|As you are all aware, RQAS needs to implement appropriate precautions in order to play our part in curbing the coronavirus. As a result the committee has decided to take the following steps:|
1. The All Creatures and Wild Things exhibition will remain open until the closing date of Saturday, 28th March, with bump out Monday, 30th March.
2. The gallery will remain open at the moment and this will be reviewed after Easter.
3. All volunteers will be cancelled until further notice and gallery will be closed on Sundays.
4. The Harold and Agnes Richardson will be postponed and the Life Drawing Extravaganza scheduled for the 19th April will be postponed.
5. A decision will be made by the 7th April as to whether the Abstract exhibition will be postponed.
6. Any entry fees already paid by artists will be held in credit for future exhibitions.
7. For private exhibitions, it will be up to the discretion of the artist hiring the gallery (or restrictions imposed by the authorities) as to whether they go ahead with their exhibition.
8. Members will be offered a popup exhibition to cover periods when we do not have a scheduled exhibition.
9. All RQAS organised life drawing classes and tutored life drawing will be cancelled until further notice.
10. All private tutors will have the option of cancelling and that is the advice of the RQAS, but it will be up to each tutor to decide what they want to do.
11. The RQAS would greatly appreciate any donations during this difficult period as we will not be receiving any income from RQAS activities. Please contact the gallery if you would like to donate and are in a position to help and if you would like your donation to be tax deductible.
12. We would also really appreciate prompt payment of annual membership fees that have fallen due or are about to fall due.
13. Please be assured that the gallery will be following all guidelines set out by the health authorities to keep the gallery a safe environment for staff and visitors. We request you do not visit the gallery if you are feeling the least bit unwell or have even the slightest reason to suspect they may have come into close proximity with a carrier.
Hopefully these are all temporary measures, and if we all take care and follow the advice of the authorities, this crisis will all be over very soon. Thank you all for your support and understanding during these very difficult times.
We will keep you updated as the situation evolves but please do not hesitate to contact the gallery if you have any queries or concerns.