We are here primarily, to provide exhibition space for local artists and the Gallery is run and staffed entirely by volunteers. Membership runs from February to December each year. This year membership fees are £25. We take 25% commission on any of your work which sells. Your fee and any commission help collectively with running costs; rent, rates, and public liability insurance.
See the Full Terms and Conditions page for how we operate since the Government shut down on March 23rd 2020
THE GALLERY YEAR
We hold two Submissions days (exact dates on the home page of this website and in our Email newsletter) when old and new members, whatever type of work you do, bring work and join the Gallery.
do not bring business cards in unless they are attached as a label to your work
After Submission days the Committee arranges the Gallery ready for opening to the public in Mid March.
If you have missed submission days, you can also join by calling into the Gallery when we are open, any time except the opening weekend, which is always busy.
Our volunteer Custodian on duty will process your membership fee and check your work. You can help by reading the advice below on this page and arriving well before closing time.
When you join the Gallery you will be asked to fill a form in with your contact details. We use these to email Newsletters to you, to phone you when a hanging painting sells and to post any money owed to you.
We ask you to change your unsold work after 13 weeks to keep the Gallery refreshed for visitors.
Once you have joined, you are entitled to submit your work for display within our allocations and the only judgement we make is on the quality of presentation. We ask you to only submit work that is legal within copyright law, see T&C
each year we hold Collection days when members collect all their work. The Committee then cleans and refurbishes the Gallery ready for Submission days.