Mike Coldicott

11 – 17 December 2013


 “A highly original photographer with an eye for the unusual arrangements of everyday objects.” Mullaly,T. Arts column, Daily Telegraph

  • For over thirty years Mike Coldicott has worked as a freelance advertising photographer. Today, he focuses his creativity on capturing the landscape. His commitment to his art is boundless; he will get up in the middle of the night and drive miles to frame a perfect sunrise.


  • Mike started his career with the leading advertising agency Harrison Cowley where he specialised in studio and location photography. He was later invited to set up a photographic department based in Leamington; travelling extensively throughout Britain, Europe and the Middle East.


  • In 1981 Mike started his own studio and quickly built up an impressive client list. He gained a reputation for creative photography in both the commercial and cultural worlds; his commissions led him on a number of diverse and stimulating shoots. These included an acclaimed studio session for Laney with Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, and a Welsh quarry shoot for Subaru cars, which was featured in the Sunday Times colour supplement.


  • His series of images for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery was commended in the press and he also received a Kodak Business Calendar Award, which was presented to him at The Royal Albert Hall.


  • In 2008 Mike moved to Cheltenham and was able to devote all his time to his love of fine art photography. Over the last 5 years he has travelled widely at home and abroad, and has collected images of some truly unique locations.


  • The essence of Mike’s photographic vision can be seen in his debut exhibition, ‘Monochrome’, at The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier, Cheltenham from 11th-17th December 2013.

* All images are subject to copyright – All rights Reserved

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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.

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