is open to visit again! Feel free to come in and see our exhibitions.
is open again with outdoor table service and Takeaway. Indoor seating from Wednesday 19 May!
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
Prints and drawings: Dorset and Wiltshire Stories
20 March – 8 May 2021
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 Sea, the Sea
recent paintings by
Anthony Garratt Frances Hatch
Janette Kerr PhD HRSA PPRWA Nicholas Jones
15 May – 10 July 2021
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 six 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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