Bideford’s Burton Art Gallery is going through refurbishment, but the super gallery and arts space will stay open for the duration.
The refurb is to properly accommodate the move of the Tourist Information Centre to the gallery and to improve the access to the space there.
The work starts in February, and will hopefully be finished by March, and it is hoped that disruption will be kept to a minimum, with the ground floor gallery and craft gallery remaining open for exhibitions, workshops and talks.
Also, fuelled by a cash injection from the sale of Exeter airport, a new display case will be build for the RJ Lloyd ceramic collection – fitting for an excellent collection and for the relationship the painter has with the gallery.
It’s expected that the overall cost of the Burton improvement project is around £500,000 with the money coming from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the museum.