Rebecca Morris, Tracey Turner, Emmy Franks

10-16 December 2014


  • Rebecca Morris is a Cheltenham-based artist who studied Fine Art and Photography at the University of Gloucestershire before going onto a career in broadcast journalism. She has returned to her artistic roots over the last few years and works out of her Montpellier studio. Rebecca draws inspiration from her walks on the hills around Cheltenham and uses the changing light, texture and colour of the Cotswolds in her work. She is currently enjoying working on a large scale on abstract landscapes in acrylic and oil.


  • Emmy Franks studied art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then Camberwell College of Arts where she specialised in drawing.  After a break following the births of her two children, Emmy now prints and paints from her kitchen in the Christchurch area of Cheltenham.  Most of the work exhibited here is produced using paper stencils and an etching press, a process which involves building up layers of colour to give depth to the simple and distilled imagery of the stencils. This process produces single unique images (monoprints).  She also works in woodcuts, which she hand prints.  The works in this exhibition are concerned with texture, shape and colour and our emotional response to the natural world.
  • Tracey Turner is a textile artist, particularly drawn to contemporary monochromatic works. Her love of texture and sewing have always played an important role in her life, from making clothes for her children, to cushions and beanbags for her home.  For the first time she is able to dedicate more time working out of her barn in the Cotswolds, creating her own fabrics using wet felting methods and working these into small and large abstract panels. She is inspired by winter, its more restricted palettes and its demands of warm, soft textures, but more recently, shots of colour from the Cotswold landscape are influencing her works.


Open daily 10am-5pm

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The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow https://tinyurl.com/MontpellierGardens for a history of the gardens and https://www.facebook.com/MontpellierGardens/about for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

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