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

Visit the Archive to read about and view MEANTIME residencies, projects and live events. Additional photos can be viewed here. Projects are further discussed by guest contributors on the MEANTIME blog.

Post-venue, MEANTIME produced "We Are Moving", a project to document and respond to changes taking place on Cheltenham Lower High Street as it undergoes redevelopment. This culminated in a collection of photographs, audio and video recordings, archive material and artistic responses that were collated into a publication and exhibited at The Wilson in January 2016, along with a symposium discussing who and what the 21st century High Street is for. More information at

In 2017, MEANTIME is producing Love St Peter’s, Love St Paul’s, a collaboration between Hardwick Gallery and Take A Part in partnership with an Art Action Group of residents from the communities of St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Cheltenham, to discover, support and develop creative practice in the area. The project is funded by Arts Council England, St Peter’s & The Moors Big Local, the University of Gloucestershire, and the Janet Trotter Trust.


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