Contemporary British Art, Furniture & Craft Gallery.
Licensed Café. Live Evening Events.
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. The gallery 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 paintings in stock and where appropriate we take and orchestrate commissions.
Showroom for Petter Southall’s remarkable steam bent furniture. See more here.
‘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
Showing now at Sladers Yard:
Of Myths and Moons
Clare Trenchard sculpture and drawings
Frances Hatch paintings
Akiko Hirai ceramics
Petter Southall furniture
Saturday 24 June to Sunday 3 September 2017
This summer Sladers Yard brings together the life and energy of Clare Trenchard’s sculpture and drawings with the moonlit atmospheric landscapes of Frances Hatch and the ethereally beautiful ceramics of Akiko Hirai. More…
The changing exhibitions are accompanied by an ongoing and continuously renewed exhibitions of craft and accessories including ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, glassware, leather and textiles by leading British designer craftspeople. Housed in an historic Georgian rope warehouse, with pillared galleries and flower-filled courtyard, it is five minutes walk from the beach and harbour in West Bay, Dorset.
The award-winning Sladers Yard Licensed Café is open serving delicious food every day throughout the year. Regular and varied live evening events with dinners are a highlight. The venue is also available for catered private parties, weddings and celebrations. Upcoming Events.
‘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
‘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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