We have three exhibition areas, which can be hired together, or independently of each other.
The Station building is home to a number of individual, independent tenant businesses. However, The Station itself operates The Shop and the gallery, with profits ploughed back into Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust; the charity which runs this stunning building.
Artists have a choice of three hanging spaces. You can choose to display your exhibition throughout the building, or in a specific area of The Station (subject to availability).
Offering authentic stone walls, flagged floor and adjustable lighting, the platform is the busiest place in the building.
The area with the most visual impact for visitors entering the building, this gallery space offers a mix of stone and plastered walls.
With modern, cream smooth walls and a stunning feature wall, this is the area we primarily reserve for local charities and schools to display their artistic creations, although, if available, it can be used by any artist.
There are six upright glass display cases with three glass shelves each. Four of these cases have locks. There are also two horizontal cases, which are normally used for items such as jewellery or small/2D ceramics. These can be placed in any of the gallery spaces, provided they are booked with exhibition wall space.
Black upright lockable cases - H180, W42, D36. Shelf options at: 40, 70, 96, 125, 151 (measured from floor, 4 shelves in total)
White upright cases - H163, W37, D30. Shelf at: 45, 83.6, 123 (measured from floor)
Horizontal top opening - L89.5, H15 (of display space), W29.
The Hanging System
The hanging system is permanently in place. A flexible system is used, allowing for one, two or more pieces to be hung on the wires, with hangers added as needed. Wires and hangers are provided for the duration of any show and can be easily attached.
Art for hanging needs D-rings (or a similar system) in place to enable the hangers to attach. Two hanging cables carry a maximum weight of 40kg between them. Heavier work can be hung with triple cables.
The maximum height on The Mezzanine Gallery is 2405mm. Exhibitions featuring large 3D pieces MUST be discussed with the gallery manager prior to booking.
We occasionally hold events throughout the ground floor galleries which may partially obscure work on display. As The Station is a Grade 2 listed building, there may also be building maintenance from time to time. All effort to minimise the impact on exhibitions will be taken.
There is minimal storage space at The Station. In some circumstances a room may be hired (subject to availability) to aid the hanging of work.