Hiring Details

Hiring The Iona Gallery

The Iona Gallery is available to hire for private exhibitions and other uses at reasonable rates. Please  fill in the form and send it along with your deposit. We will get back to you to confirm its availability.

Gallery hires are normally for weeks running from Monday to Saturday with set up on the previous Sunday and takedown on the Saturday evening. Where two consecutive weeks are hired, the Sunday between the two weeks can be open for visitors at no additional charge. Extra days beyond the normal week are chargeable as per the table below unless indicated in the available dates list as being offered free of charge. Periods outside the normal hire intervals are by negotiation.

The hirer is responsible for manning and for payment of costs, but may share the gallery (and manning) with others if wished. Hirers of the small gallery at times when a Highlife Highland Exhibition is being staged in the main gallery will be expected to look after the Highlife Exhibition as well as their own.

EXHIBITS SHOULD BE DISPLAYED ON THE WALLS USING THE HANGING SYSTEMS PROVIDED (RODS AND/OR  PERLON HANGERS WITH HOOKS). FOR LABELLING, SEE THE GENERAL RULES BELOW.

THE USE OF ANY FIXING MATERIALS TO WALLS AND MOVEABLE WALLS OF EITHER GALLERY, APART FROM REMOVABLE GLUE DOTS IS BANNED. REMOVABLE GLUE DOTS SHOULD BE ACQUIRED BY THE USER; A SUPPLY MAY BE POSSIBLE VIA THE SOCIETY, AT COST.

IN PARTICULAR, STICKY TAPES AND BLUE OR WHITE BLUTAC ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND A REPAINTING CHARGE WILL BE MADE IF THESE MATERIALS ARE USED.

SHOULD SCREW OR NAIL/PIN FIXINGS BE A REQUIREMENT FOR ANY EXHIBITION, THE USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING GOOD THE SURFACE THEMSELVES, OR OUR COSTS FOR DOING SO UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE AGREED IN ADVANCE.

ALL USERS REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING GOOD ANY DAMAGE TO THE PREMISES WHILST UNDER THEIR USE.

Members of SBSA are offered a special rate for all bookings, but the following rule will be strictly applied to qualify for the rate :
ALL persons taking part in the hiring must be members, fully paid up by the AGM at the beginning of the year of hire. If any participant was not a member at that date, the member rate will not apply.

GALLERY HIRE COSTS:

1) Gallery Bookings 2019 (eg for Exhibitions)

 

1st
Week

Subsequent Weeks

Additional Days per day

Main Gallery
nonmembers
members


£225
£200


£175
£150


£35
£30

SmallGallery
nonmembers
members

£70
£50

£70
£50

£15
£10

Main + Small Galleries
non members
members


£295
£250


£245
£195


£45
£40

Weekly price is inclusive of set up, normally on the day preceding exhibition opening, with private view on the evening of the set up day (normally Sundays)

The small gallery may be hired on its own for exhibitions / craft shows etc, provided it is not booked as part of a ‘whole gallery’ exhibition. Small gallery hirers will always be responsible for their own manning and in addition must agree to invigilate over Highlife Highland exhibitions at times when they are occupying the main gallery.

 

2) Part Day and Block Bookings (eg for Winter Workshops, evening meetings)

Part day sessions are split 3 ways: Morning Session, Afternoon Session, Evening Session
Where an event requires the pre-arrangement and post-tidy up of large numbers of chairs and tables (over 2 tables and/or over 10 chairs)van additional fee of £15 will be sought to cover extra time needed.

 

Part Day

Second Session

Additional Sessions each

Main Gallery 

£30

£30

£20

Small Gallery 

£20

£20

£10

Main + Small Galleries

£40

£40

£30

Download hire form:

2019_Iona_Booking_Form1

The Iona Gallery consists of the Main Gallery and the Small Gallery. The rooms are adjacent to one another and may be hired individually or together. Preference will be given to those wishing to put on an art or craft exhibition, or hold an art or craft workshop, but other bookings will also be considered. Clients wishing to hold exhibitions of Art and/or Craftwork should provide the committee with examples of work in the form of digital images, photographs, link to representative website or original pieces. The committee reserves the right to refuse any work. All hire prices are based on the client supervising their own exhibition.

The Main Gallery is carpeted and has a hanging system installed and a gantry with spotlights. There is an onsite screen which is available for use but customers will need their own projection equipment.. 

The Small Gallery is available for hire as a workshop space or gallery area.

The gallery possesses 8 folding tables, 90 folding chairs, 2 glass display cabinets and several plinths. Easels and freestanding display boards with hanging system, are also available for hire. Please contact us for further details.

There is disabled access to the side and rear of the building, and a disabled toilet near the main entrance.

Please note: The Gallery premises are unlicensed and unsuitable for the sale of food and drink in general. If clients wish to hold a private view or similar function all containers and food must be prepared off site, and not be for sale. Currently, events which would require an entertainments licence cannot be considered unless the client is prepared to obtain such themselves – but policy on this question may change in the future.

Insurance:

Public liability insurance for the building is provided by the SBSA, however the client is to provide their own insurance to cover loss or damage to their work, and any damage costs arising, as they see fit. The client is responsible for the production and distribution of posters and general publicity. Given adequate time, circulation may also be made through the SBSA newsletter to SBSA members and friends.