Gallery

The Witham gallery provides a public space overlooking Barnard Castle high street in which to run exhibitions and workshops.

The Witham gallery is a really great space for an exhibition. It’s contemporary and bright, right on the main street, and easy to access. The staff and volunteers are always friendly and helpful. For me, exhibiting at the Witham is a wonderful way to bring my work to new audiences, and I find that they keep coming back time after time.

Ann Whitfield, local artist

Our gallery is essentially a space for hire but we pride ourselves on nurturing strong exhibitions with local and regional artists and also on providing a space for heritage, local interest and craft displays.

In tandem with the gallery there are opportunities to sell and exhibit work in three different spaces of The Witham (Gallery, Shop , and the Café Bar area (sometimes called The Dispensary Gallery

If you are interested in hiring one or all of our gallery spaces, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Hire cost of the gallery

  • Our four-week hire rate for the gallery is £250 + VAT for professional exhibitors, or exhibitor groups when the Witham’s commission rate is applied.  This rate includes an optional preview event, use of wine glasses and a washing-up service.  Drinks to be provided by the exhibitor.  The weekly rate for this arrangement is £80 + VAT.

The four-week hire rate for the gallery is £400 + VAT for professional exhibitors, or exhibitor groups with a no-commission arrangement.  This fee includes a preview event for which the Witham will provide glasses and a washing up service.  Drink will be provided by the exhibitor.  The weekly rate for this arrangement is £125 + VAT

The four-week hire rate for community groups (amateur exhibitors) is £100 + VAT if the dates are determined by The Witham.  The rate increases to £125 + VAT if the rates are determined by the exhibitor.  The weekly rate for both options is £50 + VAT.  The Witham’s commission rate is applied to any sales.

The four-week hire rate for the Dispensary Gallery and the café display space is £70 + VAT for Dispensary Gallery and café display space  for any exhibitor.  The Witham’ commission rate is applied to any sales.

A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking upon return of the hire agreement.

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