Who we are

A.Gallery is an independent art gallery specialising in the promotion of new visual art from around the U.K. We offer a unique support system to new graduate and emerging artists through exhibition and networking opportunities.
A.Gallery: 87 Saltmarket Glasgow G1 5LE
0141 552 9935

Thursday 10 October 2013

A.Gallery is Moving On.......

Dear A.Gallery Friends.

It is with a heavy heart that we write the following letter.
After two years at our lovely Saltmarket gallery, we are having to move on due to a situation out with our control.
Over the past few weeks there has been a dramatic change to the Saltmarket area due to the residential buildings above all retail units receiving cosmetic changes and roof repairs. Due to this work, Glasgow City Council is demanding that all trading units pay a substantial amount in order to complete the works, although it does not directly affect us.
The majority of residents within the Saltmarket and the surrounding areas are somewhat exempt from paying towards this 'cosmetic' repair and will not be contributing to the fee of this work. Numerous business including ourselves, have been fighting against this huge expense for months, but the building work is going ahead. Already, numerous surrounding business have moved due to the cost and trade has been extremely disrupted. I am sure you can agree that this is an unfair situation.

This has affected A.Gallery in a monumental way as the cost of repairs are completely unaffordable as we are still a young business, resulting in our business moving to alternative premises.
Due to this unexpected move, A.Gallery is having to close for a period before the end of this year and re locate to more suitable premises in Spring time 2014. If the arranged works were to start before we move, we would take that cost with us and we are not prepared to do that. This decision had not come easy, but we have to think about what is best for our business and our loyal customers in the long run.

We are proud and excited to say the last exhibition of this year will be Sofie Fischer-Rasmussen's 'PARADISE' opening Thursday 17th October – Saturday 16th Novemeber.
We will cease to trade on Saturday 30th November.

Fear not as this is not the end of A.Galleyr!
We will be creating an brand new online gallery showcasing works form all of our new graduate and emerging artists that will be available to buy via the website. We will keep you up to date with A.Gallery progress on our social media sites, and will be popping up all over Glasgow with temporary exhibitions and events.

A.Gallery has never been stronger and we are determined to re open bigger and better with larger exhibition space and on site artistic facilities. We will be back with great exhibitions and events next year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your contribution to our business. Over the past two years we have built a strong family at A.Gallery, meeting influential business, inspiring artists and creating some amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.

We will miss our Saltmarket gallery, but we look forward to re locating with two years worth of amazing memories of our first artistic venture. We were determined to bring a new lease of life to the Saltmarket area of Glasgow, which we did with great success, but everything happens for a reason and we look forward to moving into our new home next year.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with A.Gallery and we shall see you all very soon!

Jennifer Fergie & Kenny Creanor.
Owners/ Artistic Directors

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