Sian Hemmings

‘Let The Flowers Grow’

12-18 March 2014


  • Sian Hemmings is a painter, photographer and teacher living in the Cotswolds.  She said, “I am happy to be showing some new paintings and photographs in the Gardens Gallery.  My work is based on the Landscape in its different forms and the Gardens Gallery, in Montpellier Gardens, is an ideal setting for it.  The paintings are abstract representations and produced in mixed media, where the photographs are more literal and reflect a different perspective’.
  • ‘Let the Flowers Grow’ is an exhibition of paintings and photographs whose subject matter is rooted in a deeply planted seed, ‘propagating’ a view of Landscape from many perspectives.  The paintings and photographs are a response to the merging and migrations of the urban, natural and represented landscape. Narratives interweave, disseminating information and creating knowledge, myth, movement and form.
  • Sian draws inspiration from many artists.  She admires the psychological expressions of light from contemporary artist, James Turrell and looks back to Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance artists for their inventiveness and diversity.
  • Sian loves dance and how dance spreads its own myths through movement and form and space.  She tries to incorporate dance’s movement and mode of expression into her work.
  • The exhibition aims to raise funds, through donations, for MacMillan Cancer Support and Kate’s Home Nursing.  ‘Both of the Charities’, says Sian, ‘are close to my heart.  ‘Let the Flowers Grow’ is a story of re-birth and the emerging new growth of Spring.   It embodies the natural cycle of life’.
  • If you are unable to make it to the exhibition but you still feel you would like to donate, then please follow the link below to the Just Giving website where you can find the ‘Let the Flowers Grow’ page which enables you to donate to either Macmillan or Kate’s Home Nursing.  They are both very worthy causes and both doing an amazing  service for the community.

Open daily 10am -5pm

Entry Free

All Images Copyright  Sian Hemmings 

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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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