January and February certainly haven't been quiet months for the Chalk Gallery artists. While the gallery has had to remain closed to the public, significant renovation work has been taking place inside. We have had our gallery facilities and storage space cleverly concealed behind false walls, to create even more streamlined and elegant hanging space, plus further display room for 3D artworks. We can't wait to share this with our visitors later this year.
As soon as the gallery space became dust-free following the building work, our art was able to go on show in the window again. A beautiful collection of cool winter scenes and delicately coloured 3D work emerged. It is a delight to be able to exhibit collaboratively in this way, as the many connections and correlations between our different works unfold.
Keeping in touch via regular zoom meetings, our members have been working hard to maintain the online life of the gallery, including our online shop which has provided a valuable lifeline for customers and artists alike. Each of us are continuing to develop and produce own own artworks, and to support each other despite the difficulties of this rather strange and dislocated time. Finally, the positive news from the Government at the end of this month means we can now begin to look forward in earnest for our gallery opening its doors again.