The idea would be to give Art Society members a public place to showcase their work, and for library users to have added reason to come to the library as they will be able to enjoy different paintings that will be on display.
However the first step is to secure funds for picture hanging equipment, and the Friends have applied to the RC Sherrif Trust for help. RC Sherrif was a playwright who lived in Esher, and a trust was established after his death in 1975 to ‘advance and develop the arts’ in Elmbridge.
Chairman of the Friends, Pauline Morozgalska, said: "A very positive link has been made with the Molesey Art Society whose members are keen to display some of their work at Molesey Library. However, a display system is required and neither the Art Society nor the Friends are able to earmark funds for this project at the present time, therefore we are submitting a request to RC Sherriff for a capital grant. If successful it would give local artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a local public building, and bring new visitors to the library."
In April Molesey Arts Society held it’s 54th annual exhibition, at St Alban’s School in Beauchamp Road (pictured above), where work from its 250 members was showcased.