Help the gallery to move forward. To continue to support artists of all abilities gain confidence, recognition and sucess
The gallery was first opened in 1996 as a way of enabling amateur and hobbyist artists a platform to show their work in a gallery without having to go through the rigorous selection process that all galleries ask artists to go through and invariably fail.
The driving force behind the opening were two great local artists, John Kimpton and Chris Cyprus who saw an opportunity of displaying artwork on the empty walls of the Credit Union on Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, they were helped by manager at the time Stephen Ollerenshaw who has had a lifetimes love of art, through the following years the gallery became bigger than the Credit Union and so The Peoples Gallery was born.
How it works Artists who want to be part of the PG have to join, paying a membership (currently) of £25 per year, this entitles them to hang a couple of paintings alongside both professional and amateur artists, we would expect them to change their work over every couple of months or so, this hopefully encourages them to keep on painting.
At the moment we have over 50 members and growing
We host a one-man exhibitiion every month, not just members but artists from far and wide: professioinal, amateur, art groups and community groups including schools.
How we survive. We are totally self sunding, we recieve no income from council, government or private patronage. We are a volunteer led gallery, no one is paid any fees, we just love to be part of this unique artist group. IT REALLY IS THE PEOPLES GALLERY