Chate Room

The Chate Room, hire for workshops, for talks, for exhibitions.

The Chate Room

The Chate Room has been named in honour of one of our founding members, John Malcolm Chate, who sadly passed away just before the launch of our new premises in October 2012. The room is  located to the rear of the main gallery. It contains the original wood floors, thick stone walling and plenty of natural light from north-facing windows overlooking the streets to the rear. The room is believed to be medieval in origin and provides an ideal space for workshops or guest artists.

The original character of this room has been maintained, therefore, the walls are slightly curved and not square to each other, the ceiling height varies and we do advise that if you require an accurate measurement, please feel free to come into the gallery during open hours and take your own measurements.  Click here to see a rough plan of the room.

Chate Room Floor Plan

The Chate room has 4 double electrical sockets and plenty of window light. Although a

professional hanging system is in place, you are able to use the walls and mount directly to them

however all walls must be fully repaired for inspection at the end of the exhibition. Some plinths, chairs,

tables and a projector are all available upon request.

Workshops, talks & demonstrations

As well as being a beautiful space for exhibiting, the Chate room also lends itself to workshops,

talks and demonstrations very well. King Street Gallery hires tutors and artists to run these events

and as an exhibitor, you're very much welcome to hold your own event where you will be paid. As

well as reducing your costs, this is an excellent way to increase your audience during the

exhibition. As these events are held on a regular basis by the gallery, as an exhibitor in the Chate

room, your work is being opened up to a wide audience. However, these events will not infringe

on your exhibition during gallery opening hours or your private viewing. Please speak to a gallery

member or e-mail: for more information on these events.

Hire Information

  • This room is available to hire for exhibitions, workshops, talks and small events and on a 2, 3 or 4 week basis for exhibitions and on a daily basis for workshops and talks during main gallery open hours.

  • Weeks run from Friday- Wednesday (with Thursday for set up and take down), so your exhibition would start on the Friday. You would need to agree with the gallery whether you will available to hang on Thursday  afternoon. Exhibition openings are generally held on Friday evenings from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. If you also do this for your opening it would maintain continuity for visitors but is not mandatory.

  • Artists looking to hire the room are subject to approval by The King Street Gallery board of directors. The artist will need to submit a written request, and provide at least 6 examples of their work.

  • Insurance coverage for the loss or damage of the artwork is entirely the responsibility of the artist.

  • Exhibits may be flat or 3-dimensional and not limited to any particular medium. All artwork must be professionally presented prior to the exhibit, and the gallery reserves the right to refuse work that doesn't meet the standards of the gallery. Either individuals or groups may apply to exhibit their work, submissions will be accepted from professional artists, amateurs and collectors.

  • The installation and removal is the responsibility of the artist and installation will be completed prior to the exhibit opening date and remain in place for the entire length of the agreed exhibition period unless otherwise discussed between the artist and gallery directors. Do not drill the walls.

  • Printed Materials to market the exhibit, invite viewers into the private viewing are the responsibility of the artist. Please let us know if any important guests are coming (ie Mayor).

  • Organisation of the Private Viewing is the responsibility of the artist and not compulsory. A table will be provided if required and access to simple kitchen facilities and glasses are included in the cost for standard hire


25% on all sales or 20% if you are already a member of the King Street Gallery co-operative.


Gallery staff will man the gallery during open hours.


4 week - £300 (deposit £80)
3 week - £260 (deposit £65)
2 week - £220 (deposit £55)

The deposit is payable upon booking and is non-refundable. The balance is due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the exhibition.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your exhibition with 6 month's notice, you are entitled to a full refund (less deposit). Half is refundable (less deposit) at 3 month's notice and NO Refund if you cancel less than 4 weeks before the start date of the exhibition. If in the unlikely event that the Gallery has to cancel your exhibition, you will be given a full refund (including deposit).

What's Included

Exhibition Space
Administration of Sales
Publicity (Main gallery standard P.R. inc. website, newsletters and social media)
Use of simple kitchen facilities

What's Not Included

Private Viewing Arrangements (inc. invitations, press releases, mail outs)
Labels for artwork
Printing material and facilities so please complete all printed documents to accompany your exhibition before the hanging day.

Submission Criteria

All submissions must be received in writing.

A minimum of 6 images are required for review. If e-mailing, these must be in JPG format and no larger than 500Kb or maximum of 6inches (longest edge) for postal submissions.

Contact details, a brief artist statement and CV must accompany all submissions.

Please indicate your preferred dates for exhibiting!

Email gallery for Application Form or pop in to the gallery:


Download form from website: Chate Room Application Form

Posted to

King Street Gallery
The Chate Room
33 King Street
SA31 1BS

Please do not send originals as we cannot return artwork submissions, good quality, full colour scans are accepted.

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