Art & Design

All things Art & Design, photography, painting, sculpture, illustration and anything visual in and around Bedford


Vote for Martyn!

Bromham-based artist, Martyn Burdon is among the Derwent Art Prize 2018 finalists and you can help him win the People’s Choice Award by voting in their online poll.  The artist whose drawing receives the most votes by 4 September 2018, will be awarded the £750 prize. You can take part by voting here! If you want…

NOHAT: Open call to artists!

Last chance: NOHAT open call to artists closes on 5th March Following the success of their 2017 exhibition, ’25 and counting’, NOHAT arts collective is pleased to announce their next group show entitled, ‘Women Shall Inherit the Earth’ taking place at the Panacea Museum from 12th – 26th August 2018.  This year’s theme is Apocolypse…



A Walk in the Woods: a Celebration of Trees in British Art   Opens 30th September Wixamtree Gallery Free entry This autumn, The Higgins Bedford pays homage to the tree with a new exhibition celebrating the role of trees and woodland in British landscape painting. Drawn from the world-famous Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection, some…


“Palestine: Reflections and Thoughts”

Bunyan Basement Gallery 19th-30th September 2017 Free entrance Prompted by the Balfour Centenary, a group of local artists are curating this exciting, thought provoking and informative exhibition at the Basement at Bunyan. The exhibition will include national and local artists, plus work by two high-profile Palestinian artists on loan from p21 Gallery, London: Manal Deeb…


Meet the artist at Riverside Bedford launch

This Saturday 2nd September, we’re really excited that visitors to the Riverside Bedford launch will have the chance to meet and chat with William Rounce, the artist behind Bedford’s newest piece of public art. Entitled The Frog, and commissioned in association with Bedford Creative Arts, the artwork was installed last week as part of the on-going…

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