About

Art Cotswold is an independent gallery exhibiting established and emerging artists from the Cotswolds. Opening in May 2022, our ethos is to bring you the best of Cotswold artists from all corners of the county. Formerly a bakery, our charming 17th century timbered gallery can be found on the vibrant high street of Chipping Campden, a thriving town once at the heart of the Arts & Crafts movement. With an ever-changing stable of artists and exciting exhibitions, visitors will be afforded a very warm welcome.

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Meet the Team

Sarah Edmonds

Julia Gotrel

Emi Darnton

Eleanor Thorneycroft

Our charitable partner Campden Edge

Campden Edge: Campden Edge promotes and develops the creative talents of children and young adults of Campden and surrounding villages. The fund provides financial assistance to 8 – 26 year olds who wouldn’t be able to afford these opportunities under normal circumstances.

Funding is specifically aimed at those who would benefit from help in any form of the arts including music, singing, drama, comedy, dance, painting and writing.

We have excellent schools in this area, but with the increased emphasis by successive Governments on academic studies and immense pressure on teachers and schools to meet targets, the arts are taking a back seat. To help alleviate these pressures, we also run a Schools’ Support Scheme whereby the schools in our catchment area can apply for funding for arts based extra curricula trips for students whose families cannot afford to pay – regardless of age.

We do not believe that ‘one size fits all’ and fear that children who are more creative than academic are at risk of becoming disaffected and resentful of a society that doesn’t recognise their creative talents or them as individuals; many children, parents, guardians and teachers agree with us.

For more information visit www.campdenedge.org

We support Heart Felt Tips

Heart Felt Tips is an initiative that organises for children who are suffering economic hardship to receive pencil cases packed with pens and other art supplies: creative tools that they all too often lack. These pencil cases also contain Tip Sheets, which offer ideas to stimulate imaginative thinking and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

The pencil cases are filled by children at schools and clubs, and then distributed via frontline food banks and faith centres, ensuring that the most deserving kids receive them quickly. Heart Felt Tips also helps build empathy, enabling the luckier children who help by filling the cases to understand that there are people in their local community who are no different to them but in need of extra support.

Creative stimulus and hope for the future shouldn’t be denied to you because your family are having a hard time – Heart Felt Tips aims to help ensure that doesn’t happen.

For more information visit www.heartfelttips.co.uk