Malvern seems to attract and inspire artists. The Malvern art scene is a vibrant one, with nationally renowned artists from numerous fields.
Several artists are located within a community at The Fold in Bransford. You can visit them here and also eat at an excellent cafe which serves locally produced, organic food.
Three notable art galleries in the Malvern area feature local artists work, Blue Ginger in Stiffords Bridge, Iapatus gallery on Belle Vue Terrace at the top of Church Street in Great Malvern and, near Iapatus, Malvern Hills Gallery opposite the Unicorn Inn on Worcester Road in Great Malvern. The Malvern Hills Gallery is run by the Malvern Hills Art and Crafts Guild.
The individual artists of note in the area are so numerous and diverse, we can never hope to mention them all. Many local artists exhibit through the Malvern Hills Art and Crafts Guild and examples of their work can be seen on that website.
Malvern and the surrounding areas are also home to the following artists of note:
Anthony Bridge - Oil paintings of Malvern
Rod Shaw - Paintings inspired by walks around the UK
Gilly Hancock - Local landscape scenes in oils and pencil sketches
eek batik - Bakit workshops for adults, children or the whole family. Also beautiful, fun batik art to buy. Commissions also accepted
Silverfish Designs - silver jewellery influenced by interplay of light and texture
Anna Clifton - jewellery which combines precious and recycled materials
Shivani - handcrafted precious jewellery incorporating gemstones
Sam Hemming - handmade glass and gemstone beadwork
Ceramics and Pottery
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter - remarkable clay and pottery experiences designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities
Garry Jones - raku and smoke fired farm animals with a quirky twist
Karen Johns Designs - beautifully striking costume, textiles and graphic design
Janis Presbury Designs - hand made miniture bears
Philippa Day - Quirky yet elegant bags and purses
Rose Garrard - A sculptor whose work can be seen around Malvern and her work exhibited at galleries across the world.
Sarah Cotterill - sculpture for the home and garden inspired by magic, myth and nature
Dave Jackson, The Stick Smith - rustic furniture, wood turning, hurdle screens and woven garden product.
Theatre, Workshops and Entertainment
Mr Doo - Nationally renowned clown. Walkabout entertainment, shows, circus skills workshops, comedy cyclist
ReAction Theatre Makers - innovative physical theatre with a focus on mental well-being
Other art which does not fit easily above
Yoke and Zoom - resident artists who also run a gallery on the platform of Worcester Foregate Street Station
Malvern School of Art