My smallish exhibition at VAC gallery in Northwich is up and running - opens Thursday until May 3rd. One of 3 new exhibitions together with the best of the recent Open which has an extended run. sadly the last exhibition at the gallery before the lease runs out and they have to find alternative premises. Rents for commercial property in Northwich are very hight hence so many empty shops. Hopefully they can find somewhere thats affordable and central but it doesn't look too good so far. Fingers crossed. It's a shame as the gallery has attracted huge praise and interest from all quarters and the people running it are all artists in their own right and passionate about a community gallery - one the town desperately needs as there is nowhere else for artists to exhibit or meet. They also have interesting artist run workshops for lino cuts, fabric printing, poetry, knitting and all manner of other media that appeals to wider public.
A busy time in the Leigh/Jones household at the moment what with the "old students" show at Southend Art School concurrently and Archie has his Party Popper Gatling Gun showing at the 40 gallery
in Brighton until the end of the week.