A seven week Art, Photography and Craft Exhibition opened in the empty, former Budgens store, on Monday morning. The exhibition was officially declared open by local artist David Brackston and is open for members of the public to visit, with free entry, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm until the week ending August 26th. The pop-up art exhibition is being locally managed by Pam Glazier who said: “We had very little time to set up but it is proving to be a real success, with new stock arriving as we welcome new exhibitors and the exhibition is evolving all the time.”

The former empty shop in Falkland Square has been leased by Moderna Art, an art gallery business who operate at a number of venues throughout the UK. The company’s head office is registered in Bristol and the company supports and showcases both new and established contemporary artists and photographers. The exhibition in Crewkerne is the only one that is currently operated by Moderna Art in the South West of England. Other venues where exhibitions are being held include Aberdeen, Birmingham, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Nuneaton, Southend and Watford.

Local artists, photographers and craft people who would like to exhibit in the Crewkerne gallery, which is rent and commission free, can walk into the shop and speak to Pam Glazier during open hours or telephone 01460 929915.

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