iGallery re-fit & new Offices.

The kwhg owned Pinewood cabin at the Smithy Community Hub, has been home the last two summer’s to the “iGallery” a Visitor information point and showcase for local artists and crafts makers. As with everything on site, it is a development work in progress. There has been demand locally for some smaller business rental spaces for office/ retail or workshop use. It was decided to create a partition in the Pinewood cabin as there was a lot of unused space in there. The joiners have been working long hours this last week to try and minimise disruption and days that the iGallery would need to be closed. Everyone’s craft items and produce were covered up or removed, and it was just a matter of waiting for the plaster and paint to dry before Opening again!

One Office is let. the other space is currently available for rental. Contact us for further information at lochcarronkwhg@gmail.com.

The Gallery is looking good now it is set up again, Many thanks to everyone who helped, and to the patience of the exhibitors waiting for the paint to dry (literally!). We will still be able to use the building for training events throughout the winter months, and now the smaller rental spaces will generate an all year revenue which goes towards the purchase and management of community assets like the proposed purchase of Kirkton Woodland.

The iGallery is now OPEN again, 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. Easter to October.
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setting up and juggling space…

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iGallery Open for 2014

The iGallery has Opened today, Monday 7th April for a second season. Following the positive feedback from the public about last year’s pilot scheme the KWHG board has opened up the Pinewood cabin, at the Smithy Community Hub, between Lochcarron and Strathcarron. The iGallery is run by KWHG to provide a much needed visitor information centre for the south west Ross corner of the Highlands. It also showcases local artists and makers, with a wide range of local produce and products. This unique project is manned by volunteers from the arts and crafts community as well as supporters of the Kirkton Woodland Community group. All revenue generated by the hire of showcase spaces goes towards the KWHG woodland acquisition fund. This area attracts a lot of creative people to live and work, so a showcase space like this is ideal for micro crafts businesses to make the next steps in growing their businesses and interacting with the buying public. Also on display is a wonderful range of items made by the local primary school children as part of their ‘crofting connections’ project, they have helped look after the sheep, gathered wool, then learnt how to spin, felt and knit with it. This is a great example of what can be done to preserve heritage skills and produce unique beautiful items in an eco friendly & sustainable way.

The iGallery is open six days a week Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm from now until October.
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