New digital exhibitions are coming to Atkins Gallery Online

Published Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Two new digital exhibitions are coming to Atkins Gallery Online following the success of the ‘Life in Lockdown’ open exhibition which took place this summer. 

Atkins Gallery Online (atkinsbuilding.co.uk), which was created in response to Covid-19, supports local artists and allows borough residents and beyond to view artwork in a digital format without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. 

The Earl Shilton Camera Club 2020 exhibition is currently available to view online. This local photography club has submitted a specially selected collection of 50 photographs comprising a mix of members’ favourites and pictures that have done well in competitions. The Earl Shilton Camera Club (ESCC) provides an opportunity for like-minded people who share an interest in photography to come together and talk about their passion. The club has around 35 members ranging from novice to expert who are all willing to share advice and knowledge. 

To learn more about ESCC please visit http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk or follow them on social media.

Coming next on Atkins Gallery Online is an exhibition which is part of Heritage Open Days 2020. The exhibition called ‘Then and Now’ has been created because the popular Atkins Heritage Tour - a joint project with Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and the Hinckley Great Meeting Chapel - is not feasible under the current Covid-19 government guidance. This online photographic exhibition will document the journey from Victorian hosiery factory to the mixed use creative and business centre it is now, the focus being the building’s transformation from derelict industrial site to today’s modern mixed use centre. The images featured in the exhibition will be provided by Hinckley & District Museum, Hinckley Times and includes some of Atkins Building’s own collection.

The Atkins Building’s Business Centre Principal Officer, Rebecca Wilbur, explained:

A reopening strategy is being worked on for Atkins Gallery so in the meantime please support our local artists and creators by viewing Atkins Gallery Online. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the gallery in the near future.