Craft Arena's opening hours are currently 10:00 - 4.30 Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 4.00 on Sunday. We offer personal shopping appointments by arrangement, contact us for more details. We will keep you updated on any changes here and on our on our Facebook page.

For the duration of the current Tier 2 restrictions, we are holding workshops and classes via Zoom. One to one training is unaffected.

See our in-studio Covid policy here.

Alchemy Gallery


About the Alchemy Gallery

The Alchemy Gallery is part of Craft Arena, an independent textile art studio owned and managed by Denise Gannon, who is a textile artist herself.

Craft Arena aims to support artists and to promote, encourage and foster art in the community. We have over 30 square metres of hanging space with lighting covering the majority of the display area. Glass cabinets are available to showcase more delicate pieces. Video and slideshow presentation is also available.

We encourage monthly exhibitions, and Alchemy can be hired from as little as one week or for as long as required, subject to availability.

Launch Event

Why not have a private viewing or artist in residence event to launch your exhibition? Daytime or evening events are available. Contact us for more details.


We offer discounts to various Guilds and Associations. Alternatively, exhibitors may be able to offset s proportion of the cost of gallery hire by holding a workshop for us during their exhibition.


Contact us to arrange a visit to view the Alchemy Gallery and to discuss your requirements.

Next in the Alchemy Gallery

Due to the current situation, exhibition dates may alter. 

August 2020: Tantalising Textiles 2020

Future Exhibitions

October 2020 Rowan Trunk Show

December 2020 to January 2021 The Minerva Textile Group - Words and Pictures

March 2021 Workshop Exhibition

April 2021 Tantalising Textiles 2021