Farewell from H-art

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A popular pop-up art gallery has welcomed many through its doors, raised thousands for charity and inspired shoppers from all around.

But sadly, the Hildreds H-art Gallery will take down its pieces and wave farewell to the town for now.

The six month experiment has come to an end and the staff at the centre wished to say a huge thankyou to May Jones and John Byford for acting as curators.

“Thank you to the Landlords NewRiver Retail who made the centrally located unit available to the artists and made the project possible, to all of the fantastically talented artists who exhibited and helped to man the gallery and thankyou to the visitors to the Hildreds and the gallery who supported us, interacted with the artists and showed encouragement,” said a spokesperson on the Hildreds’ Facebook page.

The H-art Gallery has welcomed in the region of 30,000 visitors and the Hildreds’ feels it shows there is a need for a permanent location in the area. Almost £10,000 worth of original artwork was sold and £1,000 raised through donations from the artists for the RNLI lifeboat station

“A fantastic achievement,” said staff.