The Beach Hut Gallery (Co. No. 06610299) is an Artists’ Co-operative based at Kents Bank railway station on the shores of Morecambe Bay .The gallery was founded by Judy Evans and Beverley White with the then secretary Denys W. Vaughan in June 2008, we have proved to be an important link for local artists. With donations from The Co-operative Society NW. and Northern Rail the train company responsible for Kents Bank Station we were able to renovate the disused public conveniences and convert the building for use as a gallery.
We now have 6 member/directors:
Fran Brown – Fused Glass
Judy Evans – Printmaker/Painter
Martin Copley – Ceramic Sculpture
Laura Pendlebury – Painter
Beverley White – Printmaker/Painter
Associate members Susan Pettman - Willow weaving
Clyde Olliver - Painting, drawing
Locally, tourism can be the focus for regenerating towns, new hope for communities and sustaining artistic and cultural activity of our historic and natural environment. This is why The Beach Hut Gallery is important
The main aims and business objective was to foster and support the principles and concept of co-operation amongst artists and the community, making art and crafts accessible to the general public and aspire to deliver high standards and pursue our personal ambitions.
We aim to increase the level of social enterprise in and around Kents Bank.We provide a viable and co-ordinated level of social enterprise in a friendly and business like manner.“The Hub” managed by Cooperative Mutual Services provided us with support to set up this project and provided a “Mentor” to guide us to the point where we are today..