Welcome to the Ropewalk Website.
The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing four gallery spaces, a sculpture garden, coffee shop and facilities for room hire, printmaking and picture framing.
Ropery Hall is small scale venue for film, theatre, comedy and music.
The centre is situated slightly to the east of the Humber Bridge, on the southern bank of the River Humber. Stretching out towards the bank, at almost a quarter of a mile long, The Ropewalk was initially part of a rope making factory; opening in 1767, the factory eventually closed in 1989.
New in the Craft Gallery
Essex based ceramist Pru Green has personally delivered to the Craft Gallery a selection of earthenware ceramics intricately decorated with coloured slips.
Pru, who has worked for more than 50 years with earthenware clay decorated with coloured slips, and spent some of her younger days in Lincolnshire before moving on to Wales and then East Anglia. She is now based in Wivenhoe at The Sentinel, a modern building which incorporates living accommodation over her pottery workshop and an art gallery, a project that took three years to gain planning permission. The Sentinel was finally built in 2014 and the gallery opened to the public in March 2015, with John Cooper Clark to cut the ribbon.
Here Pru continues work as a full time potter creating new colourful designs on timeless and fine vessels, as well as running a successful art gallery and enlightening new enthusiasts about the wonders of clay. Each piece is hand thrown with precision and hand decorated with the utmost care.
The work she has brought to the Craft Gallery features some well-known designs as well as introducing some new ranges. Prices starting at £28 for mugs and the range includes jugs and dishes in various sizes.
We need your newspaper!
Education officer Janine Knight has been attending a number of different schools this month with the stixx roller guiding pupils in the construction of chairs and stools made from newspaper. The stixx roller turns rolled up newspaper into really strong stixx that can be made into all sorts of things.
With so many projects on the go the stack of newspaper is depleting fast. If you have newspaper that you usually put out for recycling, please help us to put the newspapers to good use and hand them in at The Ropewalk any time before the 3rd October.
Click on the link below to see the latest cartoon by Twink Addison
Dates for your Diary
Christmas Art Market – December 3 & 4