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The Burlington Gallery

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Tucked away at the back of The Courtyard in Montpellier is The Burlington Gallery, a treasure trove of affordable contemporary art, unique jewellery, glassware, bronzes and nick-knacks galore – a perfect place to find that quirky Christmas gift.

Owned by Robert Cox for the past two years, the Burlington Gallery moved to its current location 12 months ago and Robert is busy stocking up for the festive season and planning his next exhibition.

The space may be small but the walls are filled with vibrant colour with work displayed by both established and emerging artists.

People are warmly welcomed into the gallery by both Robert and his beautiful Jack Russell, Rosie. Robert said: “Rosie is a real character, people often drop in here just to see her and give her treats.” Robert is happy to advise visitors on the art he has on display, and also has an online shop with lots more available to order.

Robert said: “I’m looking forward to the Gallery being busy in the run up to Christmas and I pride myself on quality art and jewellery at very affordable prices.“

During November the exhibition space will be given over to the work of Somerset Moore, a Painswick-based artist who specialises in seascapes using pastels. Last month featured new additions to Burlington resident artist Robert Goldsmith’s range of fabulous Cheltenham scenes and oil paintings by Spanish artist, Hose Ferrandiz Esteve.

Robert buys some of the art in from publishing houses but is often approached by talented local people keen to promote their work.

Among the original paintings and limited edition prints are small and intricate bronzes of animals by Butler and Peach; handmade silver jewellery from the Forest of Dean; a superb range of fishtail glass pieces by Allister Malcolm and unique glass and metal coasters, placemats and glass wall or table panels by Gregg Anston Rice which are proving to be a very popular line.

Robert also sells a selection of greetings cards, carefully chosen to echo the themes of the Gallery. And it is one of the few places in Cheltenham to offer a bespoke framing service.

Robert said: “Although small, we exhibit a wide range of work ensuring, we hope, to satisfy the most discerning taste. Whether you are seeking a gift, a piece to enhance your own home or work for a corporate setting we can always be of help.”

The Burlington Gallery is based at 10, The Courtyard and Robert is extending a warm welcome to customers old and new this Christmas season. It’s truly a hidden gem in a beautiful setting. Take a peek at the website www.theburlingtongallery.co.uk for a closer look at what the gallery has to offer and enjoy!