Our artists should be encouraged

I was much aggrieved to hear of the closure of Gallery 150 at the end of this month. The gallery has been an excellent showcase for a wide variety of work by local artists and, with its position in Regent Court, an asset to central Leamington. That the gallery should be making way for yet another restaurant in Regent’s Court (how many more restaurants can Leamington support I wonder?) seems crass and wholly unimaginative.

Without the creativity, inspiration and beauty of art, the world is bleaker, and our local artists should be encouraged, not deprived of the means of showing their work. I hope another central venue will be found for them very shortly.

Rosemary Jackson, via email