AN art gallery in Clun that has been closed since 2017 is set to re-open for Easter.

Tim Wood, the proprietor, of Clun’s only art gallery for 14 years until its closure in January, 2017, is to reopen the gallery for Easter through to the Spring Bank Holiday.

Its closure left local artists with little gallery space and Mr Wood has now assembled an exhibition of artists who found favour with the public throughout the years that the gallery was open.

The decision to reopen, although for a limited time, came about by Mr Wood being asked to take part in Clun’s Green Man Jumble Trail on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Various locations throughout the town will be running jumble and yard sales in aid of Clun’s local charity, Caitlin’s Kickstart Award which gives bursaries annually to Ludlow College students in their first year of further or higher education.

Rather than just reopen for the one-day he asked artists Brian Fletcher, the widow of the late Paul Hipkiss, Lynn Jeffery, Pauline Kiteley, Wendy Lantos, Tim Nash, Noel Shepherdson, Ann-Monique Stellinga and Gordon Yapp to stage the exhibition.

Paul Hipkiss was a favourite and admired artist who regularly showed at the gallery sometimes simultaneously as at the Royal Academy in London. Paul died in 2017.

In addition to the art being on offer there will be various items of china and glass, bric-a-brac, books and vinyl at sale prices. On the Green Man Day these items will be further reduced by 20 per cent with 50 per cent of the profit going to Caitlin’s Kickstart Award charity. A donation from the sale of the art on show will also be made to the charity.

The gallery will be open daily from Thursday, April 18, through to Monday, May 6, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, (6.00pm on Green Man Day, May 6).