A GALLERY is set to reopen to the public today with the launch of an exhibition, following its closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

Artist and gallery director Neeta Pederson was thrilled to obtain the lease for the Star Brewery Gallery in Lewes earlier this year, and had shows lined up throughout 2020.

However, when the pandemic hit Neeta was forced to close the physical gallery and worked fast to create an online exhibition.

Now she is delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to see artistic works in person.

Neeta said: “Our aim is to make the gallery safe for the artists, the visitors and our staff.

“After dealing with digital images for two months it is a great pleasure now to be handling real works on canvas.

“There is a great deal of interest in the show’s opening.

“We look forward to receiving visitors and are extremely pleased to be back in business.”

The opening exhibition will run until August 2 and feature works by three Sussex artists... Peter Messer, Andrew Fitchett and Tom Benjamin.

Only two visitors will be allowed in to the gallery at once, to maintain social distancing.

The gallery will be open between 11am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, and from noon until 3pm on Sundays.

For more information about the reopening, go to starbrewerygallery.com.