Despite our best efforts over the last few weeks to avoid any disruptions to services we’ve had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close Cornerstone Arts Centre and the Nourish café as we need to carry out urgent maintenance work that affects the heating of the building.
January and February are traditionally quiet times for the centre, and we’re hoping to find alternative venues or dates for the events coming up, to keep disruption to a minimum.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and any disappointment following this news, but given the cold weather we’re having, it’s very important to us to make sure we’re looking after the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.
Each season our Visual Arts Gallery offers a vast range of artwork created by local and national artists, ranging from painting to printmaking and installations to video – specialising in 2D. We want to give you the opportunity to experience new and exciting art from all across the country, whilst also offering visitors and members alike the chance to purchase the work – often with smaller prints available also.
The gallery is a space for you to come and lose your thoughts and imagination. Entry to this relaxing space is free, meaning you can take advantage of this at any time within our opening hours.
In our main Box Office area we also have beautiful crafts on offer, displayed in our craft boxes. These are all made by local artists – some of whom have also exhibited in our gallery space – with new exhibitors showing and giving you the chance to purchase their work regularly. Jewellery, pottery, fashion and other unique designs are on offer in an ever-changing display.
On approaching the building from the west side (opposite Wilkinsons) have a look at our Window Wall display space. These will often house artworks created by professionals and also community-made work produced throughout the year.
If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in our gallery then click on the 'Exhibit Artwork' link on the right of this page.