Somerville Gallery and the Coronavirus

Due to the current Coronavirus situation we have taken the sensible precaution to suspend formal opening hours of the Somerville Gallery in Otley. Whilst the foot count of visitors is usually not very heavy in a concentrated fashion, the nature of the screen panelling is such that close contact with other people is inevitable.

Should anyone wish to visit the Gallery we are quite happy to accommodate by appointment only for the time being.

By telephoning Ian or Jayne directly at the studio in Burley in Wharfedale : 01943 864349 arrangements can be made to suit most circumstances.

Ian will work solely from the studio for the time being.

We will keep the website updated with news as it develops and please don’t forget that most products can be distributed on line.

Somerville Arts announce Plans for Otley Gallery

Following our successful business working relationship with The Arts Works, Otley gallery and framing centre, we have agreed to take part of the premises at the rear of the building to create a more formal presence. A well lit studio with late Victorian features will provide Somerville Arts with multi purpose usage facilities.

Internal design and decorating work will mean a likely launch date of around January 2018 to coincide with the release of the exciting new work by Ian of ‘1812’.

As well as providing a more formal registered office base, it will be displaying Ian Middleton limited edition prints and a number of original oil works for sale. In addition, we are planning to have certain days where Ian will be painting and giving the public the opportunity to view with refreshments and plenty of chat on hand.

The ability to select paintings and discuss the perfect framing options on site in the same building is we feel a rare opportunity.

We will keep you posted of our progress.