Wild Worlds Scratch Project

The Wilson

6th-19th April 2016

  • Wild Worlds is an extraordinary and immersive exhibition coming to The Wilson from 25 June to 4 September 2016. To test ideas and exhibition concepts, The Wilson has hosted a number of ‘scratch’ sessions with school groups and families. The display at the Gardens Gallery will show some of the ideas that have emerged from this process, and offer visitors the chance to share their own ideas and try their hand at some of the activities that will enrich the exhibition.
  • Wild Worlds (25 June to 4 September) is an extraordinary exhibition transporting visitors through an immersive and engaging experience based on the theme of mystical stories of animals and fantastical creatures. Drawn from the extensive ceramics collection at Aberystwyth University, the exhibition focuses on the work of 20th century and contemporary Welsh, English, European, Mexican, South African and Chinese ceramicists. The collection reveals how animals are used to represent stories and cultural messages, and to evoke emotions.
  • Taking inspiration from the collection, commissioned artists will transform an entire gallery into a completely immersive environment for families – this is an exhibition full of discovery, performance and storytelling! Look out for accompanying summer activities too!

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Entry free




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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