20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

The Busiest Week of Our Lives

14th July, 2012

Well, hello ! Greetings to you all from The family Swallow... As I write this on Friday evening, we've today become the very proud owners of Castlegate House, and the sun was shinning. We're about to embark on what I'm sure will be the busiest week of our lives. The gallery is being refurbished, with new paint, carpets, picture hanging system, and countless other things that I almost dare not glance at my "to do" list anymore. We'd initially given ourselves two weeks, but realised that opening on the same evening as the Olympic Games opening ceremony may not be wise; great as the gallery may be. So, one week it is !

Hopefully, all of you for whom we hold a postal address will have received an exhibition catelogue. We posted out over 1,000; we're truly so glad you don't need to lick stamps anymore. Anyone who hasn't, please let us know and we'll pop one in the post the same day. No charge.

The paintings within our first exhibition can be viewed on the web site, link being http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=19  The  pdf version of the full catalogue, with artist biogs' etc. can be viewed through the following link http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/pdf/Catalogue1-July2012-Optimised.pdf

If anyone wishes to follow our progress during the next week at the Gallery, we'll update our Twitter page @castlegate_art rather than keep sending news items out; we don't want to be annoying ! Please do follow us if interested; we'll use this medium far more going forward (and facebook when we can arrange to take this over)

We open the doors anew at 6pm next Friday, 20th. We really hope as many of you as possible can join us for our first exhibition. Drinks and canapes provided ! If not, please just pop in when you can; we'll be open seven days a week initially !

Steve and Christine..
p.s. the new email address for the gallery is [email protected]