Local artists' work to be showcased at pop up gallery in the Kingfisher Centre

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REDDITCH artists will be on display in a brand new pop up gallery coming to the Kingfisher Centre.

Local artists specialising in a range of techniques from painting to ceramics will be displaying, demonstrating and selling their work at the gallery.

It will be open in the Kingfisher Centre between New Look and H&M, opposite Clintons, from Saturday, May 10 to Sunday, May 19, from 10am-4pm in the week and longer over both weekends.

Arts in Redditch, the local arts network supported by Redditch Council, is able to run the event for free thanks to a Stronger Communities grant from the borough council and the support of the Kingfisher Centre. 10 per cent of artists’ sales in the gallery will go back into promoting arts in Redditch.

Phil Roberts from Arts in Redditch said: “We’re delighted to be able to create this opportunity for people to connect with local artists. There has been a really good response. We’d like to emphasise again is for artists of all stripes from amateur to professional. Why not pop in and see what Redditch is creating?”

Local painter Helen Rogers, who will be displaying her work in the gallery, said: “It’ll be fantastic to have a gallery in Redditch. I love to paint and I’ve been doing it since I was old enough to hold a paintbrush, and for a local artist like me to be able to show and sell the things I make is really important.”

The council’s head of leisure and cultural services, John Godwin, added: "The borough council is committed to supporting local artists, including through Arts in Redditch, and this pop-up gallery is shaping up to be a boost for the community. We’re pleased to support the work.”

Anyone wanting to help out with the gallery while it is open is also invited to register their interest at artsinredditch.com.

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