6th – 10th September | Dancing With Colour | Lorraine Barker

Dancing With Colour is a solo exhibition by Lorraine Barker, featuring varied and colourful semi-abstract landscapes in mixed media.

Having had a very varied career, I discovered painting quite late, at the age of 40.  Starting with watercolours, and progressing onto oils and acrylics, I have subsequently found that mixed media affords me the most freedom of expression.  I am most interested in depicting the landscape, where I can focus on the shapes,  colours and textures to make what I hope are paintings which excite the eye.

I am currently teaching art to a small but enthusiastic group in Poulton, Cirencester,  and I find it both satisfying and stimulating to pass on my experience.




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.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


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