New Changes to the gallery
Article DATE 21st JUNE 2014
Work started on updating the gallery in the middle of June 2013 when two sections of the ceiling in the craft hall had fallen down and needed to be repaired along with the ceiling in the ladies toilets, the outside of the property also needed to be rendered as parts of the wall had fallen into disrepair. The guttering also needed attention as damp was getting into the gallery. All this has now been repaired and complies with current regulations and fire safety.
The craft hall has also undergone a lick of paint to brighten it up and make the space look clean, open and fresh as the craft hall is a beautiful part of the gallery with its architectural wooden ornate church beams giving the ceiling a magnificent feature.
JUNE 2017 Update
The next stage for the gallery to ensure it thrives into the next ten years is really important. We have decided to use the magnificent space the gallery has to offer for not only exhibiting Walters original paintings in the Main Gallery but to offer a centre for alternative therapies ranging from various gallery functions, art events and classes. These will be held next to the Main Gallery in the old Craft Hall and Stage Area which also has a beautiful Coffee Lounge area with Kitchen. We took down the boards that covered the windows in the Coffee Lounge revealing once again the green trees outside, this made the room a relaxing space and no longer giving it that claustrophobic feel, allowing the natural light to shine into the room.
Summer 2017, A lot of extremely hard work had to take place to gradually get the kitchen operational again with new cooker, microwave, coffee machine, coffee grinder, and new dishwasher. It was a sense of achievement when we were awarded a five star hygiene rating.