Dinnington: Arty market revamp revealed

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place G130913-8a
The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place G130913-8a

Dinnington Market has been revitalised and turned into an outside art gallery.

As part of a plan to improve the appearance of the market area, pieces of art are now featured on the exterior walls of buildings.

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8d

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8d

The scheme was organised by Rotherham Council in an aim to reproduce the success of Rotherham’s ‘Gallery Town’ concept.

The market was chosen as a location for the works due to its proximity to the local bus station, which as a busy gateway to the town centre, provides an important ‘first impression’ to visitors of the town.

Market manager, Stephen Borowski, said the day went very well but there is still work to be done.

He said: “I am delighted, it went very well.”

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8f

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8f

“Some of the art work was created and done by the local junior and infant schools so all the classes which had contributed came along.”

“There was a good cross section of people at the event.”

“Dinnington Brass Band were there to provide entertainment. We are trying to get life back into the shops.”

“Some of the shops came and had stalls on the market to promote their businesses.”

“It has spruced everything up and and made it feel welcome but there is still work to be done.”

“Hopefully some more money will become available in the coming months to step it up a bit further.”

“We want the public to see what it going on in Dinnington. There was a very good atmosphere.”

“The mayor went round and met all the people who took stalls and also everybody who had anything to do with contributing either time or effort.”

“It was a really good day.”