Gallery teams up with arts centre

Artwork on display at the Art&Rose Gallerys concession store at Pocklington Arts Centre.
Artwork on display at the Art&Rose Gallerys concession store at Pocklington Arts Centre.

A Pocklington art gallery which closed down earlier this year and re-launched online has teamed up with Pocklington Arts Centre.

The Art&Rose Gallery has launched a small concession store in the foyer of the newly-refurbished arts centre, purveying a mix of unique and collectable works of art, vintage design classics, greetings cards and gifts for sale.

The gallery’s owner, Emma-Jane Whelan, said: “We are thrilled with the opportunity to create a micro version of Art&Rose right here in the beating heart of Pocklington. It looks great, and fits perfectly with the Arts Centre’s role in promoting music, theatre, comedy, cinema and also the visual arts.”

Janet Farmer, manager of the arts centre, said: “We are delighted to be working with Art&Rose and look forward to developing a range of opportunities for local artists. The restored first floor space in the centre could also be used for exhibitions, workshops and displays.”

The gallery was based on Market Street but the shop closed in February. This was due to “rising overheads and a change of circumstances,” according to Emma-Jane, who decided to re-launch the gallery online.