Thursday, 2 September 2010

Leabrooks Gallery & Picture Framing

An oasis of culture and calm amidst urban bustle.

Leabrooks Gallery is situated in a secluded, garden courtyard setting in the bustling area of Somercotes. The gallery offers original art works in oil, watercolour and mixed media together with limited and open edition prints. In addition, it also offers a wide range of hand made greetings cards, jewellery and a range of pottery.

The gallery also provides the facilities and skills of a bespoke framing service of the highest quality with an extensive choice of frame and mount designs at very competitive prices.

Owner, John Carnall comments: “When we moved to Somercotes eleven years ago, we became the owners of two ‘ugly ducklings’; a house and a group of collapsing farm buildings. Both were intrinsically beautiful but required work; both evolved around us, the house became a comfortable living space, and the barns, somehow a Gallery, where our two, very different, sets of interests and experiences found perfect fusion.”

The gallery regularly hosts exhibitions and boasts over 1,000 square feet of exhibition space. The next exhibition will be held from 7 to 28 August and will feature Derbyshire Landscapes in watercolour by local artist June Haywood. On 14 August, Jo Walters will be giving a jewellery making demonstration alongside Helen Meakin who will be demonstrating the art of textile design.

The onsite Coffee Shop, which is wheelchair accessible, offers visitors the opportunity to relax with a choice of beverages whilst considering the exhibitions and their purchases.  It is a pleasant room in which a further selection of prints is available together with a large range of cards.  In warm weather seating is extended into the Courtyard and gardens, where visitors can find peace as well as inspiration

If you’re looking for a meeting/conference room, there is also a conference centre available for hire based in the grounds of Leabrooks Gallery – for further information go to:

More details about the gallery and forthcoming exhibitions can be found online at:
Owners: John Carnall & Carol Barton-Jones
Location: 36 Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Alfreton. DE55 4HB
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm
Open Wednesday by appointment only
Telephone: 01773 602961

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