Updated 14/01/2019 – Busy week this week…meeting artists at the gallery, interviewing for new team members and meeting with suppliers
Updated 04/01/2019 – Join us for our opening weekend! The Messy Hare Gallery will open its doors to the public on Friday 1st February 2019. Cafe and Gallery opening hours are as follows:
Thursday / Friday / Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 10am – 4pm.
There will be workshops taking place on other days and evenings outside of the main cafe and gallery opening times.
Updated 03/01/2019 – Hoppy New Year! Things are well underway at the Gallery & Coffee Shop. We’ve completed the main bulk of painting and Michele is now getting her creative thing on by adding bespoke touches. Closing date for applications to work as Barista / Retail assistant is 5pm Tuesday 8th January 2019. Find out more here https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-messy-hare-gallery–coffee-shop/_hl/en_GB?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLnsfzg9-fxtSmh6K4vRZ8nY.
Update 24/12/2018 – We’re in painting frenzy mode, bringing some life into the place! Lots of colour is being injected to make it creative happy zone.
We’re also hiring! So, if you or someone you know would like to join the Messy Hare Team, email us at email@example.com.
Have a hoppy Christmas! and let’s get leaping into 2019 with some creative vibes!
Update 07/12/2018 – Finally! We now have the keys and can use up the stored up anxieties and frustration in a positive way at last! There is alot to do on the property as it was left in a sorry state of neglect when we took over. We will be injecting some much needed TLC and vibrancy to bring this lovely building back to life. The video below was taken after we started to neutralise the walls ready for painting proper. We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the doors on the 1st February 2019. If you are an artist / maker and would like to know more about selling and displaying your work, we’d love to hare, we mean hear, from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are photographs taken on the day after we got the keys when we first got access to the premises. Let’s see what TLC we can inject into it!
It’s been like pulling teeth to get into the gallery, but we are, even if painfully slowly, getting there. The current tenants have been served notice to vacate the premises by the end of November, so we hope to be in for December and up and running for the beginning of 2019. Watch this space!
Yayyyyyy!!! We finally got the go ahead from planning for the gallery and coffee shop yesterday (13th)! It’s only taken 7 months to get to this point, and a wonder I’ve kept my sanity! Still a way to go, but it was great to hear some positive news after a very anxious and frustrating wait. We are chomping at the bit to get started and know that we have to be patient a while longer, so have been, and continue doing lots of background stuff, to save time for when we can get cracking proper. Want to find out what’s in store (or gallery)? Visit www.themessyharegallery.co.uk
It’s all been very stressful and we are still awaiting the final go ahead. but… we are opening a gallery and coffee shop in my home town of Burton upon Trent! We have lots to do and will announce further news about exact location once we have confirmation. In the meantine, we are looking out for artists and makers, predominantly in the Burton area (including Stafforshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire). We will showcase artwork from other areas too, but predominantly supporting local creatives. Watch this space for further updates!
I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t realised that I didn’t give an update on the postcard auction which took place in June. The Rock Trust Auction raised a fabulous amount of £6,862 in aid of homeless young people in Edinburgh.
I’ve been working on new sets of artwork to sell at Suki Gallery and Two Birds Gallery. Some still in the dripart style and some mixing my sketches with graphic design.
Get in touch to find out more or visit the galleries to see my own and other local creatives range of work.
I saw a feed on my Facebook page about an organisation in Edinburgh called the Rock Trust. They were calling out for artists to take part in a postcard auction to raise funds and awareness to help support homeless young people in Edinburgh – a great cause, and one I was keen to take part in and support. I have 2 postcards in the auction; scratch and sniff.
In my musings whilst experimenting, I occasionally take a little footage and snapshots of me at creative play!
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Excuse the lack of news updates, unfortunately my partner and I had family illness and more recently bereavements which took priority. Things are starting to settle down again now and I am pleased to announce that I have work in two artspaces. Firstly, Suki Gallery which is located in the beautiful village of Tutbury. The Gallery has a range of fabulous artwork and sculptures by local artists and a cafe to relax in whilst you ponder upon what lovely creative pieces to buy.
The other wonderful artspace is known as The Two Birds Gallery. I have been friends with the co ownder Helen since we were on our Creative Degree together. The Gallery again has a wealth of wonderful designs by local artists. They also run workshops there if you are interested in learning new creative skills. The Gallery is located in the beautiful town of Castle Donington.
August 2016 News
I’ve been on a bit of a break up in Edinburgh, but not before stopping off in Chester to leave some artwork at a fabulous real ale pub called The Goat & Munch. It’s well worth a visit to taste some real ales, but also to support artists who are displaying their work there. A big round of applause for The Goat & Munch Team for supporting us creative folk. Thank you.
You can find them here:
52 Garden Ln,
You can also follow them on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Goat-and-Munch-826791200748734/
July 2016 News
Exciting News to share! I will be stocking original artwork and giclee prints at the Shabby Nook, which is located on the First Floor of the Octagon Centre in Burton upon Trent from 1st July 2016. Initially for a few months, but if all goes well, hoping for it to be longer!