Aldeburgh Gallery

Aldeburgh Gallery

 

The gallery can be hired for exhibitions throughout the year. New and established artists exhibit, with many returning annually.

Bookings for 2019 exhibitions are now being taken. For details and terms of letting contact Margaret on 01728 454168 or email arts@aldeburghartsgallery.co.uk

Hire information

 
The Aldeburgh Gallery is a light and airy space, a professional Art Gallery, established 24 years ago, it has helped to establish and promote thousands of artists over the years.
 
The gallery is set in the centre of Aldeburgh's busy high street, which has thousands of visitors each year. Open seven days a week, it has a regular following of visitors for its ever changing weekly exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibiting mostly painters, printmakers, 2 and 3-D artists and craft makers, the gallery attracts prominent and new artists, from around the Suffolk coast and the British Isles.
 
The gallery can be hired on a weekly basis by visiting artists and we aim to come up with a programme of new, innovative and exciting exhibitions throughout the year.
 
The Aldeburgh Gallery promotes the weekly exhibitions with its newly updated website and newsletter and with a printed gallery programme which goes to the visitors on our mailing list. We also promote the gallery in art and local magazines. Artists are also encouraged to their own promoting and advertising to support their exhibitions.
 
Facilities
There is a fully equipped kitchen for your private views with glasses provided and a loo on the first floor for the artist's use.
 
There is a payment card machine for artist's use and phones can also be used for taking payments.
 
Before you make a booking and pay a deposit you should read the terms and conditions for your own guidance whilst exhibiting at the gallery. On booking you will be asked to sign and return a copy of the terms and  conditions to:
Aldeburgh Gallery, 143 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AN.
 
A floor plan is provided and 45 picture hooks are available for hanging work. For hire charges please email or telephone 01728 454168 for details.
 
Frequently asked questions
Are picture hooks provided? Yes there are about 45 picture hooks for artists to use.
 
Are there tables and easels available? Yes we have two tables and three table easels for use at the gallery, also a small print rack if you should need one.
 
Is there a card machine at the gallery? Yes there is a credit/debit card machine that you can use, details will be explained on arrival, or you can take mobile phone payments if you have the correct phone or app for this.
 
Are there glasses for use for private views? Yes there are about 48 glasses in the kitchen at the back of the gallery that you can use for refreshments and your PV. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge and a sink, also there is a loo on the first floor for artists use.
 
Is there parking available outside the gallery? Yes there is parking available in the High Street, which is less busy towards the end of the day when you are setting up and taking down your exhibition, otherwise its a question of finding a space were you can. There is also free parking in The Terrace behind the gallery, where you can leave your car all day and walk down the steps in West Lane close to the gallery. Pay and display parking is also available nearby.
 
What about advertising?
The gallery produces a yearly printed programme to promote all the exhibitions for the year, this goes out to everyone on our mailing list. Artists are asked to submit some images and a short description for this (a clear high-res image and about 30-40 words) when booking the gallery. They should be emailed to arts@aldeburghartsgallery.co.uk (copies will be sent to our website designer and printer). The deadline for this is December before the year of your show.
 
We also advertise in local magazines and send out newsletters. Artists are encouraged to do their own advertising and send out invitations for their PVs to friends and clients.
 
Artists are asked to keep the gallery clean at all times and to leave it clean as you found it on vacating the space.
 
All Artists are given a key to the gallery on arrival to keep for there own use whilst in the gallery.
 
If you have any questions please email Margaret Currie at arts@aldeburghartsgallery.co.uk