Light and Life on the Shoreline

27th May – 2nd June 2015

Nicki Gwynn-Jones


  • A personal take on the birds that inhabit the shorelines and lagoons of Florida and Norfolk.
  • From the hustle and bustle of communal feeding to the peace and quiet of nap time, I try to capture the essence of the birds that I encounter.  I prefer to find sympathetic backdrops such as water and sky, and high key light is what I love best –  without any distracting elements the birds become the stars of the show.   Their lives are inextricably linked to the life of the tides, the weather and to human behaviour and they are many things to me; from the elegant egrets to the tiniest sandpipers, they can be feisty, sweet, majestic, funny, always beautiful and always a joy to be around.
  • I was awarded a Fellowship in Visual Art by the Royal Photographic Society in 2012 and have work in private collections all over the world.  I am a member of both the Arena Group of Photographers and Landscape Collective UK.


Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free

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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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