Gallery opens again after flooding twice
By Exeter Express and Echo | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 06:45
AN Exmouth art gallery which was closed by flooding shortly after it opened has reopened.
In November, storms stripped the roof off Pierhead Galleries, LOOK art, and Pebble Studio, at Exmouth Marina and it was flooded with rainwater.
In December, a storm surge and abnormally high spring tide resulted in seawater flooding the gallery and more high winds in January took the part-finished roof off.
Now, after a refit, the gallery, which specialises in unusual and affordable local art and crafts, is open once more.
In the run-up to Christmas gallery owners, Peter Jeffs and Anne Way, were only really able to stock metal, wooden and ceramic gift and art items which would not be damaged by the dampness. They then closed for the repairs and refit.
Peter said: "The repeated flooding was very demoralising but we were determined to stay open and our customers responded so positively.
"We have learned a lot from those first few weeks and now we have a wider range of new art and more parts of the building open for display, including a new section of art for children."