Out of the flood a new and exciting venture emerged for Seagulls. We have been lucky enough to take on an extra building and have been busily developing our latest expansion: The Gallery, an exhibtion and workshop space for community and artists to use.
Over the last 5 months we have been beavering away working out how we can make this venture work. We are keen to develop our brand and have a vision in mind. Its only draw back is the lack of heating and therefore extreme cold in winter.
So far we have cleaned the space, white washed a few walls and run an upcycling workshop to celebrate Social Saturday. Our Beauty From The Flood exhibition officially makes The Gallery open to the public.
We are working with the Leeds based artist Leon Varga on a collaboration to produce an exhibition exploring identity, print and portraiture in relation to Seagulls staff and volunteers. The exhibition is set for April 2017.
We are hoping to develop the space for visiting artists to exhibit their work and have a series of shows throughout the year. This is in the early stages, so criteria and costs are still be worked on. Please do enquire if you have an exhibtion in mind.