Spectrum and Atmosphere


10 – 16 August 2016

  • Spectrum & Atmosphere return to the Gardens Gallery featuring a varied and colourful display of original artwork, fused glass, crafts and embroidery.


  • Christine Smith likes to tackle a variety of subjects working in watercolour, acrylics and graphite.  Images include wildlife and scenes from home and abroad.  Jane Ware is a keen and enthusiastic local artist and enjoys creating happy memories in detailed ink and watercolour, from seagulls in St Ives, to sunsets in South Africa. Frances Arrow’s paintings are an exploration in colour, design and texture.  Impressions come from the Cotswolds and travels further afield then worked in watercolour with pastels or acrylics.  Complementing the paintings is the fused glassware designed by Caroline Priest ranging from decorative to useful and every piece unique.


  • This year we are joined by three new exhibitors

Alan Haylock brings a selection of paintings and very detailed drawings in ink featuring       local wildlife and rural scenes. Norrie Fyfe has a colourful collection of handmade items including bags, scarves and much more.

Geraldine Biard is a product and furniture designer from France.  She gets her inspiration from everywhere and everything and creates her embroideries from her French heritage.


Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Entry free

Beach by Frances Arrow Glass by Caroline Priest Strolling on the Prom by Christine Smith Tiger by Jane Ware




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.

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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