The opening night at the Blue & Berry Art Gallery was a wonderful event full of warm conversation and a joyful gathering of artists and community. To our delight, the event was very well attended and everyone thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the artists and their art.

The highlight of the evening was a poetry reading by Artist Stephen Raw. His beautiful rendition of Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘The Crown’ was mesmerising and emotional, bringing some of the audience to tears. He also introduced his sculpture, a 3D artwork that combines the words of Carol Ann Duffy with watercolour painting to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The original piece is now housed in Windsor Castle, but his signed replica is on show at the Blue & Berry Art Gallery.

All artists featuring in our first exhibition were invited to the opening night giving them the opportunity to talk about their work and answer questions by art enthusiasts and potential buyers. We will curate a new exhibition at Blue & Berry Art Gallery every 12 weeks, giving our clients further opportunity to view the work of other exciting artists. A preview event will be held to mark the opening of every future exhibition with further opportunities to meet our fantastic cohort of participating artists.

Special Event


Our current exhibition displays the work of an exciting group of young talented fine art graduates and professional artists from the north of England. Here is the opportunity to buy and invest in the work of artist stars of the future and from some excellent established North West based practitioners too. Please see our current cohort of exhibitors with their paintings under ‘our collection’ section.

The Crown

The gallery is hosting an important artwork by the celebrated artist Stephen Raw, whose eclectic pedigree includes sitting on the Royal Mint Design Advisory Committee, teaching at the National Arts School in Papua New Guinea and working as Artist-in-Residence at Manchester Cathedral. To read this story.

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