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New art gallery to open at Bank Quay House office building
9:05am Tuesday 30th March 2010 in Bank Quay Gallery
Leading Northern developer Python Properties is setting the art scene as it launches plans to open a unique creative venture in the heart of Warrington.
Located opposite the Golden Gates, The Gallery At Bank Quay House will offer a dedicated space to celebrate the work of local and regional artists. Opening this Spring the gallery aims to complement the regeneration of Warrington while helping to attract new people and business to the town. Martin Johnson, Partner at Python Properties, says “We hope the gallery will not only celebrate and exhibit local art work but will also act as an incentive and catalyst for further creativity and regeneration in the region.” From our work with the pythongallery we understand the clear link between the arts and regeneration, and fully expect the gallery, with its on-site bistro, to create a relaxing and inspiring space that people will both wish to visit and work next to”
Councillor Bob Timmis, Executive Member for Leisure and Skills for Warrington Borough Council, said: “We are pleased to welcome The Gallery At Bank Quay House to Warrington’s cultural quarter. Their work will complement the extensive community art activities already supported by the Council through Pyramid and the Museum and Art Gallery, and we wish them every success.”
Local artist Emma Kelly from Widnes has been appointed as the curator for the gallery. At 24 she is one of Britain’s youngest curators. Emma will be arranging and managing exhibitions of both amateur and professional artists.
Emma says: “I aim to give local artists an additional opportunity to exhibit and add to the breadth of facilities in the growing Cultural Quarter of Warrington. The gallery already has exciting projects lined up with artists across the North West keen to get involved. ”
The gallery will showcase a range of exhibitions introducing visitors to an array of creative artistic mediums from print to photography and installation art. Alongside its support for local artists the gallery will also be working with Warrington Collegiate to exhibit pieces created by the college’s art students.
Python Properties’ plan to launch The Gallery At Bank Quay House follows the outstanding success of its Middlesbrough based pythongallery, which was launched in July 2007. Python Properties offers smart and stylish office space with a professional, first class service from their own on-site staff at Bank Quay House.