Gallery space in Rushworth
Rushworth now has the chance to show the region all its art thanks to a new rentable gallery space.
Artist and community cultural development worker Angie Russi decided to create Glasgow House Gallery after a conversation with local artists who wanted a space to exhibit their works.
Ms Russi said before Glasgow House Gallery was created there were not any spaces where artists could show their works and instead they had to rely on the goodwill of cafes.
‘‘The idea of a rentable space is to allow people an opportunity to put together their own show or pop-up promotion or event and run it themselves,’’ Ms Russi said.
‘‘It’s a gallery with a little bit of a difference in that you rent it for a short time.’’
Glasgow House Gallery is currently showing its second exhibition, A Bag of Licorice Allsorts, which opened on Thursday, April 6. It features landscape, wildlife and still life works by local artists Heather Wellington and Lyn Rumble.
Ms Russi said the exhibition had been popular so far and was well supported locally.
She said the need for a space to exhibit art was a necessity for Rushworth and it further attracted people to the town and complemented other stores already on the main street.
‘‘A lot of people don’t actually know what Rushworth has to offer,’’ she said.
‘‘The more there is to see on the main street the better it is for the town.’’
Happy: Artist Heather Wellington with one of her paintings at Glasgow House.