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Exhibitions & Events

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Current Exhibition

Still Moments
 This spring, we present Still Moments, an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by new and established artists that explore the simple beauty of interior spaces and everyday objects.


Upcoming Exhibition


25 May - 28 June

From Whitweek and throughout June, The Sanctuary Studio and Gallery presents Bloom, an exhibition of painting and ceramics inspired by all things botanical. Incorporating the uplifting beauty of floral still life, as well as wildflower meadows and their attendant butterflies and birds, this exhibition showcases the lush beauty of England in June.


Past Exhibitions 2024

Drawn to Landscape


10 February - 15 March 

The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery launches its 2024 schedule of exhibitions with a mixed collection of painting, ceramics handmade print & Jewellery. Titled Drawn to the Landscape, this exhibition brings together established and up-and-coming artists that take a brushed, linear, drawn or etched approach to expressing the wild beauty of the British landscape.








Painters: Bev Campbell and Perienne Christian and Jeweller Uschi Arens Price will share their inspiration and process with us.

This is a free event and places are strictly limited to 25 and are on a first come basis.


Please email Sharon Harvey on to reserve your place


Refreshments will be provided.


Past  Exhibitions 2023

River to Forest

4th November - 23rd December

This special show leading up to Christmas celebrates our beautiful area of both River and Forest. A mix of local and award winning UK artists and most of them with a strong connection to the Forest of Dean. Encompassing Drawing, Painting, Wood turning, Weaving and Ceramics exhibiting artists are Ann Blockley, Annabel Cullen, Warren Day, Sally Stafford, Sharon Harvey, Nicola Brooke, Kate Baugh, Rhian Wyman, Kim Jarvis & Karen Tacey. 


Late night opening 6-8pm Thursday 23rd November

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Artist Talk

Thursday 30th November


Please Join us for Artists Talks at The Sanctuary Gallery - We will be joined by Karen Tacey : Ceramicist, Warren Day : Painter, Rhian Wyman : Weaver and Kim Jarvis : Painter, all of whom are currently exhibiting in River to Forest. Each artist will give a short talk on their inspiration and process and answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served. Due to space restriction places are strictly limited. To secure your free place please email Sharon at

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9th September - 6th October


This autumn, The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery presents ‘Wonder’, an exhibition full of uplifting colour, pattern and mark making by four talented women painters;

Emily Ball, Sue England, Sarah Boden, Emma Howell and ceramics in 20 different hues by Natalie Bell 

Our Private View will be on Friday 8th September 6-8pm


Summer Show

21st July - 1st September

This summer, we present a show by four women painters whose works are inspired by the landscape; Kirsten Elswood, Bron Jones, Sylvia Wadsley and Sharon Harvey.


Open Studios

1-9th July

Open everyday 11-4pm

The gallery and studio will be throwing open its doors for the 2023 Far Open Art Trail. Showing work by Newnham artists Sharon Harvey and Kate Baugh there will be a great deal to see. Sharon will be exhibiting her evocative Landscapes and Botanicals in Oil and Acrylic alongside Kate Baugh's exciting and beautiful flower bricks, bowls and vases.


There will be new work from both artists alongside sketchbooks and prints and possibly a few bargains to be had as both Artists use this as an opportunity to have a studio clear out. Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity to visit the gallery in a more informal setting and chat to the artists about their processes and inspiration. We will be open everyday and look forward to meeting you.

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Alchemy Exhibition

22nd April - 3rd June

Pushing the boundaries and reimagining landscape International artists Jessica Dunn and Heidi Nguyen explore the transformative qualities of paint in their show "Alchemy" at The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery. Joining them is local ceramicist Kate Baugh launching her new work for 2023 and Gail Altschuler with her magical storytelling porcelain vessels.


MYTHOS Exhibition

4th March -15th April

Recognised nationally & highly respected, Andrea McLean is from The Forest of Dean and we are privileged to be holding “Mythos” at The Sanctuary Gallery in Newnham. 

Andrea McLean will be debuting a new body of work with mythological mapping paintings and hand coloured etchings. Works explore the modern retelling of mythical stories with titles such as Pathways with Berries, Shield of Achilles and The Reflective Earth.


Andrea is being joined by local glass artist Leigh Sladen whose ethereal glass designs compliment Andrea's extraordinary paintings.


PRINT Exhibition

7th - 25th February 2023

Our latest exhibition which opens on Tuesday 7th February and runs until 25th February is all about Printmaking. This incredibly diverse medium covers many different processes, and we are thrilled to be representing 5 highly experienced local artists who specialise in everything from collagraph, stone lithography to lino printing.

To find out more about the exhibiting artists please click the button below


SOLSTICE Exhibition

4th November - 24th December 2022

“SOLSTICE” is bringing together 7 exciting local and international Artists showcasing figurative, landscape and abstract paintings alongside ceramics.

Exhibiting artists are Jessica Dunn, Sarah Boden, Heidi Nguyen, Sharon Harvey , Gail Altschuler, Pennie Lordan, and Kate Baugh


Blooming in Newnham


This exhibition was a celebration of all things botanical and showcased local artists working in painting, ceramics, drawing , prints and collage.

Artists exhibiting: Kate Baugh, Sharon Harvey, Jenny Jop, Denise Roberts, TKb_Presses, Shanna Ludwig, Mike Griffiths, Carolyn Black.

Official Opening The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery “BLOOMING IN NEWNHAM” An exhibition by New
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