Craft Arena's studios at the Village, Barleylands are open again. As a temporary measure we are opening on Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 - 3:30 and Sundays 11:00 - 3:00. We are also offering 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. See our in-studio Covid policy here.

Alchemy Gallery


About Alchemy

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.

Currently at Alchemy

December 2019: Minerva Textile Group - Openings

Future Exhibitions

March 2020: Craft Arena Workshop Exhibition

April 2020: Tantalising Textiles 2020

May 2020: Denise Gannon - Inspired by

September 2020: Liz Neave

October 2020: Denise Gannon and Wendy Mansfield - Print and Stitch

November 2020: Emily Johnson