The Tree & The Three Rivers

Thursday 11th January 2024 - Wednesday 17th January 2024

Location: 142 Hamilton Road, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, UK


Dave O’Flaherty and Mike Howlett met at Art on The Prom last year and are making a debut at 142 Gallery this week


Dave tells us “A remarkable chain of events this past summer has seen me realise the need to put out the special message about our stunning and unique microclimate in the Deben peninsula. The brilliant 142 gallery gives ordinary people the chance to reach out & express themselves”

Working with Mike, whose stunning photography breaths life and new dimension into his studies, they have created a unique exhibition here in Felixstowe, launching this Thursday 11th January.

“Mike’s talent was obvious from the day we met at Art on The Prom. I invited him to come back to Felixstowe to show his work in an art gallery” says Dave. “An exhibition wasn’t what I had in mind immediately but the stunning exhibition in November by Sarah Figlio changed all that, and with years of experience with Tracy Barritt Brown on exhibitions, I saw an opportunity for both Mike and me to share our talents on a bigger stage. My work will be showcased by six remote installations on a trail around town I challenge you to venture out before and during after the exhibition and donate £3 next door to St Elizabeth Hospice”

Both the St Elizabeth and St Philips will benefit from the exhibition.


142 Gallery, 142 Hamilton Road Felixstowe IP11 7DS. From Thursday 11th Jan – Wednesday 17th Jan. Opening Reception from 6pm on Thursday 11th, all welcome.

Trail info

The Remote Installation Trail – By Dave O’Flaherty

Welcome to the Tree and the Three Rivers Exhibition Remote Installation Trail Challenge.

Visit Felixstowe readers are invited to embark on this exciting journey to discover as many remote installations as possible.

1. **Saint Elizabeth’s Hospice Charity Shop (Hamilton Road, Felixstowe)**
– Visit the charity shop next to the 142 Gallery on Hamilton Road.
– Contribute £3 towards the trail.
– Head down Hamilton Road, passing Iceland, to find Felixstowe’s town center allotment in transition.
– Explore the allotment’s developments, including a new asparagus bed for the Saint Philip’s Community Pop-Up Shop.

2. **18 Garrison Lane, Felixstowe**
– Travel down Orwell Road, passing churches, and park near the end.
– Walk into Garrison Lane to discover a garden with a no-dig flower patch, showcasing Agapanthus plants and iris flowers.

3. **Coppiced Willow Trees in Langer Park**
– Walk down to Lidl car park and enter Langer Park.
– Explore the four coppiced willow trees, providing archways for various events.

4. **Undercliff Road and Promenade Exploration**
– Walk along Undercliff Road, passing Smith Family Funeral Service and Undercliff Laundry.
– Head to the promenade and continue north to enjoy the beaches and collect driftwood.

5. **Beach Road East**
– Explore the beautiful flower gardens of the last two houses before Berners Road.
– Appreciate the specially designed all-year-round white front garden in the corner house.

6. **Brook Lane and Wildlife Oasis**
– Turn left into Brook Lane and discover a collection of bushes and a rockery.
– Observe the diverse wildlife, which can include  foxes, cats, squirrels, badgers, rabbits, hedgehogs, deer, birds of prey, and various garden birds.

7. **Number 62 Brook Lane**
– Walk back down Brook Lane to a small block of flats at number 62.
– Explore the converted patio area with pots and tubs, and notice the recently planted tree.

Remember to inform Dave at the gallery after completing the trail and consider visiting Saint Elizabeth’s Hospice Shop or Saint Philip’s Community Pop-Up Shop in Wadgate Road, Felixstowe. Enjoy the adventure!

Map and directions