is open to visit again! Feel free to come in and see our exhibitions.
Our new website will be ready very soon but please continue to use this one for now.
is open with indoor and outdoor table service.
Sunday Lunches – reserve a table and try our special Sunday menu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
solo show of paintings and drawings
Saturday 9 July – 11 September 2022
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Solo show of recent ceramics
9 July – 11 September 2022
Please do let us know via email to email@example.com if you would like a notification with a link to the second delivery of Akiko Hirai’s ceramics . These will be mainly smaller and domestic pieces which will become available from 5pm Saturday 6 August.
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 are limited to artists and literary talks for the moment.
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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