Roots Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Coventry city centre, driven by the desire to show and promote intellectually and artistically challenging visual art and promote engagement through a strong learning and participation delivery.
Roots Gallery supports creative practitioners, shows the work of local, national and international artists, and aims to increase access to visual art through supported engagement.
Driven by the desire to support and promote creative talent at all levels, Roots will contribute to the creative development of Coventry and its artists at a grass roots level, to become a vibrant centre of the city's growing creative community. The name 'Roots' came about because of the desire to bring together the wide artistic network in the city, developing a central point from which this can become a strong, outward facing network. Roots will bring this together, establishing it as a significant cultural resource and allowing the cutting edge contemporary art profile of Coventry to flourish and grow.
Roots Gallery is directed by Sian Conway, a fine artist and freelance curator who studied Fine Art at Coventry University (2008-2011) and stayed in the city to develop her creative practice.