The Atkins Gallery spring and summer programme launched

Photo of an abstract painting of an angel

Published Friday, 29 March 2019

With the clocks changing this weekend we can now officially welcome the Atkins Gallery's spring and summer programme.

Atkins Gallery Principal Officer Rebecca Wilbur said:

We are looking forward to showcasing a range of art over the coming months and hosting various events. We would urge residents and visitors to the area to pay a visit to the gallery. We are also asking artists to take part in our Open Exhibition which starts in July and this year focuses on transport and travels. Full details are available on our website.

The Atkins Gallery spring and summer programme 2019

Mind, 8 April to 24 April 

An exhibition by six De Montfort University students, each studying fine art. The exhibition is called Mind as this title links all the different ideas and concepts ranging from exploring the subconscious, cultural identity and the time pressures of modern life. This is the students' first group show together and comprises short films, sculpture and paintings with a selection of the pieces available to purchase.

The Pride Landscape, 13 May to 24 May 

An LGBT education exhibition featuring six artwork trees, each one representing the colours and meanings from the Pride flag: healing, sunlight, nature, harmony and spirit - “Our leaves may be different colours, sizes and shapes, our orientations maybe different to yours, but we are the same the world over. Make your colours, shine so bright that the world has no choice but to stand up and notice.” 

 Artspiration, 13 May to 24 May

An exhibition of artworks by artists supporting other artists and individuals to help dispel the stigma of mental health. There will be a launch event on 17 May from 3pm to 6pm with speeches, networking and an original dance performance by students of NWSLC. This exhibition is organised as part of Mental Health Awareness Week ( which runs from13 May to 19 May and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

Graduate show BA Hons visual media, 10 June to 25 June

Students from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, in their final year of a BA Honours degree in visual media, will be showcasing their final projects in this Graduate show. The exhibition is called Blink and will feature disciplines such as film, graphic design and photography.

Atkins Gallery Annual open exhibition, 15 July to 16 August 2019 

The popular Atkins Gallery open exhibition returns this summer celebrating the Hansom Cab and Hinckley’s contribution to the transport industry. 

The theme of this year’s open exhibition is Travels and Transport with 2D and 3D interpretations of the theme welcome. Your piece could be about a physical or personal journey, a favourite vehicle you’ve owned or would like to own, views and experiences from your travels from home and abroad, inspiration from heritage transport like the Hansom Cab or the Flying Scotsman, inspiration from daily or special journeys or different ways of travelling by land, sea or air. 

Submission dates for your transport and journey inspired pieces are 1 July to 5 July at Atkins Building Reception, costing £12 for up to three pieces with the exhibition opening on 15 July. Download a copy of the open exhibition pack ( 

Earl Shilton Camera Club 2019 exhibition, 27 August to 6 September 

This local popular photography club returns with their annual members showcase featuring work from projects and competitions throughout the year. Many of the prints displayed will be available to purchase. The camera club will also be hosting an open evening on 4 September. For more information visit the Earl Shilton Camera Club website  

Atkins Heritage Tour (part of Heritage Open Days), Saturday 14 September from 10:30am to approx. finish 12:45pm

This guided walking tour of the Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and the Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel starts at 10:30am on Saturday 14 September at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley. To book your place on the Atkins Heritage Tour email

The Atkins Gallery is free to enter and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. For details of additional weekend and evening openings please visit  The Atkins Building website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For more information about the Atkins Gallery and how to exhibit please email