Gallery 286 went online in December 1998 and has been publishing images and text from our exhibiting artists every year.
There have been a few design and format adjustments, as web technology has developed over the years, but it was not until this year that we felt it was time for a complete redesign and the use of a new, more flexible, system which would work well on a wide range of devices.
In September 2016 we launched this new site which is fully searchable using the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the screen. We have also reloaded many of the images and made the entire site faster and more simple to navigate. As you can imagine, after collecting 18 years of content, there has been a mountain of material to convert into the new format. We are working backwards through the site – remaking old pages and (where possible) updating images. All of the 2016 exhibitions are now using the new design and we are remaking new pages from previous years each month.
The most recent exhibitions will always be visible on the homepage and you can check on the artist page to see which have links to their new and remade pages.
The past 18 years of content have been moved into an archive so, if you need to find older exhibitions, the full site is available, however, some parts are beginning to lack functionality (mainly the older slide shows which used web technology no longer supported by modern browsers). All of the text and static images are still fully functional and we hope to be able to remake some of the older sections during the next few months – our priority is, however, to move the bulk of the old content into the new design. As we do we will link the artists to their remade pages and you can check that on the Artist List Page.
We hope you enjoy the new site!
Homepage from January 2002
The site originally had a short ‘Flash’ animation to introduce the homepage which then linked to this layout with images and information about the current exhibition.
Redesign from June 2015
In June 2015 a small homepage redesign took place which removed the opening animation and presented details about current and previous exhibitions. This linked to redesigned artist exhibition pages which gave more space to feature larger images.