A little Paperboat on a mission

The Paperboat Gallery, run as a social enterprise, will bring the arts to the town of Ellesmere Port in a pioneering project aiming to give people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience arts and crafts and to enrich lives by inspiring creativity.

Our vision is to create a vibrant, inspiring and flourishing gallery environment that brings art to life and provides a platform for professional artists, talented amateurs and young newcomers.

The gallery will be the central hub for a broad range of arts- based activities and workshops that will enable us to achieve our vision.

We will engage with the community by delivering arts-based projects to bring inspiration to people’s lives and improve their self esteem.

We aim to enrich the lives of people from all walks of life and utilise the healing and therapeutic aspects of the arts in a positive and sustainable way.

The gallery will exhibit a wide range of fine art, including pottery, ceramic art, textile art, drawings and paintings, prints, photography, glassware and jewellery. We will keep our minds open to all kinds of ideas and invite visitors to engage with the project through demonstration days, drop-in sessions, organised workshops, courses and art projects that go beyond the gallery building and out into the town.

To maximise the potential of the gallery we will organise external art related fairs and exhibitions and participate in next year’s first arts festival in Ellesmere Port.


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