Storey Gallery was started in 1991 by a group of Lancaster-based artists. Initially known as the Storey Institute Art Gallery, then as Storey Art Gallery, and later as Storey Gallery, it presented a programme of temporary exhibitions of contemporary art in the splendid Victorian gallery in the Storey Institute for 20 years until 2012. The 100+ exhibitions included one-person shows by Andy Goldsworthy, Gillian Ayres, Basil Beattie, Michael Brennand-Wood, Simon Callery, Anthony Green, Albert Irvin, Michael Kenny, Sophie Ryder, and Richard Wilson, plus touring exhibitions from Japan, Spain, and Italy, and a variety of curated group shows.
As well as exhibitions, the programme included installations, residencies, talks on art, discussions, practical workshops, sessions for schools, professional development for local artists, and projects in the public realm including the garden next to the Storey building, and various works in Lancaster's Market Square.
These pages record that programme.
A physical archive of documents relating to these activities was deposited in the Lancashire Records Office in Preston, which is open to the public.
The Tasting Garden by Mark Dion is placed in this section of the website as most of the information is about its past.
If you would like further information about any of this work, past or present, please get in touch.