is open to visit again! Feel free to come in and see our exhibitions.
is open again with indoor and outdoor table service and Takeaway.
Sladers Yard is a private art gallery dedicated to exhibiting and selling contemporary British art, handmade furniture designed by Petter Southall and designer craft by leading artists, designers and makers. Sladers Yard presents a high quality changing programme of selling exhibitions throughout the year. We sell work directly from the artist so customers know when they buy from us that the artwork is genuine and that the money they spend supports and provides a living for some of the most talented artists and makers working today. Between exhibitions we represent artists, often holding their artworks in stock and available to buy from this website, and where appropriate taking commissions for bespoke pieces. Please see individual artist pages for more information or contact the gallery on email@example.com
Julian Bailey drypoint prints with gouache
Martyn Brewster silkscreen, linocuts, etchings and pen & ink drawings
Michael Fairclough aquatint prints
Vanessa Gardiner drawings with pencil or acrylic
Janette Kerr HRSA PPRWA mixed media drawings
Alex Lowery drawings with pencil and gouache or acrylic
Sally McLaren drypoint, aquatint monoprints with carborundum
17 July – 12 September 2021
Sladers Yard’s first Summer Prints and Drawings Show brings together seven of our most popular artists. Acclaimed painters in oil, acrylic or mixed media, they all take time out from painting to draw or make prints. The strength and pleasure of the line and the discipline of the various printing techniques, whether in black and white or colour, adds muscle to their painting without a doubt. However for all the artists in this show, this is much more than simply a study process. The works they produce are fully resolved beautiful works of art in themselves.
Petter Southall’s handmade furniture and garden features are available to view at the gallery and on this website. Commissions are welcome for existing or new designs. Some furniture is the garden features are available to buy now from the gallery.
Petter Southall Treble Zero Chair and Small Screen Desk in solid oak, steam bent curves.[/caption]
The gallery’s changing exhibitions are accompanied by an ongoing and continuously renewed exhibitions of craft and accessories including ceramics, sculpture, glassware, leather and textiles by leading British designer craftspeople. Please see the individual designers and maker’s pages. Housed in an historic Georgian rope warehouse, with pillared galleries and flower-filled courtyard, Sladers Yard is five minutes walk from the beach and harbour in West Bay, Dorset. Don’t forget to reserve a table/takeaway at our acclaimed Café/restaurant.
Regular and varied live evening events with dinners are on hold at the present time. The venue is also usually available for catered private parties, weddings and celebrations. Evening events have all been postponed for the present.
What the press say…
‘Visit this wonderful place.’ Financial Times HTSI 2012 Read more…
‘Sladers Yard in Bridport, a gallery increasingly celebrated for its spirited showing of contemporary British art, furniture and craft…’ Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator 2014
‘This artist-owned gallery, situated in an 18th century warehouse near the harbour, has become a focal point for the county’s creatives since it opened in 2006.’ FT 2011
‘An idyllic gallery in West Bay… Everything looks exciting in the sunlight that floods in, especially [Petter Southall’s] pieces whose generous curves seem to have come straight out of the boat yard.’ Paul Atterbury (Antiques Roadshow) in BBC Homes & Antiques ‘Antiques of the Future’
‘Bridport and West Bay, the place that probably set the whole Dorset art-scene off back in the Noughties… The place that has set the pace here is Sladers Yard. Their series of immaculately curated solo shows by the region’s leading artists and crafts people are held almost all the year round, and complemented by regular top-notch jazz concerts, poetry events and a terrific restaurant.’ Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine July 2015
CAFÉ SLADERS has won seven Gold Awards from Taste of the West.
‘There is a growing and loyal following for Sladers’ inventive, exciting and uplifting presentation of exceptional art and craft in a space that is in tune with, and celebrates, its environment.’ Coast magazine 2015
‘This splendid gallery… Its unreconstructed corn-scented timber interior makes an elegant setting…’ The Week
‘Simple and beautiful’ Mary Miers, Country Life
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