New art gallery supports Maggie’s

Number 14, Imperial Square, Cheltenham

Number 14, Imperial Square, Cheltenham - Credit: Archant

An exciting new art gallery is opening in Cheltenham

'Fenced In' by Jane Lewis

'Fenced In' by Jane Lewis - Credit: Archant

‘one4Art’ is an exciting new Art venue, based on the raised ground floor of No.14 Imperial Square (which also houses a boutique B&B – at the end of the terrace, right next to The Town Hall.

'Leicester Square' by Karen Brighton

'Leicester Square' by Karen Brighton - Credit: Archant

It is a new venture for Nick Purchase and Doug Chome Wilson, both Art lovers who have been collecting and dealing in Art for many years, with previous galleries in Sherborne and Bath. Ultimately the space will be used for one or two artist exhibitions, but the first show is of work by several artists to give the flavour and direction of the new gallery.


Maggie's - Credit: Archant

one4art will be opening with three evenings of private views starting on Thursday, May 30 at 6–8pm and then again on the Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Admittance is by invitation only but these are available directly from the gallery – – please state which evening you would like to attend.

Doug Chome Wilson and Nick Purchase

Doug Chome Wilson and Nick Purchase - Credit: Archant

Nick and Doug are delighted to have teamed up with the local cancer charity Maggie’s, and will be donating 5 per cent of all sales proceeds on the launch weekend to them.

Work by Cornish artist Steve Slimm

Work by Cornish artist Steve Slimm - Credit: Archant

From Monday, June 3, the opening hours will be 10.30am-6pm, Monday to Saturday or by appointment. The show will run for two weeks, finishing on Saturday, June 15 before becoming appointment only for two further weeks.

'Settlement' by Henrietta Duprey

'Settlement' by Henrietta Duprey - Credit: Archant

Nick Purchase, co-curator of one4art, says, “Cheltenham is a wonderful town with room for more art galleries, representing fantastic work by local, national and international artists. We have some interesting, previously unseen work in the pipe line. The exhibition space will also be used for talks and events, ranging from art subjects to wine tastings, making one4 into a local art club for its members on the one4art mailing list. If anyone would like to join, get invitations to shows and events, please apply by email.”

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Anna Mason, Community Fundraiser at Maggie’s, says, “We would like to thank Nick and Doug of one4art for supporting Maggie’s Cheltenham at their exciting opening. What a wonderful way to support local and national artists and also a great opportunity to raise awareness of Maggie’s.”


• If you would like to find out more about Maggie’s they hold a Maggie’s Welcome Experience on the last Wednesday of every month at 5.30pm for one hour at the centre on College Baths Road, Cheltenham GL53 7QB. Go along, have a cup of tea and experience your Maggie’s Centre. See for yourself how they can make a difference for people with cancer in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.