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Hodgson Loom Art Gallery

Type:Gallery

Hodgson Loom Art Gallery

About

The Hodgson Loom Art Gallery is situated in the old Loomery, on the first floor, of Laxey Woollen Mills. This lovely space was provided by the current owner of the mill as an arena in which Manx artists, of all genres, could showcase their talents. The Isle of Man is blessed with a surprising number of incredibly talented artists, many of which show all over the world. We show the work of established artists alongside that of new artists, plus also give an opportunity for the many different craft and textile groups and collectives to showcase their prowess. Being a working woollen mill, it seems fitting that we show and promote many of the traditional arts and crafts being revitalised on the Island, something that co-founder of the Mill, John Ruskin, would have whole-heartedly approved and supported.

We host monthly exhibitions showing a diverse range of mediums, whether it be traditional paintings and drawings; contemporary abstracts; textile art; sculpture; ceramics; photography, or any thing else for that matter!

As this space was the old Loomery, there still exists in the back of the room, the incredibly rare 1918 Hodgson Loom still in existence. To see what is currently on display, please visit our facebook page.

2019 Schedule of Exibitions

23rd March - 27th April 'Africa', a riot of colour and pattern from textile artists Pat Kelly and Janice Cottier

4th - 6th May Isle of Man Art Festival

6th May - 8th June Creative Network exhibtion featuring the many and varied styles of 17 members of the Creative Network, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography and illustration.

15th June - 20th July 'Island to Island' Tapestry, stone, paper. Two artists Louise Martin and Ros Bryant respond to two islans, Westray and the Isle of Man. Workshops and demonstrations information can be found on our facebook page.

27th July - 31st August 'Concept' An exhibition of conceptual, contemporary and abstract photography, sculpture, poetry and film. Simon Park, Greg Barlow, Neil Milsom, Nigel Owen; Sculpture by Rob Jones; poetry & film by Janet Lees.

6th - 28th September 'A Lifetime in Paint' by artist Tony Hewson. From densely dappled forest glades to portaits of pebbles, and a few stops n between.

5th October - 2nd November  'Island Magic' an exhibition of stunning seascapes, dunes and views inspired by the northern coastal landscape of the Isle of Man, echoing the poetry of Mona Douglas's in her 1956 collection ' Island Magic'

9th - 30th November '£100 and Under' An amazing opportunity to purchase original art from a selection of the Islands leading artists for £100 or under. Artists include, Ellie Baker, Collette Davies, Andrew Mackellar, Julia Ashby Smyth, Eva Ignatova.

30th November, 2nd, 3rd, 4th  December Handing in for our Annual Open Art Competition, this year's theme is 'UNDER'

14th December -  2nd February 2020 Annual Open Art Competition Exhibition

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic Site - A large patio area alongside the car park can be used for picnics

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Cheques accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards acceptable
  • MasterCard accepted
  • PayPal Accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location - The Mill building is situated next to the river

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
Laxey Woollen Mills, Glen Road, Laxey, IM4 7AR
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Opening Times

* During the changeover of exhibitions, the gallery is closed. Please see our Facebook page for exhibition dates.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The main coast road, A2, from Douglas to Ramsey goes through Laxey. Travelling from Douglas, drive through Laxey and take the right hand turn after the petrol station and then the MER tram station, down Captain's Hill, At the bottom, take a left onto Glen Road and you will see the big Laxey Woollen Mills stone building in front of you. Travelling from Ramsey on the A2 you will come down the hill approaching the village, around a sharp left hand bend onto the bridge above the small Lady Evelyn water wheel. Directly at the end of the bridge, turn left down Captain's Hill. At the bottom, turn left onto Glen Road where you will see the large stone Laxey Woollen Mills buliding in front of you. 

The gallery is situated on the first floor above the Mill shop, accessible up a staircase. There is no lift.

There is a large, free, car park. Toilet facilities available. 

 

Public Transport Directions

By public transport take the hourly Number 3 and 3A buses, Douglas to Ramsey via Laxey. There is a bus stop on the main road in front of the Manx Electric Railway station. It will take approximately 5 -10 minutes to wander down the hill to the Mill. There is a seasonal drop-off village minibus which will drop you at the door (times vary).

By Manx Electric Railway to Laxey. There is a footpath behind the station that will lead down on to Captain's Hill. Follow on down hill and turn left at the bottom and you will see the big stone mill building in front of you across a small bridge.

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