Platform Gallery

Platform Gallery Exhibition Programme

2024 Main Gallery space

Perfect Progress

The Platform Gallery is thrilled to introduce our latest exhibition Perfect Progress, shining a spotlight on sustainable craft.

From the 22nd January to 13th April 2024 we invite you to explore mindful contemporary making, handcrafted in pursuit of reducing environmental impact in a bid to achieve progress not perfection. Fourteen UK artists are on display who give consideration to sustainable practice in a range of disciplines from Sculpture to Jewellery. In addition to the exhibition, we have mini maker activities available in our Mix space, where we encourage our younger visitors to have a go at weaving and eco printing. These activities are drop in and self-led (with a little help from a grown up).

The Platform Gallery is keen to make its own positive environmental changes and is calling on our visitors to help. For the duration of the exhibition we have a recycling box that takes tricky to recycle plastics such a toothbrushes, balloons, glitter and toys. With the help of the community and our visitors, we hope to fill our box and stop these items going into landfill. The box scheme is operated by a recycling company who are able to produce a board from the waste, and in turn this is made into furniture, an example of which can be seen in the exhibition.

Artwalk Clitheroe

24th March 2024

The Platform Gallery joins the hub of galleries based in our market town allowing visitors to experience an abundant variety of artwork within a short walking distance. A full day can be spent ambling along the route of galleries, taking in the cultural atmosphere of the town. Be prepared to fall in love with an original work of art, this is your chance to take home an everlasting memento of your visit to the Ribble Valley. Each venue involved has its very own individual and inspiring style to enjoy.

Craft Open

29th April - 7th July 2024

The Platform Gallery’s annual exhibition connecting visitors with local contemporary craft.

Find all the infomation about enterring the Craft Open Exhibition here.

InThe Mix

Our space available for hire

Printmaker Beverley Doughty

9th - 15th May 2024