A New Art gallery for Ringstead
Some years ago, Ringstead lost the wonderful Art Gallery beside the Gin Trap Inn but now art is back, not in a historic or purpose-built building, but in the garage of a home.
Photographer Hanneke Robson and her husband Derek moved to Ringstead two years ago for a peaceful retirement. But delight in their new environs soon gave way to bigger plans and a new project was born. Earlier this year, Derek and Hanneke rented a piece of land on Peddars Way South with plans to create a flower meadow.
To pay for this venture, they needed funds. The idea of selling Hanneke’s photographs from their garage became an exciting option. Without (too much) protest Derek lost his man-cave and the gallery was on its way.
During the past months and in the teeth of Covid, Hanneke widened her ambition and acquired the work of 14 Norfolk artists including three members of WNAA: Barbara King, Julie Clark and Alison D’Oyley. Sought after works of Chris Orgill, Nicholas Elliot and Vanda Richards are also on display. `I am truly humbled,’ she says, `that these wonderful artists have put their trust in me. Their work is outstanding.’ The art Hanneke chooses is closely linked to the environment and there is something here for everyone: from impressive oils to sculpture, craft and greetings cards. Gallery commission of 20% goes in full to the creation of Peddars Meadow.
The Gallery, comprising three rooms, is open Thursday to Sunday 1pm – 5pm.
Out of hours appointments can be made. All Covid rules apply and face masks must be worn.
The Garage Studio
44 Docking Road
t: 01485 525 715
www.thegaragestudionorfolk.co.uk is under construction.