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The Gallery

A stunning space to explore the visual arts with an eclectic and challenging programme of exhibitions

Welcome to The Gallery at Blackpool School of Arts, a place which inspires creativity through an ambitious and varied year-round exhibition programme featuring work from both current students and professional artists.

Underpinned by the School's ethos of a creative community of practice and supported by its three pillars - Process, Connectivity and Community - The Gallery aims to delight, challenge and stimulate audiences with artworks that explore a diverse range of contemporary themes in modern art whilst pushing the possibilities of materials, media and technologies.

As well as featuring students' end of year shows in both fine art and photography, the Gallery has, in the past, exhibited work from such luminaries as Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin and continues to attract the attention of artists locally, nationally and internationally as an exhibition space.

We are always open to receiving proposals from artists, art collectives and curators who would like to exhibit in the Gallery and are happy to consider work from creatives at any stage of their career to share their ideas with us and help influence the next generation of creative practitioners; our students.

Casey Orr: Saturday Girl About Town

Monday 26 September - Friday 25 November 2022: Private View Thursday 29 September Time TBC

We are delighted to welcome Casey Orr's Saturday Girl (2013 - Present) to the B&FC gallery this autumn. Saturday Girl is an award winning collection of portraits of young women in the UK. The series has been exhibited in multiple locations including galleries, festivals, photoessays and publications. The book Saturday Girl, was published in 2020 by Bluecoat Press. Saturday Girl won the Format Festival Award in 2019. Since 2013 Casey has photographed in towns and cities throughout the UK with a pop up portrait studio on Saturday afternoons.

Contact Us

Curator: Aaron Tonks Email: Address: University Centre, Park Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4ES Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 09:30am - 4.30pm