6th-12th Sept – Philip Johnson, Molly Abbott and Claudia Araceli

6th – 12th September 2017

  • Claudia’s paintings are inspired by energy, light and atmosphere, the subject matter is of lesser importance to her. She paints almost exclusively plein air, finding it exciting not knowing what will capture her attention next.
  • Landscapes, seascapes and the elements have always been Molly’s starting points, though now she is  beginning to reference architecture as well.  The ideas come together with her other loves – colour, texture and pattern. 
  • Philips work refers to landscape and the environment.  He works his prints from drawings made in the field.  The etchings and prints reflect not only that experience but the medium he used at the time.

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Entry Free




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:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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