Creative Photographers in Cheltenham

31 August – September 2016


“In their third collective exhibition Creative Photographers in Cheltenham (CPiC) present their work, “Focus”, at the Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham from Wednesday 31st August to Tuesday 6th September 2016.

  • Most of the group met on a Creative Photography Short Course at the University of Gloucestershire in 2009. Sharing a mutual interest in creative photography, they have met monthly as “CPiC” since then, with Claire Carroll joining the group recently. Their images, produced from using established and new techniques, are intended to challenge the viewer’s perception as to what is a good photograph.


  • This year’s exhibition is titled “Focus”. The word “Focus” has many meanings. For some photographers, it may mean the technical ability to produce an image with a clear, visual quality or a defined sharpness; for others it is the challenge of producing an image which deliberately lacks technical focus but which is still visually appealing. For the viewer it is about the photographer’s ability to draw their attention to a point of interest or the most important aspect of a picture, whether in or out of focus.


  • The photographers exhibiting are Helen Dewbery ARPS, Sandra Prowse LRPS, Rowan Hull, Sarah Farooqi, Matthew Siller, Claire Carroll, Linda Kirkhope, Felicity Travis and Isobel Laing.



Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Entry free

8 - Butterfly Grange Hill by Claire Carroll Natures Pattern by Matt Siller Spiral Staircase, Melk Abbey, Linda Kirkhope

Rodmarton - Sunlit Topiary Garden in the Wintertime.

Rodmarton – Sunlit Topiary Garden in the Wintertime.




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:


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