Art & Design

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



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…


What’s On!

BedPop Record Shop at the Higgins Is there no stopping those BPRS boys? This month sees them popping up once again on Castle Lane, this time at the Higgins for another day of vinyl, DJs and live music. “We’re really excited about heading to the Higgins on Saturday 17th June,” said BPRS organiser, Alan Cooley….



The Christmas Collective is an exhibition featuring 8 talented local artists: Katie Allen, Kristina Bullen, Andrew Foster, Darren Rose, Sara Sayer, Anne-Marie Stejilja, Marisa Straccia and Charlotte Tenneson. The artwork is a diverse selection of art styles from fine art photography, linocut, illustrations through to the more traditional painting and drawing. 14 November – 31 December…

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