A changing programme of exhibitions by local, national and international artists


Spring Rising

A celebration of the arrival of Spring by Green Door Artists Green Door Artists have been motivated by the vitality of Spring. A response to this season’s promise of renewal,...

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27 March 2024 27th March 2024 - 26th May 2024


“Our Land in Colour” Oil paintings by Julie Dumbarton

It is a pleasure for Upfront to host an exhibition by Julie Dumbarton. Her first solo exhibition as a young artist was with us 22 years ago. She recently returned...

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28 January 2024 28th January 2024 - 24th March 2024

Brushstrokes – creative thinking in paint and clay

An expression of Life, Colour and Landscape by Potters and Painters This exhibition has been curated by Cumbrian artist, Frances Winder who is a regular exhibitor at Upfront:“The exhibition is...

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15 November 2023 15th November 2023 - 30th December 2023

Shared Stories at Upfront

Ceramic Exhibition by 12 members of Northern Potters - Northwest

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27 September 2023 27th September 2023 - 11th November 2023

About the Gallery

The Gallery presents a changing programme of exhibitions. Work is selected by the owners to produce shows that reflect a wide cross section of artists and styles. Artists are local, national and international. Exhibitions include painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. These may be one man shows or group shows, united by a theme which inspires the work.

The gallery also has a changing collection of work by artists who have become popular exhibitors at Upfront.

Would you like to exhibit your artwork?

Artists interested in exhibiting at the gallery should initially email images of work, plus C.V. and relevant artist statement.