The architect of The Sentinel was Laurie Wood & Associates and he has created a truly modernist building, despite controversy among some Wivenhonians, we believe the sleek design adds cultural diversity to an already thriving small town.
After years of planning permissions being submitted and rejected, in 2014 the gallery was finally given the go-ahead and the build began. Now it would be possible that this new building could give back to Wivenhoe a space that would be of benefit to the whole community.
Now owned by Debra Weiss and James Johnston, the gallery is moving in new directions, A true home for art of all kinds ....and periods.
The Sentinel has several exhibitions a year interspersed by exhibitions put on by artists hiring the gallery under our scheme:
'Open Art Space'
This allows artists to hire the gallery area to put on their own one man, or shared shows.
Debra Weiss has a painting conservation/restoration studio at The Sentinel . She has been an oil painting conservator and restorer for 35 years , working now from this studio at the gallery , she will be happy to give you advice on any conservation requirements for your oil paintings .