500 years, it includes work by 600 artists from over 50 countries. You can find exotic treasures, watercolour landscapes, Flemish masters, contemporary glass, modern abstract interpretations, bronze sculptures, textiles, ethnic are and photography. Mark and I spent over four hours here looking at all the artwork and sculptures.

Nature In Art every week showcases an ‘Artist In Residence’. The day we went it was a lovely German Lady, called Claudia Hahn who was a painter and illustrator, her specialism was wildlife portraits. Claudia also worked in gold leaf and her work was really beautiful. My husband purchased an illustrated print of a ‘Mythical Fairy Bird’, who was sitting in a tree with her hands clasping her knees and was entitled ‘The Thinker’. Claudia signed the print for us.

Afterwards, my husband and I were in need of refreshments, so we went to the ‘Hayward Coffee shop’, where my husband had a pot of tea and I had a hot chocolate and we both indulged in slices of date and walnut cake. I found inspiration here as I wrote four poems called ‘St Valentines Escape’, ‘Spawn of Satan’s Claw’, ‘Nature In Art’ and ‘The Thinker’.

We also looked at the second-hand book store and I purchased for the bargain price of one pound the autobiography of Tina Turner called ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. We left as the museum was closing.

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are in the area at any time of the year, and for the nominal entrance fee of five pounds, it is money well spent.
撰写日期:2020年2月25日
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