Monday, 16 May 2011

Coal Shed Gallery

Located along Le Strange Terrace in Hunstanton, the Coal Shed is part of the original railway site, which ran from the seaside resort to the nearby market town of King's Lynn.

Following investment by the Council in 2008 and support from Hunstanton Civic Society the once derelict building has been beautifully converted into an exciting gallery space to promote access to art in the Hunstanton area. 

Open exhibition at the Coal Shed
The gallery also provides local artists and photographers, both emerging and established with the opportunity to showcase their work.

The gallery space is approximately 16ft x 19ft (300sq feet) and benefits from a large bay window to the front and smaller rear window which let in great natural light.

Located outside The Coal Shed visitors will find the award-winning show garden Wash of Dreams show gardenWash of Dreams.  Designed by local chartered landscape architect Lara Hall, the garden features a variety of plants native to the coastline including potenilla, hebe, spirea, lavendula and dahlias and signifies the flow of The Wash through the West Norfolk towns of Hunstanton, King’s Lynn and Downham Market.

In July 2010, an authentic railway signal
was also installed at the venue in
recognition of the sites history.

Hosting many temporary exhibitions throughout the year, the Coal Shed is available to hire to local artists for just £25.00 per day (inclusive of VAT).  The facility hire includes one free parking permit to be used during the duration of the hire.

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