Room for Art exhibition featuring Make Room for Art collaboration
Room for Art
Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 2XL
An exhibition of mixed-media artworks by sight-impaired artist Sarah Goddard. The exhibition will feature a new collection of paintings entitled “Breathe” that Sarah has created in response to her experience of living with Long Covid since March 2020. The exhibition will also include Make Room for Art, a collaborative art project to create an artwork incorporating 100 smaller paintings.
The colours, shapes, textures and patterns of the natural world can calm or enliven us, and Sarah draws inspiration from them when creating her mixed-media abstract artworks. We all see the world around us differently and our experiences impact on how we perceive our surroundings. Being sight-impaired, Sarah brings different perceptions and representations of the world to her art. She aims to embody the emotional experiences prompted by nature, and snapshots of the way she sees the world.
Participants in the collaborative project Make Room for Art will each create a small abstract acrylic artwork on a piece of MDF during the exhibition. All of these artworks will fit together to form one larger artwork. The complete work will be an abstract representation of the view across Cheltenham from Leckhampton Hill, including Devil’s Chimney. After the exhibition, participants will receive their own artwork, along with an image of the complete piece.
Anyone who wishes to take part can register in advance for an hour slot at:
2-7 Feb 10am-5pm; 8 Feb 10am-1pm
Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2XL
Wed 2 Feb to Tue 8 February