Anna and Will opened the GreenStage at the beginning of the summer in 2005. With the aim of providing a show case for artistic talent by both local, national and international artists in a comfortable and friendly environment.
The name GreenStage is most appropriate as it epitomizes everything that Anna and Will have been trying to achieve, and much of what the gallery represents - Frequently promoting established as well as young artists. Exhibitions are regularly staged which both appeal to existing art lovers and encourage people that are new to original art to visit.
The Gallery is situated in an area of the Hop Pocket Craft Centre which has been converted from buildings that were traditionally used to dry Hops. The GreenStage was a raised area open on one side where the freshly picked green hops were stored in hessian sacks before being tipped into the neighbouring kilns to be dried. In the Hop world 'green' really means unprocessed and that is how we see the work in the gallery; vibrant fresh and original.