Opportunities for the Public

We know that many of our friends and supporters would not consider themselves to be artists, but they enjoy looking at or making art.


At Palace Arts we are committed to offering as much opportunity as we can for people in the wider community to become involved in Art, and we do this in a number of ways. For example, members of the public can:

  • Visit the Palace Hub Gallery to enjoy the wide variety of art on show

  • Attend a workshop or talk at Palace Arts Nexus

  • Take part in a 'have a go' session in a variety of media including pastels, acrylics and printing

  • Bring along some work for a friendly 'critique'

  • Work on a photograph in Photoshop

  • Have some individual tuition, for example on using a digital camera

  • Become a 'Friend' of Palace Arts Nexus and then make use of our facilities

  • Come to hear an artist talk about his or her work

  • Become a volunteer steward in the gallery

  • Use the Palace Arts Nexus library or computers to find out about art

Services to Education

Palace Arts Directors Mark and Nel Hickson come from a background in education and are experienced in working with teachers and learners both in the classroom and at SMT level. 


We can work with your art co-ordinator or head of department to enhance the creative aspect of your curriculum through:

  • visits to the gallery

  • workshops  - your place or ours

  • skills updates for teachers

  • computing and printing facilities

  • exhibiting your students' work in our gallery

  • providing a photographic record of an important event at your establishment.



Many of the artists who work with Palace Arts are serving or ex-teachers who enjoy passing on their knowledge to students and adult learners. If you would like an artist to work on a project in your establishment, please email us in the first instance with an outline of your ideas and we will find an appropriate artist for you.

Looking for a venue to show your students' work?


The Palace Hub Gallery has a space which is used for short exhibitions and can be hired by individuals, community groups and educational establishments. Please contact us for details.

Services to Businesses

Would you like some original artwork to enhance your working environment?

Palace Arts has over one hundred artists whose work can be made available for purchase or loan.


We can arrange the purchase of artwork should you wish to keep it, or if you would like to ring the changes, we can select, curate and hang a rolling programme of art for you.*


We can also supply a list of suitable artists if you are considering commissioning a piece for your building or office.

*Terms and Conditions apply to loaned artwork - please enquire.

Services & Opportunities