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Art At Cheslyn

Cheslyn house and gardens were left to Watford by Henry & Daisy Colbeck. The house and gardens are a real gem to Watford.

From May through to October we are once again hosting art exhibitions in the house. 

Entry to the house is free. 

Looking to gain some gallery experience or even to volunteer sometime back into the local community? We're looking for individuals to help with the exhibitions at Cheslyn by volunteering their time to steward and potentially help with the admin and hanging of exhibitions at the house. If you are interested please click here.

If you have any questions about volunteering or exhibiting at Cheslyn please do not hesitate to email us here.













Open May to October. Please check under the exhibitions for the opening times.

Programme for 2024:

10  May - 13 June 2024 : 

Tannaz Oroumchi -
An exhibition on an artistic look at Watford's architecture. Taking an abstract approach to architectural drawing to develop more experimental ways of creating and constructing buildings.  To see more of Tannaz Oroumchi's work click here.  

Alongside Tannaz's work Chaplins Furniture Ltd. will be exhibiting some special pieces to fit with the gardens and exhibiton. To see their show room and for more information please click here.

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday - Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Thursday 20 June - Saturday 29 June
BEEE Creative -
PERFORM TRANSFORM offers an opportunity to bring together artists, local museums and local communities to challenge the relationship between heritage and a sense of place and belonging. The mission of this project is to challenge inequality to cultural access and support members of our communities who experience disadvantage, to overcome barriers and offer a programme with tangible skills development and improved sense of wellbeing.  For more information please click here.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10 - 2pm

Friday 12 July - Sunday 4 August 2024
 A new group entry exhibition for professional artists to exhibit. Found out more here.
Please note the exhibition will close early at 2:30 pm on Sunday 21 July 2024.

7 August - 1 September 2024 
Fran Kershaw -
More information on the artist here

Graeme Roe - 
The paintings in this exhibition are in Roe's punk inspired style, hopefully portraying colour, energy, brutality, calmness, freedom, everything nature and punk has always been to Roe. One minute you may be smiling watching mother blue tit feeding her chicks a juicy worm, the next a Jay is ripping that chick out of the nest for her own chicks, the fragility of life, survival of the fittest enough said. More information on the artist here


October: A series of exhibitions over the weekends of different artists organised by a local art group. 

Thurs 3rd - Sun 6th,   Glynnis Abraham

Thurs 10th -  Sun 13th,  Mary Casserley & Lynn Hendry

Thurs 17th - Sun 20th,  Andrew Dixon

Thurs 24th - Sun 27th,  Paul Rowbottom & John Blackwell

Thurs 31st - Sun 3rd,  Russel Garner


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