“Freshly Found” 25th March – 8th April 2017

This lovely fresh exhibition of airy paintings, small sculptures, top-notch studio pottery, colourful jewellery and varied craft is now open, daily 10am – 4pm.  There are beautiful walks in the surrounding Chiltern Hills so do feel free to bring your dogs and walking boots.  We are also fortunate to have a wealth of good local […]

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Artist Cathy Layzell

We first met in hospital.  Not an auspicious start but paintings by Cathy Layzell were already adorning the illustrious walls of the private Constantiaberg Medi Clinic – soothing sea-views and expansive landscapes – so she suggested we meet there.  A good introduction in 2011 to the classic work by this French and British taught Cape […]

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Forthcoming Exhibition

Hot on the heels of an extensive sourcing trip to Africa, we are delighted to announce that our spring exhibition, “Freshly Found” will open on Saturday 25th March and run daily until Saturday 8th April 2017 Do make a note of the dates and keep checking the website for new uploaded work.  Enquiries are welcome […]

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Over and Out

A huge thank you to all who supported our recent Christmas exhibition, “Jubilation!”  We had superb weather and super sales for many of our artists, as well as a healthy collection for the charity Farm Africa, so thank you all very much indeed.  As many of you are aware, the only blight on the fortnight […]

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Special shopping / travel event – FINISHED

Thursday 24th November, we are open for a late-night shopping event, 6-9 pm, with Emily Bailey from Travel Counsellors on hand to give advice on travelling to Africa.  Join us for a glass of wine; peruse the gallery at leisure; perhaps choose some Christmas gifts or a treat for yourself, and quiz Emily on all […]

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Christmas exhibition

Christmas exhibition “Jubilation!” – FINISHED

The final exhibition of our Silver Jubilee year.  The gallery is open daily from 10am – 4pm until Saturday 3rd December, so do make a time to come and see us.  There is an abundant array of unique and gorgeous work.  Parking is plentiful, refreshments are available and the view is a treat in itself. […]

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gallery sign

New Exhibition

The final exhibition in our Silver Jubilee year is almost upon us.  Opening this Saturday 19th November, the stage is set for a large, rich and vibrant show of original contemporary art and craft by artists linked with Africa.  A wide array of media, size, style, subject and price ensure there is plenty to suit […]

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golden leaves

Liquid Gold

As our magnificent autumn draws to a close, the Sycamore in our car park has shed her red dress and is now just a rush of falling yellow leaves, creating a pool of molten gold at her feet.  Which brings to mind the gleaming gold leaf bowls we have in for the first time by […]

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water shortages in the Cape

Water Saving Solutions

Africa is synonymous with drought but how may associate the Cape with this affliction? Being of Mediterranean climate this region relies on winter rainfall to fill its dams.  This year it looks as if it has fallen short – again.  But the locals are pragmatic.  When I last visited top Cape artist and ceramicist Helen […]

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Many Shades of Green

Before we launch our next exhibition we must deal with the season of abundance upon us, and it’s a bumper year at our Fillingdon Gallery garden. First up on the homemade stakes have been pots of pine-nutty pesto whizzed up in the blender from a lush crop of lurid green basil grown in the greenhouse, […]

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