For The Love Of Paint

Jackie Harrison

25 September – 1 October 2013


  • Art has always been a thread running through the life of Jackie Harrison. As a child she spent many enjoyable times wandering through art galleries with her mother and later shared her love of art with her grandchildren.
  • Jackie was a nurse in the Royal Navy and has always been drawn to water living by the sea, and later spending three years near the Spanish coast for coast where the quality of light and vividness of colour sparked her creative imagination. She also became involved in canal restoration projects in Rochdale and later in Stroud.
  • Jackie Studied art for Four years and since then has been experimenting freely using photography and the medium of paint to produce art works that express her love of life.  She has shown works in a variety of group and solo exhibitions in Cardiff and in the Stroud area.
  • About half of the works are created and framed using mainly recycled materials frames created from papier mache becoming in some instance an integral part of the work.
  • How often do you come across something that lifts your spirits and makes you smile? This exhibition should do exactly that.  With their bursts of colour these paintings are tactile celebrations of the sensuous richness of paint.

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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 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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