February 10, 2012 3.28 pm This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln Art Works reopens its doors

Makeover: A closed city gallery will be given a new lease of life after being bought by a former university student.

A Lincoln art gallery that went up for sale last year will be given a new lease of life under new owners next month.

Lincoln Art Works on West Parade closed a year ago due to the previous owner needing to deal with family issues.

However, former University of Lincoln Fine Art student Rosie Ablewhite has bought the unit, which will also be an artist-in-residence.

Ablewhite hopes to use the gallery for commercial and commission-based pieces, and exhibiting works from local artists, such as Andrew Riddle.

She said: “My aim is to provide unique art and stylish designs at a range of prices.”

For smaller pieces of art, photographs, prints, cards and gifts will be available as well as the original works.

The transformed gallery will open on February 11, but have an official opening weekend on March 3 to 4, while opening times are expected to be between 10am and 6pm on weekdays (until 4pm on weekends).

Photos by Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite

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