Colony Art

Colony Art

A new gallery selling works by leading artists and the best emerging talent

The Client

Colony Art is a new venture run by a painter, Richard Fitton and an art collector, Anthony Cosgrove. They’re based in Rochdale, north of Manchester, and sell works by both leading artists and lesser-known talents. Their whole premise is to exhibit works that they themselves would either love as a collector, or feel inspired by as an artist. They approached Pilcrow + Pixel looking for a site to provide an online home for their gallery and showcase the variety of the art they display, while also clearly communicating their own highly contemporary style.

Colony Art's website shown on an iMac

The Project

The owners of Colony Art were seeking a site to display their gallery’s artworks as sympathetically as possible, avoiding the visual clutter of many art gallery websites. Custom post types allow for gallery pages devoted to individual artists, as well as further CPTs for current and past exhibitions and a frequently updated page showing the latest work added to their collections. Gallery layouts are each kept to a single, manageable page, with individual pieces viewable in an elegantly minimal lightbox that, crucially, is delivered smoothly and speedily to users.

The site is built with a combination of the leading page builder plugin Beaver Builder and Advanced Custom Fields, making it easy for the team to update on a regular basis and straightforward to extend the site as the gallery grows.

Service and Support

Pilcrow + Pixel is providing site support and maintenance to colonyart.co.uk via our Website Care Plan, while the site is also hosted on our fast and reliable servers.