Art of Africa was founded in January 1991 by Zimbabwean Deborah Norman, in Walton Street, London. Three years later, it relocated to its present position at Fillingdon Farm, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nestled in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire. For the next 20 years Art of Africa annually presented two large mixed group exhibitions of original art and craft.
In 2014, the gallery was re-launched as Fillingdon Fine Art and continues to exhibit exceptional contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery by artists associated with Africa.
Deborah travels to Africa every year to meet the artists personally and discuss their work, development, processes and inspiration. This individual interaction with the artist ensures a unique and informed selection of art, within the boundaries of taste, quality and style.
The 300 year old beamed barn at Fillingdon Farm provides a modern yet historical setting for paintings and ceramics, whilst the sculptures look striking against the backdrop of the rolling Chiltern Hills.
A far cry from city galleries, Fillingdon Fine Art is a relaxed, calm and aesthetically pleasing environment. Rural fields provide plenty of parking; refreshments are offered, and all ages are welcome to linger and enjoy the art and ambience.
Fillingdon Fine Art is open at set exhibition times throughout the year, in spring, summer and autumn. Other times are by private appointment, and enquiries to purchase can be made through this website.
Please do come and enjoy our gallery and benefit from our friendly service and years of experience and knowledge. We look forward to welcoming you.
SPECIAL OPENING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020.
Due to Covid 19, and the subsequent unusual times in which we find ourselves, we are doing things a little differently this year. In September we will be open every day from 1st to 15th inclusive by appointment. We will be opening a booking system shortly but in the meantime, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot if you wish. This way we can ensure there will never be more than one car here at any given hour. We have hand sanitiser available for use before entry and disposable gloves for you should you wish to handle work. And we kindly remind you to please bring your own mask to wear in the gallery. If you cannot visit, you can always look at work on our website and email us with your enquiries or purchase choices. Remember we can P+P anywhere in the world at cost.