Five Leicestershire Galleries feature in the first Good Galleries Guide
The guide features seven regional galleries, five of which are based in Leicestershire and Rutland. Each gallery has something unique - from the Ferrers Gallery with its three floors and exhibitions, to an on-site jewellery at the Made Gallery in Uppingham and creative workshops held at both Wistow Gallery and Itch Gallery in Oakham. The Gallery at Sutton Bonnington even has a garden train track!
The seven galleries featured are;
Ferrers Gallery at Staunton Harold, near Ashby de la Zouch
Itch Gallery in Oakham
Made Gallery in Uppingham
Wistow Gallery at Wistow
The Gallery at Sutton Bonnington
Studio 61 at Leashaw near Matlock
Focus Gallery, Nottingham
Rachael Chambers has owned Ferrers Gallery for over 12 years, Rachael is a creative business mentor and writes as Contemporary Craft Editor for craft&design magazine. Rachael is well known for her support of the crafts industry and sees this as a further step in supporting the industry she feels so passionately about.
“I see the Good Galleries Guide as a way of collectively promoting and supporting the crafts industry, not only by bringing independent galleries together but celebrating British Craftsmanship and the hundreds of small British business these galleries support.”
“The East Midlands has some fantastic independently owned galleries situated in stunning rural locations and thriving towns. I want the general public to find out about these hidden gems and enjoy purchasing something that is well made, handmade and unique.”
You can pick up your copy of the Good Galleries Guide at any of the listed galleries as well as local Tourist Information Centres. The Good Galleries Guide also has a facebook page where you can find information about events and activities happening at the member galleries.