Take Five

Antje Smith, Barbara Holt, Mike Nadin, Mick Walsh and Alwyn Wilson

18 – 24 September 2013


  • The exhibition will be an eclectic mix of work produced over recent years by five local artists. The work includes watercolours, acrylics, oils as well as mixed media across a variety of subject matter.
  • Barbara Holt has been painting for four and a half years. Starting with watercolour and inspired by Darlas Hunter, she has since had the opportunity to acquire both knowledge and support from the artist Trevor Waugh. This has enabled her to explore oil painting and develop her personal interpretation of scenes.
  • Mike Nadin took up painting seven years ago working mainly in watercolour. He is a member of the Cheltenham Art Club and regularly exhibits with the club and at Art in the Park. Mike is also a keen photographer.
  • Mick Walsh has an interest in Art since school and through to his studies for a Bachelor of Education degree. He took up painting six years ago following retirement working in acrylics, watercolours and pastels. He has exhibited at the Gardens Gallery, Lower Slaughter, Art in the Woods and Art in the Park in Cheltenham.
  • Alwyn Wilson has been able to indulge in her interest in art following retirement. She particularly enjoys trying to portray the tranquillity and atmosphere of the beauty in landscapes. Her formative years were spent in Lake District and this still influences her choice of subjects.
  • Antje Smith took up painting some 15 years ago working mainly in watercolours, acrylics and oils. She has exhibited at various locations around Gloucestershire.

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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.

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  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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