The Galley Arts

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Contemporary art space, the new residence for arts and culture in Carlisle. More details to follow, so watch this space...

The Galley was a project launched back in 2011, in a bid to reinvigorate the contemporary art scene in Carlisle. Having lost all of it’s independently running not-for-profit contemporary art venues to various funding cuts, the city is in need of a new venue to stage a diverse range of exhibitions, and play host to a wide range of artists practicing in the North. Formally a disused attic space occu

pying the rafters of the Atlas Works building in Denton Holme, The Galley is uniquely pentagonal in shape, boasting original wooden beams due to it's unique position within the 'rafters' of the building. The factory The Galley resides in, formally a textile mill, is constructed around a steel framework, thereby giving the space its individual industrial aesthetic. The Galley aspires to play host to a variety of artistic offerings, from contemporary fine art exhibitions, to poetry and music nights. It welcomes a range of eclectic and diverse proposals and revels in the opportunity of staging any event that offers a new and exciting contribution to the arts scene within the city. The Galley seeks proposals that challenge, address and confront the multiplicity of issues within contemporary practice, and will provide a curatorial forum under which these ideas can exist and be presented to the community. The Galley is run and operated by a small team, and is financially aided through donations and various generous contributions from sponsors. The space would not be possible without the determination and unwavering efforts of it’s voluntary staff, and kind supporters. A space run on passion and a desire for contemporary art practice to thrive again within the city centre, The Galley intends to prove its worth to the arts community.


Atlas Works, Denton Holme



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