Q&A The Canal Boat Gallery at Walton Park

The gallery on a Boat Venue Q.jpg

Did you exhibit last years SAT?

Yes we did. And we are still recovering from the experience!!! It was fantastic. Lovely people came to visit, over 300 of them.

What have you been up to since last years trail?

We have changed our name. We are now called “The Canal Boat Gallery” it is still run by Freda and Dave, as it has been for the last 3 years. The change is so it doesn’t detract from the Artism Gallery that was set up in Stockport last summer.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

Our artists are continually producing a wide variety of new work that changes and develops. A few do work on commissions.

A gallery on a boat? Our unique gallery showcases the talent and creativity of artists living with Autism, travelling the canals to reach as many people as possible.

Living with Autism is challenging, but drawing and painting gives our artists joy, confidence and purpose. We want to support and celebrate this creativity by sharing it with everyone.

What will you be selling at SAT16? Anything new?

We sell prints on the boat. Two reasons: 1) Most of our artists don’t like to part with their original work. 2) The atmosphere on the canal can be unkind to some types of artwork.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

We will be on the canal at Walton Park, Sale. M33 4AW

When you aren’t working what do you do?

We are supposed to be retired. We seem to work 24/7 on the boat.

Twitter: @canalboatart
Instagram: @canalboatgallery


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