The gallery closed its doors at the end of January 2017.
Nine years ago I took on the exciting task of reinventing the Star Brewery Gallery. I hit the ground running, with paint barely dry, Hop Gallery emerged.
Hop has earned its reputation as a significant, prestigious visual arts venue in Sussex with its multifunctional use complementing traditional and contemporary art, sculpture and installations.
The ethos was to encompass both the up-and-coming and accomplished artist alike. I am proud to have facilitated exhibitions for regional, national and international artists and makers. Across 200 exhibitions we have showcased the artwork of 1500 plus artists, providing a diverse mix, and extending a warm welcoming environment to our visitors.
Without the unfailing support of my husband Steven, colleagues and friends Barbara, Diana, Neeta and Clare who’ve been with me every step of the way, and the many talented artists, visitors and supporters of Hop Gallery this success story would not have been possible.
However, now is the time for me to take up new challenges and I would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for being part of this exciting journey.