30th May – 5th June 2018 – More Than Just An Image – Dawn Peacey, Oliver Stephens, Joanne Humphreys & Becky Dick

An exhibition of recent work from Joanne Humphreys, Becky Dick, Oliver Stevens and Dawn Peacy.

Bringing together four Gloucestershire based artists. ‘More than just an image…..Untitled’ is an eclectic mix of contemporary sculpture, painting and drawing covering overlays of mediums, giving the viewer an exciting visual experience.

Each artist takes on the challenge of what is real and what we imagine through the exploration of their preferred medium.

Open from 10am – 6pm 5th May to 5th June 2018.

I’m a self-taught artist & have been painting for as long as I can remember. I have a wide range of styles & subject matter from fantastical imaginary worlds to classical landscapes! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy painting them.

Contact details:

Email: Dawnpeacey1@hotmail.com
Telephone: 07766042834

Oliver Stephens is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Gloucestershire. His work largely comprises of painting and drawing and is produced using a variety of mediums. His work has focused on many different themes ranging from; the existential, still life, ceramic tile designs, architecture, the spiritual, religious imagery, portraiture and gestural abstract painting. He generally loves to capture in some way anything he finds to be interesting visually. All of his paintings and other works are very different from one another, but they often seem to ‘work’ together. He likes their uniqueness because they form a sort of metaphor for humanity, our differences, diversity and our surroundings. His recent focus has been painting in a rather decorative manner, which is particularly suited to the modern home.

Contact details:

Email: oliverstephens@tiscali.co.uk
Telephone: 07599218873

Joanne Humphreys has been a practising artist for 35 years. She has sold work internationally mainly in oils and watercolours. Her current work focuses on a camouflage of colour and pattern inspired by nature in response to current environmental issues.

Contact details:
Email: Joanne.humphreys@gmail.com                                                           

Telephone: 07470212648
Website: www.joannehumphreysartist.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johumphreys64
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanneartist/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joartist/

Becky Dick is a textile artist and taxidermist based in Stroud, Gloucestershire also known as “Taxtiles”. Taxtiles is a merge of two words “Textile & Taxidermy” Breaking the boundaries between textile and taxidermy. Experimenting with the techniques used in taxidermy to create bespoke luxury items for the home and office. Established by Becky Dick in 2014. Graduated in 2015 First Class Honours BA (Hons) Decorative Arts, specialised in 3D Textiles/Embroidery and taxidermy. The techniques used in the textile taxidermy are from traditional taxidermy translated into fabric, using sustainable yarns, threads and fabric. Becky then developed the technique which she calls weave-binding. None of the textile taxidermy has any part of an animal or bird inside it. The textile taxidermy is also referred to as “vegan taxidermy”. As well as textile sculpture, Becky has been doing traditional taxidermy since 2014, trained by professional taxidermist David Keningale. Specialising in mammals and birds. Additionally, Becky has also had training from specialist bird taxidermist Carl Church.

​Contact details:
Email: contact@taxtiles.com
Telephone: 07712706750
Website: www.taxtiles.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/taxtiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taxtiles/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taxtiles_/




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.

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