Atkins and Ten2 partner for shared exhibition

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 June 2020

THE ATKINS BUILDING on Lower Bond Street in Hinckley have partnered with the Upper Castle Street-based art gallery, Ten2 Gallery, for an upcoming art exhibition which will showcase creative responses to life in lockdown titled ‘Life in Lockdown’.

A photograph of Ten2 on Upper Castle Street (left, Google Street View) and a photo of the Atkins Building (right, Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

When Ten2 Gallery are given the green-light by the Government to reopen their Gallery in Castle Street, they plan to host a physical exhibition showing all of their lockdown canvases.

In the meantime, The Atkins Building will include the lockdown canvases in an online art exhibition hosted on their official website. The entries will be displayed in person at Atkins in a physical exhibition later on in the year.

How to take part in the shared exhibition

Hinckley residents can create their very own lockdown canvases for the Ten2 Art Gallery exhibition by purchasing supplies from The Art Studio on Castle Street, where it is going at a discounted offer price of £10.

The discounted offer price for the lockdown exhibition special offer includes the following: 20×20 cm (8x8inch) canvas, acrylic paints, and brushes. It is available to purchase from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 2 pm.

Once entries are completed, they can be returned to The Art Studio from Monday 15 June by dropping them off during the times listed above.

Alternatively, if it is completed after closing hours or on Sunday when the Art Studio isn’t open, submissions can be posted through the letterbox.

Entry for the exhibition is included in the cost of the plus it will be photographed and included in the Atkins Gallery’s virtual online exhibition.

Those wanting to taking part in submitting a canvas are being asked to include their entry name, contact details and piece title. If the entry is from a resident under the age of 16, use the contact details of a parent or guardian.

Entries will be photographed by Ten2 Gallery and details transferred to Atkins Gallery for submission in both exhibitions.

For more information regarding the Ten2 Gallery exhibition, call the Ten2 Gallery team on 01455 636339 or email

Atkins hosting an extra free exhibition

The Atkins Building will be hosting its own online exhibition which is free to enter where residents can digitally submit up to three responses to the lockdown by either painting, sewing, writing or sculpting.

Submission of entries for the Atkins Buildings’ online exhibition are being accepted from now (19 June at the time of writing) until 26 June. The exhibition will then launch online on 1 July 2020.

Entries solely intended for the Atkins Building’s gallery exhibition online can be submitted at

Submissions need to be emailed to with your name and piece title. Optional extra details include a statement about the piece, your social media handles, mediums used and the size of the piece.

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