Art Show

‘Art Show’ Karen Bowers, Elisabeth Turfrey and Emilia Nylen

5 – 11 December 2012


  • Themes of landscape and nature, relationships, absence, and loss will all feature in The Gardens Gallery ‘Art Show’, which includes fine art and photography from local graduate MA Fine Artists and a BA photography student from Gloucestershire University.


  • Elisabeth  Turfreys work is concerned with recording objects as a substitution  in place of loss and absence. She does this by recording the ‘domestic flotsam’ of everyday life.

‘The photographs allow me to mediate my world and attempt to reconcile the past.’


  • Emilia Nylén work is about recording the shape, structure and fabric of the human body. It visually explores the embodiment of the intimate relationship between people and the human anatomy in its purest form.

“By using alternative processes and an open minded approach I am innovating nude photography and its portraiture qualities.”


  • Karen Bowers paintings explore her interest in the macro and micro of the landscape. Her work is trying to capture moments that may go unnoticed.

“I am interested in painting the experience of a place, through my close observation of landscape and nature”


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Karen Bowers, Elisabeth Turfrey and Emilia Nylen




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 for a history of the gardens and 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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