Gallery at 12
Staffordshire Artists Co-operative set up in February 2009 with the shared aim of finding a way to get Staffordshire art on to the High Street. In May 2009, with just seven members, they opened the doors to Gallery at 12, in Eccleshall. Since then, the Co-operative has grown its membership to 17 with the potential to grow further.
The range of art within the Co-operative has broadened and now includes paintings, photography, ceramics, sculptures, metalwork, beaded and silver jewellery, textile art and home furnishings, paper art, wood work.
The Co-operative members are keen to contribute to the wider artistic community and with that aim Gallery at 12 hosts a charity day, twice a year, to support and promote Shape Arts, a charity which works across the spectrum of disability and helps empower people to work more inclusively within the arts sector.
The members also encourage young Staffordshire artists by teaming up with local Rotary groups to judge art competitions where the winners are given their own exhibition and open day in the gallery.