Booking the Fishslab

Booking the Fishslab Gallery

Bookings for 2022
The Fishslab Gallery is fully booked for 2022, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email – please do not ring to be added to the waiting list.

Booking for 2023
We are now fully booked for 2023. If you were unsuccessful in getting through on the phone and would like to be added to the waiting list please email

The phone lines opened at 9am on 1st August 2022 – it was without doubt our busiest year yet.  Apologies to any of you who had problems getting through but we are getting so many calls coming through at the same time now that the network just seems to go into meltdown! As always we know that the process of booking on 1st August is very difficult as the phone is very busy and it may feel like it is constantly engaged; we appreciate how frustrating this is and have considered if there are better options available to us.  However, we have decided that this remains the fairest and simplest process and therefore it will continue unchanged.  We apologise in advance if you are unable to get through but can reassure you that calls are answered in the order they are received so it really is just about luck!  We do not accept bookings by email.

General Booking Information

  1. Fishslab bookings are taken a year in advance and the booking for the next year will start at 9am sharp on 1 August of the current year. Bookings are only taken by phone and the number to call is 07947 216787. The gallery is very popular and the phone line is very busy from 9am onwards! Please be prepared and keep trying. Please do not text or email for bookings, we can only accept bookings by phone.
  2. All bookings start on a Tuesday and run for a week.  Prices for 2023 will be £250 for a Low Season week and £300 for a High season week.  We have had to increase fees to cover our increased rent and running costs.
  3. Commission – the Fishslab Gallery is a not-for profit community gallery and does not take any commission from the artists who exhibit.
  4. Payment– The full amount of your hire period must be paid within 30 days of booking to secure your place. You must also return the signed Hirer’s agreement with your payment.
  5. Cancellation– If you cancel your booking and we are able to re-let your place you will receive a refund. However, if we are unable to re-let your place you will not receive a refund. We will run a waiting list and will work with anyone who cancels to try and find an alternative hirer.  Please note, if the gallery has to close for events beyond our control, we cannot guarantee we will be able to issue refunds. Should this occur we will assess the gallery’s finances at the time and will provide full or partial refunds only if funds allow.  By making a booking, hirers acknowledge and accept this risk.
  6. Insurance– hirers must have public liability/public indemnity insurance for the period of their hire.  In addition, we strongly suggest hirers take our insurance to cover damage to their artworks.