Release Date: 25/07/2012
Do you have memories of Orleans House Gallery’s 40 year history? Richmond Council is calling for residents to come forward and get involved in a special exhibition celebrating the Gallery’s 40th anniversary later this year.
The Council’s Arts Service is planning an exhibition that will celebrate the rich history of the Gallery over the last four decades. The exhibition, in November, will feature the best of the borough’s art collection, local memories of the Gallery and a renowned artist in residence Ania Bas. Residents who come forward will be able to be a part of the exhibition by sharing their memories of the Gallery’s 40 year history.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Strategic Cabinet Member for Community, Business and Culture said:
“Orleans House Gallery is the principal public art gallery for the borough - over the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been to visit. In addition to the many exhibitions the gallery has hosted, events and activities and regular community art and culture workshops have allowed local people to explore their creative side.
“I know that many people will have memories they want to share and I encourage them to come forward. Getting everyone involved will make this 40th anniversary a great celebration of art and the borough’s history.”
For more information and to come forward please get in touch with the Arts Service on 0208 831 6000 or visit www.richmond.gov.uk/arts.