West Acre Gallery + Community Workshop Space

by Abbey Stirling in West Acre, Norfolk, England

West Acre Gallery + Community Workshop Space

To raise funds for start up costs + equipment to launch the West Acre Gallery and community workshop space, opening in spring 2019.

by Abbey Stirling in West Acre, Norfolk, England

We did it
On 16th September 2018 we successfully raised £3,631 with 40 supporters in 88 days

A SPACE DEDICATED TO ART
The West Acre Art Gallery aims to engage with the small yet creative rural community of West Acre by providing a much-needed space solely dedicated to exhibiting art, in turn breathing new life into a disused historic building.

Our mission is to promote local talent, both established and emerging, from West Acre and across the region by showcasing their work for the enjoyment of all. 

A PLACE TO CONNECT
As well as a space for artists to exhibit, the gallery aims to encourage the creative process in its many forms. It will be available to hire for classes, workshops, meetings and conferences, as a place for people to connect and share ideas in a calm, intimate setting rich with heritage.

There will be a gift shop on site selling locally made crafts and art inspired gifts, cards and prints - some of which will be made by artists in the neighbouring studios.

ART FOR ALL
We embrace equality and social diversity, and the gallery will operate an all-inclusive, non-discriminatory practice by showcasing the talents of artists regardless of experience, training, gender and ethnicity. It will be dedicated to promoting public awareness, understanding and the appreciation of visual art and making it accessible to the wider community.

We believe art creates community. 

Art can challenge us to feel, and connect us to our common humanity.  

We invite the residents of West Acre and beyond to join us on our Crowdfunder journey and support our campaign to create this special, cultural space.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

2 of 5 claimed

A pair of hand-crafted decoupage lampshades

These unique hand-crafted decoupage lampshades by Ilka Interiors make a striking addition to any room. No two shades are the same. The 11-inch coolie lampshades (to the value of £56) can be used on a lamp or as a ceiling light. They are made with beautiful graphics on paper and a non-toxic, water-based matte lacquer. Choose from a huge selection of bold designs with vintage graphics.

£15 or more

5 of 10 claimed

2 hours gallery hire

Be one of the first to experience this new, creative space when it opens in spring 2019. We are offering the reward of 2 hours' gallery hire for your class, workshop or meeting. You will also receive huge thanks and official contributor status for your donation!

£25 or more

10% off your bill at the George & Dragon pub

Our lovely friends at the all new George & Dragon pub, Newton by Castle Acre in Norfolk, are offering 10% off your bill when you pledge £25 or more on the West Acre Gallery Crowdfunder. Their fantastic new menu includes a vast grill of choice cuts plus plenty of delicious options for vegetarians and vegans alike!

£50 or more

5 of 20 claimed

An original, signed artwork

Along with huge gratitude and official contributor status, you will receive a small and truly original artwork made with love and signed by one of the West Acre Gallery's resident artists!

£75 or more

Carafe of wine at the George & Dragon pub

Our lovely friends at the all new George & Dragon pub, Newton by Castle Acre in Norfolk, are offering a carafe of house wine when you pledge £75 or more on the West Acre Gallery Crowdfunder. They have an extensive drinks list and their fantastic new menu includes a vast grill of choice cuts plus plenty of delicious options for vegetarians and vegans alike!

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Exhibition space for your very own show!

Due to the huge success of this recently sold out reward, we're offering 5 more exhibition spaces at the gallery. Be one of the first artists to exhibit at the new West Acre Gallery. We're offering exhibition space for one whole week in 2019, Monday to Sunday (dates subject to availability). Your show will be promoted on the West Acre Gallery website, via our social media channels and in the official 2019 programme.

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Exhibition space for your very own show!

Be one of the first artists to exhibit at the new West Acre Gallery. We're offering exhibition space for one whole week in 2019, Monday to Sunday (dates subject to availability).

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