MEANTIME was a space for the development and production of contemporary art in central Cheltenham from 2007 to 2014, presenting a year-round programme of artist-residencies, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and live events such as music, film and performance. MEANTIME supported artists to experiment and realise new work, and offered a resource for engagement in and discussion around current art practice. MEANTIME occupied a mid-point, neither an artist’s studio nor a gallery, but an active workspace somewhere between.

Visit the Archive to read about and view MEANTIME events and projects. Photos from all events can be viewed here. Projects are further discussed on the MEANTIME blog.


Exhibition proposals are being accepted for a new iteration of MEANTIME at Hardwick Gallery, a new initiative within the refurbished Hardwick campus at the University of Gloucestershire. The gallery will present a programme of public exhibitions, talks, workshops and discussions, and offers both a learning environment and a new regional centre to experience contemporary art.

The public programme at Hardwick Gallery is co-ordinated by Sarah Bowden, the former director of MEANTIME. At Hardwick Gallery, Sarah intends to build on MEANTIME’s commitment to artistic development and active public engagement, exploring the possibilities of a new model of institutional practice combining education and research with an outward facing artist-led initiative to create a rigorous and experimental context. 

See here for proposal guidelines.


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