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It is offering more than 300 items online.

The shop offers paintings, original prints, posters, books and catalogues with many of the works under £500.

David Messum said: “This won’t replace our shops but it will run alongside it. When we sell catalogues for a specific exhibition around a third of the artworks are sold unseen beforehand so we know people are willing to buy from a page or from a website.”

The site will also host a curated section focused on a specific themes or artists.

Works currently for sale include a collection of paintings and drawings by Norman Neasom such as this bar scene.