The Museum Of Light

Felicity Travis, Helen Dewbery ARPS, Isobel Laing, Linda Kirkhope, Matthew Siller, Rob Colley, Rowan Hull, Sandra Prowse LRPS and Sarah Farooqi

20-26 August 2014


  • “In their second collective exhibition Creative Photographers in Cheltenham (CPiC) present their work, “The Museum of Light”, at the Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham from Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th August 2014.
  • Most of the group met on a Creative Photography Short Course at the University of Gloucestershire in 2009. Sharing a mutual interest in the creative side of photography, they have met monthly as “CPiC” since then. 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 title originates from a collaborative project between CPiC and Poetry Factory, a Cheltenham-based group of poets. The outcome, a limited edition anthology of poems and images of the same name, was launched at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival in April 2014.
  •  The experience of responding photographically to the written word provided a new challenge for the photographers, giving them fresh creative avenues to pursue during and since the collaboration. The images on display  demonstrate the different direction each photographer has taken in responding to the title, “The Museum of Light”.
  • The photographers exhibiting are Helen Dewbery ARPS, Sandra Prowse LRPS, Rowan Hull, Sarah Farooqi, Matthew Siller, Rob Colley, Linda Kirkhope, Felicity Travis and Isobel Laing.
  • Original photographs, limited edition prints, postcards and greetings cards will be available to purchase at the exhibition. You will also be able to meet the photographers.


Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free

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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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