A brand new art gallery has opened in Southport town centre.
The space has opened inside Cambridge Walks, providing an opportunity for talented local artists to display their latest works to people.
The Cambridge Walks Gallery was officially opened by acclaimed British sculptor and disability rights activist Tony Heaton OBE. Tony was appointed an OBE in 2013 for services to the arts and the disability arts movement. He won the competition to produce an installation celebrating Channel 4’s involvement in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Among artists whose works people can admire is Neil Prior, whose stunning paintings and prints of jazz musicians are in the gallery window.
Local artist Julia Ramis, who has previously exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, also has several works on the walls for visitors to admire or to buy.
The Cambridge Walks Gallery also has space for local children to show off their works of art, with people invited to get in touch with John Savage at the nearby MIH Bazaar in the arcade for more details.
John said: “There are lots of works of art on the walls in the gallery, all created by local artists, and all for sale at reasonable prices.
“We are trying to create a space for local artists which is affordable for them, unlike some other spaces out there.
“It is yet another attraction for Cambridge Walks and Cambridge Arcade, which will attract even more people.
“There have been some huge improvements in recent years, nearly all of the units in here are now filled. If anyone hasn’t been into the arcade for a while, you should come down and have a look. It’s full of local independent businesses and community enterprises.
“It’s a great space for young artists too. We have spoken with Greenbank High School and Meols Cop High School, and are delighted that their students will be coming to exhibit their works too.
“We are also inviting other children under 14 to submit their works of art for consideration to go on display. The art has to be framed and it has to be hangable.
“It brings so much joy for kids’ lives when they can see their works on display on the walls of an art gallery for people to come and see.”
The Cambridge Walks Gallery will be open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday.
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