Stephen Belinfante

16 – 22 October 2013


  • Following a degree in Fine Art from Reading University, Stephen decided to combine his career as an artist with teaching. The teaching soon took over, and studio work was sidelined for 20 years!


  • Stephen taught art and music at Cleeve school until 1989, when he was appointed School Arts Inspector for Worcestershire Children’s Services.


  • During his career, Stephen has also worked as arts adviser, Ofsted inspector and GCSE examiner.


  • Since retirement from his work in education, Stephen has spent his time fully engaged in art and music. A regular contributor to COS (Cheltenham Open Studios) he has exhibited across Cheltenham, and has presented a solo show at the Curve Gallery in Churchdown. Stephen also plays French horn for Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts the Cheltenham Cantilena Orchestra and sings in the Tewkesbury and District Choral Society.


  • Stephen makes paintings using a variety of materials, ranging from collaged paper to acrylic and household paints.


  • His primary concern is playing games with light, shape and space.


  • It has been said that Stephen’s work is a riot of vibrant colour, great fun and full of life.


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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.

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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