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Coronavirus: Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham Rutland to launch its own television channel




Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland, is to launch its own television channel in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The channel, called Goldmark TV, will be free to access for all viewers from the galley's website from this Saturday (March 21).

Managing director, Jay Goldmark, said: "We have been inspired by the fact that we have the last ever exhibition of one of the world’s great potters, Svend Bayer, opening on Saturday March 21.

From left, Jay Goldmark and Mike Goldmark, the gallery founder, in frame at Goldmark Gallery Uppingham
From left, Jay Goldmark and Mike Goldmark, the gallery founder, in frame at Goldmark Gallery Uppingham

"We would normally have many hundreds of people through the door on the first day of such an exhibition and we know that people had planned to fly in from the USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark and from all over the world.

"Coronavirus means that will obviously no longer happen and the health of our customers and staff is obviously our greatest concern.

"Yet the exhibition is in place, our documentary team is eager to make films and our customers keen to be kept involved.

"So we will start by broadcasting from the show and making a film to include an interview with Svend Bayer and footage of him at work.

"This will be streamed on www.goldmarkart.com/tv from 12pm on March 21.

"Thereafter, Goldmark TV will regularly broadcast every week to allow all our customers and art lovers around the world, who may be unable to travel or even leave their home, to see and hear about our ever changing art and interact with the gallery."

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