Located opposite the Golden Gates, The Gallery At Bank Quay House offers a dedicated space to celebrate the work of local and regional artists. Deputy Mayor of Warrington, Cllr. Ted Finnegan officially opened the gallery in June 2010. The Gallery's facilities accommodate meetings and events, opportunities to buy art and a delightful bistro cafe. The gallery aims to complement the regeneration of Warrington while helping to attract new people and business to the town.
Leading Northern developer Python Properties has set the art scene with the launch and opening of a unique creative venture right here, in the heart of Warrington.
Located opposite the Golden Gates, The Gallery At Bank Quay House offers a dedicated space to celebrate the work of local and regional artists.
Opened in Spring 2010, the gallery complements the regeneration of Warrington while helping to attract new people and business to the town.
Martin Johnson, Partner at Python Properties, said at the opening. “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, also said at the opening: “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 arranges and manages exhibitions of both amateur and professional artists.
Emma said: “My aim is 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 showcases 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 also works with Warrington Collegiate to exhibit pieces created by the college’s art students.
Python Properties offers smart and stylish office space with a professional, first class service from their own on-site staff at Bank Quay House
The Gallery At Bank Quay House offers the space and catering to suit your needs. Space can be adjusted and arranged to suit the nature of your event.
As The Gallery At Bank Quay House develops it will be looking to host even more events including:
Workshops including bookmaking, painting, printmaking to name a few
Book/ magazine launches
Contact The Gallery @ Bank Quay House on 01925 670 530 to discuss your business meeting requirements
Bank Quay House is located in the centre of Warrington on Sankey Street facing Warrington’s magnificent Town Hall and famous Golden Gates. The building is ideally placed with both the main shopping centre two minutes walk away at the end of Sankey Street, and Bank Quay Railway Station with direct routes to London and Glasgow less than five minutes walk away. Sankey Street joins directly to the A57, the main arterial route linking Warrington with Liverpool. The immediate area is well served by restaurants with Sinatra's and Heathcotes’ Olive Press close by.
The five storey building has been refurbished and provides occupiers with a rare opportunity to acquire high quality, modern open plan office space in the centre of Warrington. Fitted out to modern day standards, the building is DDA compliant.
The main features include:
• New glass fronted reception area with a manned reception desk
• New suspended ceiling with Cat 2 lighting
• High quality ash wood finish to doors and skirtings.
• All new décor, new carpets
• New passenger lift
• Building exterior completely redecorated and new double glazed windows throughout
• Gas fired central heating to individual suites
• Air conditioning/comfort cooling available as an option
• Dedicated secure car parking, more available offsite upon negotiation
• Bespoke interiors available at cost price - full project management available if required
• Onsite Bistro
Office suites are available from 500 sq ft to 16,000 sq ft. Flexible leases available. From £9.50 sq.ft rental with a low service charge.
Contact Bank Quay House on 01925 670 530 to arrange an appointment to discuss the commercial letting opportunities to support your business' success
Eat @ the gallery
The on-site bistro is a gem. It has lovely views across to the Golden Gates & the adjacent park. The menu accomodates early birds for breakfast & everything for the rest of the day!
Great coffee, great food & great service. Pop in pre or post shopping trips, more a chat with friends or for lunch with colleagues.
They also offer business catering for meetings, network events & conferences. Contact Vicky on 01925 575 486 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your business catering requirements
About the curator
Emma is a curator/printmaker based in the North West. Since leaving Carmel College where she studied Fine Art, Graphic Design and completed an Art Foundation course she went on to study Graphic Arts & Design at Leeds Metropolitan graduating in summer 2007. Towards the final year at university Emma became increasingly interested in Printmaking, focusing on screenprinting. The work was mainly illustrative challenging Ideals of Beauty. Since leaving university Emma's interest in Printmaking has continued to grow. Becoming a member of Hot Bed Press in Salford where she explored in-depth various Printmaking techniques.
June 2008 Emma took part in a printmaking workshop with noted US artist Linda Goodman in Florence, Italy. The class took place at Il Bisonte, a historic international school and workshop of graphic arts. The course consisted of concentrated instruction; discourse and hands-on studio work in Goodman's specialties of non-toxic Printmaking. From this Emma organised and held her first solo exhibition of the artwork produced.
The past year has been spent backpacking around the world. Experiencing an unparalleled sense of freedom, meeting people from all over, seeing wonders of the world and experiencing first hand the varied cultures of the world. Documenting the journey through her passion of photography and diaries: inspiration was collected for a lifetime.
Emma is the curator at The Galley At Bank Quay House a creative venture based in the heart of Warrington, Cheshire. She is the Arts Administrator for Tangerine Snap Associates based in Manchester also producing design material for the creative enterprise. Emma is very active in the arts world volunteering as a Studio Manager for Hot Bed Press Printmakers,Salford, a printroom technician at The Bluecoat Printmakers, Liverpool, and produces promotional work for Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
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