The Hive galleryA spacious and flexible gallery designed for larger exhibitions
The Hive is a spacious and flexible virtual gallery designed for larger exhibitions. It is naturally-lit and has a unique architectural style – modelled on the honeycomb structure of a beehive. There are 15 hexagonal ‘rooms’ and a large central hall. It offers enough wall space for 120-240 artworks and is our most expansive ready-made gallery space. The large number of rooms makes this perfect for group exhibitions, with each artists being able to have their own space.
It is a flexible design, with the option of adding or removing the roof from each room. This means that artwork can be naturally lit, or illuminated with spotlighting. Adding a roof to individual rooms also makes them ideal for video installations and projections. Several of the rooms also include water features, creating a different atmosphere and proving a space that is well-suited to sculptural work.
From the central room there is access to the balcony, which overlooks every room of the gallery. This offers a unique view of the entire space and is an easy way of finding your way around. The large central room of the gallery can also be filled with information about the exhibition, such as video or audio introductions to each artist. It’s also a good area to present information about your gallery, art group or organisation.
As with all our galleries, it is possible to integrate The Hive with online e-commerce. This means that users can add artwork to an online shopping cart as they explore the virtual gallery.
In a virtual gallery you have total control over how artwork and information is displayed. There’s no limit to the amount of space you have available and there’s no need to take the work down, which makes it a great way of archiving your artwork and keeping a permanent record of each exhibition you create. Virtual galleries can be shared worldwide – online and via email. It’s a great way of expanding a real-world gallery space or making exhibitions more cost-effective and accessible.
Download the Virtual Gallery
You can download and experience this interactive gallery on your own computer. It is currently available for Windows PC and Apple Mac, but we can also develop virtual galleries for mobile devices and virtual reality.
Simply enter your details and we will send you an email with the download link.