Harmony – GradGallery


  11 – 17 July 2012


  • This summer, members of the illustration collective GradGallery present their new exhibition, “Harmony”, at the Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham from Wednesday 11th to Tuesday 17th July 2012. This is GradGallery’s second show in Cheltenham after their successful 2011 exhibition “Illustration”.


  • The collective GradGallery was established in 2010 by a group of University College Falmouth Illustration graduates. The aim of the collective is to exhibit as a group around the country and to promote illustration to a wider audience.


  • The name “Harmony” is inspired by the Cheltenham Music Festival, which will be running at the same time as the exhibition. It also reflects how each artists work, although very different in style and subject, work harmoniously alongside each other.


  • The work on display will show an exciting range of disciplines within the practice of illustration. These include children’s illustration, editorial and advertising work, photography, greetings card designs, and fashion illustration. The artists use a variety of media, ranging from watercolour to collage.


  • Since their last Cheltenham show members of the collective have returned to their various bases around the country, including Gloucestershire and the south west, working on commissions and further study. It is our Falmouth connection that once again brings us and our work together to exhibit once more in such unique setting that is The Gardens Gallery.


  • The collective are hoping that this exhibition will showcase illustration, as an alternative to fine art, to a broader and more diverse audience. Artists exhibiting include Sophia Bloxham, Lucy Boden, Liz Clayton, Dawn Brown, Laura Elliot, Michael Gambriel, Amy Brazier, Philip Matthews, Emma Ridgway, Alice Worthington and Amberin Huq.


  • Original artworks, limited edition prints, postcards and greetings cards will be available to purchase at the exhibition. You will also be able to meet the artists whose work is on show.


  • For further information about us or individual artists please visit the GradGallery website www.gradgallery.co.uk

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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.

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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