Fine art comes to Baldock

AN exciting new gallery is all set to open in Baldock that will showcase and sell the work of some of the contemporary art world’s brightest stars.

Gallery 1066 will open its doors for the first time this Saturday and features paintings by Rolf Harris, Sherree Valentine Daines, Doug Hyde and Fabian Perez.

Hayley Norman, owner of the gallery, said: “My aim has always been to make art accessible to all, and with a gallery in the centre of such a vibrant area.

“I very much look forward to providing a whole new fine art experience and opening the world of contemporary art to a wider audience.

“Whether you are an experienced collector, a corporate client or looking to buy your first piece, we look forward to welcoming you into our gallery.”

The 42-year-old also aims to build connections with local schools and colleges to help promote art as a potential career path and to possibly exhibit students’ work, as well as putting Baldock on the art map.

The mother-of-one said: “I love Baldock, I moved here two years ago.

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“It’s a lovely town and it would be nice to bring more stuff to Baldock, it’s quite quirky and it has got that arty feel to it.

“Hopefully it will bring more people here.”

The Gallery is situated on Hitchin Street and more information is available from www.gallery1066fineart.com.

Murray Fastier, Baldock’s town centre manager, said: “I think it’s going to be brilliant for the town.

“It’s the way the town’s going with the cafe culture and this is just another different area for Baldock to go to.

“The pieces are quite affordable from what I can gather so it’s not out of people’s reaches.

“There’s a lot of artsy folks who will like it and it will bring people into Baldock, so I wish it every success.”

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