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28 Aug 2015

BAR Gallery to close at the end of September

Dear Member,

Since leaving the Willesden Green Library Centre in July 2012, Brent Artists Resource has been located in Electric House and more recently Queens Parade, both pop-up spaces under the auspices of Meanwhile Space. This has helped us to provide an adventurous and continuous gallery service for our wide-ranging artistic community.

Until recently we had been hoping to find a way to re-establish ourselves at the new Gallery space at the new Willesden Green Library Centre. Unfortunately this has not been possible.

Under Laurie Cesek’s enthusiastic curatorial work at the present space on Queen’s Parade we have maintained a lively exhibition programme and with a little help from Brent Council we have provided hireable space for many creative groups and individuals as a stop- gap until the Library reopened. The agreement with the Council ended over a year ago and since then we have been funding the space ourselves, with the hope that we could find a new space that we could afford while retaining Laurie’s services as a Gallery Director.

Unfortunately over time this has become unsustainable and rather than fall into debt, the BAR Board has decided that we will serve our member best if we close our doors at Queens Parade at the end of September.

We are looking for an alternative space and are planning to carry on supporting art practice, providing our members with 3 exhibitions a year. The first exhibition will be at the Willesden Green Library space in November. We also will be doing a Bus Stop Event on Queens Park Day on 13 September.

We want to make the most of our final few weeks at our gallery on Queens Parade. We hope you will celebrate with us all the great work we have achieved over the last 2 years, by joining us at our final exhibition preview and Closing Party

Figure & Portrait Preview Evening: Friday 11th September 6pm-10pm 

More details on event page: 

BAR @ Queens Parade Closing Party: Friday 25th September 6pm-10pm 

More details coming soon!


John Blandy


Opening Hours: 12pm-6pm Tuesday-Friday,  2-6pm Saturdays

BAR Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, London, NW2 5HT

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