Moving from the beautiful, but small gallery in the main street of Clunes, to a much larger space further down the street, has given owners of Red Door Gallery, Chris Lethlean and Chris O’Donnell greater flexibility in what they can present.
This new move to a great location attracts the many visitors who are now finding their way to Clunes. Red Door Gallery with it’s diversity, style, variety of exhibitions is becoming recognised as a destination in the tapestry of a region becoming increasingly known as a hub for galleries and artists.
The industrial style space with it’s exposed Oregon roof beams offers more exhibition space, the ability to run workshops on site, textile classes and exhibitions and whatever the two Christines feel will attract the public. The much larger and brighter premises also allows for larger paintings to be displayed giving the viewer a wider impression of the artwork.
Some of the planned workshops and classes include creative stitching, weaving, book binding, Japanese Ikebana and Japanese stitching, with more being added throughout the year.
The space is so large it can accommodate lifesized wire sculptures by local artist Tom Rippon. Taking pride of place at the moment are two fascinating works – a full sized white horse and yellow tiger.
Within this new space are individual areas for homewares, textiles, clothing, children’s ware and more, all made by local artists and artisans.
Red Door Gallery has a gentle, restful atmosphere about it and is well worth a visit. Now on the corner of Fraser and Service Streets, Clunes http://reddoorgalleryonfraser.com