Lowes Court reaches out to the community

lowes court imageNEVER one to rest on its laurels, the Lowes Court Art Gallery at Egremont is looking at new ways to help local artists display and sell their works.

One suggestion is a pop-up gallery that could taken the work usually shown at the Main Street gallery to other sites around the county.

For example, St Bees artist Chris Robson offered to host some of the gallery’s works in his garden on April 10 when his garden was open as part of the National Open Gardens weekend.

It’s also hoped to be able to put work on show at Egremont’s regular farmers market, St Bees beach events and venues such as the Seacote Hotel at St Bees.

Another idea is to form a co-operative of artists willing to join together and seek to stage exhibitions under the banner of Lowes Court.

Another thrust is an education package being offered to local schools – three primary schools have already expressed an interest in joining.

The aim is to hold workshops at Lowes Court and local schools and offer Lowes Court artists as part of the package offering art visits, talks and workshops – and even an art trail around Egremont. Natalie Burns is organising this service and she can be contacted on natburnsy@sky.com

Anyone interested in helping Lowes Court’s volunteers with any of the above can contact Kevin Weaver care of the gallery or email him on kevinweaver712@btinternet.com.