Last Wednesday they were holding an 'open day so Phil Hart went along to have a look at the latest shop to be available and find out a little more.
The latest shop on 4-6 Gillygate, opposite Bootham, is huge and probably something like half the area of the DeGrey Rooms venue that we used for our last few exhibitions.
Blank Canvas charge a token fee of around £20 per week for each vacant shop on their books. They cover all electricity used, Exhibitors may consider insuring their work but there are no other hidden costs. Once the fee has been exhchanged for the keys, Exhibitors cam open whatever days and times they prefer.
There will be plenty of other shops coming up in future. Shops are always completely empty and would need display boards, seats, tables, etc. to make them work.
This looks like a very cheap way to get work exhibited in prime locations and could be a good substitute for the 'open air' exhibitions that used to take place.
If you want to find out more try these links
or go along to the next open day on Tuesday at StoneBow House.