• Elidh Gardiner

How to join and submit work safely by appointment

It is impossible to keep everyone safe if we keep to our old ways of doing things.In the past, I often walked into the Gallery during the year when it was full of visitors to submit cards, or bring a new painting and added my submissions to the confusion on the desk.

I could not do that now; the desk where the Custodian sits does not need the contamination from my bags and contents, the Custodian needs to manage visitor numbers, not get all my paperwork out on demand.

In future I will make an appointment by emailing the Gallery and arrive by 9.45 - 10 am on the day arranged, sanitising my hands as I enter. I will have until 10.30, Gallery opening time, to unpack my submissions in the Studio. I will complete all my paperwork in the Studio. I'll wipe the table I was using and take all my packaging home. I won't even be breaking the current law, I am allowed to meet with one other household after all, as long as I socially distance.

So if you want to join, or submit more work you MUST make an appointment to do so. Please do not phone the Gallery, Georgia and Elidh will be making appointments by email. Please do not just turn up, you will be politely asked to make an appointment! With an appointment, everything will be waiting for you in the Studio, do not go up to the Gallery until your work is unpacked, processed and labelled. Please bring a face covering if you want to look round the Gallery when you have finished

From 4 July:

  • you can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble.


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