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New display space will help highlight talent town artists
5:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A NEW space for talented artists to display their work has been launched in Droitwich Spa.
A gallery has been opened above Robin Cavanagh’s new hair salon in the Witton area of the town.
The first floor of the Tagwell Road building will now be used to showcase work by a wide array of artists.
The site used to be run by much-loved shopkeeper Amy Thawley to sell ladies fashion, wool and haberdashery since 1967. Mr Cavanagh recently took over the premises following her retirement last year.
After first launching a new hair salon, he has now decided to also use the building to display artwork.
Town artists Rosie Philpott, Brenda Kirkby and Michael Russell will all be featured at the gallery.
Rosie has become well-known for her ‘wobbly’ local scenes, Brenda is a more traditional artist that works mostly in watercolour and pastels and Michael specialises in traditional paintings of boats and planes.
“The gallery is now open for business and I am also selling a few small pieces of French furniture supplied by a local antiques dealer and a few nice pieces of pottery too,” said Mr Cavanagh.
“The main reason for opening this gallery above the salon is for local artists to have a permanent site to showcase their work rather than relying on temporary exhibitions.”
He also said that he hopes to display some of his own work in the gallery as well.
More details about the exhibition space can be found at robincavanagh.co.uk
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