Hodgson Loom Gallery
The Gallery born in 2009 to showcase the vast variety of art created by the many talented artists and crafts people that inhabit this tiny island. The owners of Laxey Woollen Mills refurbished the old first floor Loomery to create a beautiful exhibition space, taking its name from the rare 1918 Hodgson Loom which hunkers at the back of the room. Philanthropist John Ruskin was instrumental in the setting up of the mill in 1881 and it seems fitting that the space has now become an art gallery.
The gallery is showing work from many members of the Creative Network in a wide range of disciplines from painting in oils, pastels and watercolour to textiles, sculpture and jewellery. They include Julia Ashby Smyth, Greg Barlow, Di Beckerson, Jacqueline Dawson, Susanne Ekdahl, Val Galpin, Karl Garrett, Myra Gilbert, Maureen Kennaugh, Shane Lucas, Claire McMahon, Neil Milson, Rebecca Odessa, Pat Tutt, Frauke Watson and Katharine Watling.
Laxey Woollen Mills, Glen Road, Laxey, IM4 7AR
The Creative Network exhibition continues till the 19th May.
Opening hours are 9am-5pm.