Inspire Gallery may be located in the heart of Lancaster city centre but it seems like it could just as easily be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets.
The first floor gallery area comprises of two very different spaces. As you walk up the urban style steel staircase the room opens up into a stunning high ceilinged gallery. The airy feeling of the room does full justice to the art works displayed in it. This is our main gallery room and it is open all year round featuring mixed contemporary artwork from local artists.
The Haselgrave Room
As you walk out of the main gallery you enter the The Haselgrave Room. This room is a beautiful and peaceful space that has diffused lighting coming through the large Georgian sash windows overlooking New Street. It is because of the beautiful space in this gallery that we use it for our solo exhibitions and workshops.
The room is named after Albert Haselgrave, a relative who was an active watercolourist and illustrator at the turn of the last century, and member of the Leeds Savages. In our family when we talk about Albert Haselgrave we affectionately call him Uncle Albert. He is partly responsible for being an inspiring force behind bringing Inspire Gallery to life. Due to his influence it seemed only fitting to name our exhibition gallery in his honour.