A new art gallery is opening this summer to help raise funds for Upper Norwood library.

The gallery is to open at the former Thicket Pub on Anerly Hill, Crystal Palace and is being organised by Lightbox, a developer and the Bigger Picture Gallery group.

There will be a variety of artwork on display, showcasing work from those living in the Crystal Palace area.

The gallery will be open to the public from 10am until 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays from June 15 until August 11.

Robert Gibson speaking on behalf of the Upper Norwood Library Campaign said: “This is a very generous initiative from a community orientated developer and our local artists.

“Crystal Palace is very proud of its unique independent library which serves all five boroughs of Crystal Palace.

“The entire community has rallied round to protect it. Local musicians have already raised money for the library and now our artists. It makes me very proud to be a resident of Crystal Palace.”

Angelique Hartigan one of the founders of Bigger Picture Gallery said: "Bigger Picture Gallery are delighted to have been invited to work with local property developer Lightbox to launch its latest project on Anerley Hill - The Thicket.

“We have invited a selection of local artists to display work in the bright and airy commercial space on the ground and lower floors until August.

“We are also very pleased to support our much loved local library."