We offer an 5m by 4m exhibition space for visitors to view each exhibition. We have a picture rail which supports each picture on differing levels and we take great care to display all work in a pleasing way to the eye. All framed pictures are hung with strong line.
We hold six artist led exhibitions each year from March until the end of September and we hold an Auction during the month of October in aid of our nominated charity or local group looking for funding. Each exhibition is changed every month. There is direct access to the river from the gallery and a decking area for visitors to sit and relax on sunny days.
All art is exhibited for a nominal fee of £20 per artist and there is a 25% commission should any original work or material pertaining to the artists work be sold ie. prints, cards, etc., Times for opening are negotiated with the artist and the artist is expected to be on site for some of the time during the exhibition (times to be negotiated with each artist). This gives visitors the opportunity to talk to the artist and interact.
Artists are free to work on their latest project during their exhibition which gives visitors a good insight into their thought processes whilst compiling their art. We are available on various days to open the gallery and monitor visitors, which will be discussed when an artist books the gallery. Times of opening will be shown on Events for each exhibition.
There is no cafe on site - but we do hold specific Cream Tea afternoons which are very popular and bring visitors to the gallery. All food offered on site is for a suggested donation from our visitors. On other days, we advise a visit to the Village Tea Rooms across the bridge in the High Street or walk to The George Public House which is a family friendly PH 100 yards from us.
There is a unisex toilet in the main lobby next to the Gallery which is accessible via wheelchair. During good weather, visitors are welcome to walk onto the decking area and look at the River Beult and medieval bridge. Children must be monitored at all times as we cannot take responsibility for their safety in this area. The steps and jetty to the river are out of bounds to visitors and it is at the discretion of the family who live at Riverside to allow access to this area. The upstairs of Riverside is the main residence of June, Tim and Melanie Chapman and the rear courtyard is out of bounds to visitors. This area is by invitation only.
The Gallery is available to hire on a hourly basis for tutorials for up to 10 pupils - times to be negotiated with RIVERSIDEpopupGALLERY Ltd., There is no storage facility for work in progress, but we can negotiate storage if a piece of work is part of an exhibition. There are no car parking facilities on site as the courtyard has designated car parking for residents only. However, we are a short walk from the junction of the medieval bridge and Lees Road. Disabled visitors can be dropped off in the courtyard, but be aware that the area is cobbled and there is a small step up into the house.
Unfortunately, we are unable to be wheelchair accessible due to the large cobbled courtyard leading up to the gallery. If you would like to visit and have mobility problems, please contact us prior to your visit and we will be only happy to assist. Our toilet is accessible for wheelchair use.