Greyladyes Arts Foundation (GAF) was founded to preserve the Grade II listed Greyladyes Chapel in Old Bursledon, Hampshire, and convert it into an exciting Arts and Heritage centre to serve the local and wider community. The project started in May 2005 and GAF is now a major provider of Arts and Heritage in Hampshire.
Our year-round programme of art, exhibitions, theatre, music, workshops, courses and social activities encourages visitors from both the local community of Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire as well as neighbouring counties.
What We Do
GAF puts on a wide range of Performance Art, in conjunction with Hog the Limelight, Hampshire rural touring arts scheme. In addition, GAF also has readings, comedy and a wide variety of performances.
Through out the years GAF has had a number of exhibitions of local artists including Jill Mitchell, Kirstin White, Hampshire Open Studios and Hamble Community Collage.
If you would like to exhibit at The GAF Centre please email Leanne on Leanne@gaf.org.uk
Classes & Workshops
Since its inception GAF has run a series of Art Classes for both Adults and Children. Workshops and classes are held, during the evening as well as daytime to suit all needs. Classes have included;
Water Colours for advanced and beginners, Felt Making, Photography as well as Jewellery making.
Since GAF began it has had strong ties with the children in the local community, these activities have included an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, Anchors Away for Agincourt, African Art Workshop and Christmas Latern building.
In addition to restoring the Grade II listed building GAF holds an archive of photographs and information about Bursledon and the surrounding Hamble Valley. GAF also hold events, talks and workshops about the history and heritage of the local area with special emphasis on boat building and marine activities
The GAF Centre not only meets its aims through providing arts & heritage events and activities but also hosts a range of community events. Recent Activities have included Coffee Mornings, Plant Sales and Autumn Fairs.