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Weymouth College is embarking on an exciting venture to create a sustainable, community gallery at its Cranford Avenue campus.

The gallery will be built using recycled and reclaimed materials by community volunteers – creating minimum impact on the environment but with maximum creativity!

The venue will be used to showcase the work of the College’s talented art students, local artists, as well as hosting a programme of touring professional exhibitions.

The College is hoping to raise £15,000 for the project, with an online fundraising campaign now live and an official launch event set to tie in with the students’ end of year art show in June.

It is hoped the gallery build will then start over the summer holiday, on a currently unused piece of land on the College campus, close to the art department and Bay Theatre.

The initial octagonal design for the new gallery building at Weymouth College, designed by Newmakers Bureau

Weymouth College has been working on the project with architectural firm Newmakers Bureau, B-Side Arts Festival, Houseworks, The Arts Development Company, Lucy Glendinning and Mark Merer.

A spokesperson for the College said: “We need your support to bring this vision to life. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

“Whether you’re a skilled builder, an artist or simply passionate about our cause, we welcome your involvement. Join us in creating something truly special for Weymouth!

“By coming together as a community, we can build more than just a gallery – we can build a legacy of creativity, sustainability and inclusivity that will enrich the lives of generations to come.”

There are a number of ways to support the project, with the option to ‘leave your legacy’ on the new gallery.

A £50 donation will see your name etched on to one of the tiles on the gallery (200 available), £500 will see you named as an official sponsor of the gallery, and named in our gallery promotional material, and £1,000 will see you named as an official sponsor, and a student award in your name at the final student show for the next five years.

However, donations of any size are welcome at

All are welcome at the Gallery Launch Event on 17th June – find out more details here: Gallery Project Launch – Weymouth College

The College is also keen to hear from local businesses or organisations interested in support the project, as well as artists, those with building skills, surplus building materials or those who would like to volunteer in the community building project.

For more information or to get involved, email 

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