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A Spot on the Wall Returns to the Station
Thursday - July 21, 2016
Art for sale by professional and amateur artists will be gracing the walls of Richmond’s former railway station for the whole summer from Saturday.

‘A Spot on the Wall’ is The Station’s popular annual exhibition with a twist, giving artists the chance to sell pieces at one of the area’s most visited attractions, and replacing work each time a piece is sold.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 23 July to Wednesday 31 August, and gives visitors to The Station an ever-changing display of art to enjoy, and purchase, in a wide range of media, from photography and oils, to watercolours, acrylics, ceramics and textiles.

"This is a great opportunity for artists to reach out to a large number of customers.  About 50,000 people will visit The Station over the summer holidays, so the potential for sales is very good," explains Gallery Manager, Thea Treweek.  "As a piece of art is sold from the artist's spot, they replace it with another.  This is obviously good for the artist, as there are virtually unlimited opportunities for sales, but it is also great for visitors, as the exhibition looks different every time."

The Station team is hoping the exhibition will prove popular, as the event is one of the major fundraising activities of the year.  Artists booking spaces, and commission from sales will all be put back into the running of the Victorian building.

To find out more about the artists who are exhibiting in this year's Spot on the Wall, view the online catalogue.

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