Three Shows in One

From 14 May – 2 July Sladers Yard Gallery is delighted to show three shows in our one venue.

In the Ground Floor Gallery:


Janette Kerr HRSA PPRWA

A thousand kilometres between – from Shetland to Skagaströnd

14 May – 2 July 2022

Janette Kerr Talk: Friday 17 June 6.30pm Tickets: £12 or £30 with dinner to follow. Recently returned from Greenland, and surrounded by paintings of Iceland and the Shetlands, Janette Kerr talks about her exceptional paintings and drawings of wind and weather in the Far North. Tickets: phone 01308 459511.

Janette Kerr is an experimental contemporary artist whose work explores the boundaries between what is felt and what is seen in wild windswept places. She paints the weather, sea, light and wind, the more energetic the better, working both outside en plein air and in the studio. Her fascination extends to the people who live and have lived in the places she paints. Moving between abstraction and representation, she carries forward the ideas of the 18th Century Romantic Sublime in paintings that embody terrifying, thrilling confrontations with nature. Read more…

Janette Kerr’s new work is available to view and buy or reserve now. Please contact us on / t: 01308 459511 with any enquiries about Janette Kerr’s work.

The Walkers oil on canvas 80 x 120cm

Read more about Janette Kerr and view the show

In the First-Floor Gallery and the Café:

Dorset Artists Summer Show

David Atkins  Julian Bailey  Martyn Brewster  Vanessa Gardiner  Brian Graham  Frances Hatch  Alex Lowery

Saturday 14 May – 2 July 2022

We are delighted to bring together our pick of artists living and working in Dorset. Inspired by the landscape, its history and people, these seven painters have each developed a unique way to express their wonder and fascination with this exceptional place.

Each artist’s work can be seen on their page. Please follow the links above or below the images to view the artworks and information about the artist. Contact us or call 01308 459511 with any enquiries. Works can be bought or reserved now.

Alex Lowery Portland 157 25 x 45cm oil on linen
Martyn Brewster Garden No.1 Ink and wash on paper 23 x 21cm 2021 framed £450
Julian Bailey Dorset estuary gouache on paper 18 x 17cm £390 framed
Vanessa Gardiner Quarry Edge 14 (Portland) 37 x 90cm £3,800
Brian Graham Behind, the scene is wilder II (Thomas Hardy) 2018 acrylic on canvas 51 x 51cm £3,700
Frances Hatch Willow Flare at Radipole Lake 16 x 22cm mixed media on paper
David Atkins Winter Sunset, Lyme Regis 61 x 81cm oil on board framed £3,850

Please contact us on or call 01308 459511 with any enquiries. The artworks in this group show are available to view on the artists’ pages and can be bought or reserved now.

Gabriele Koch

recent ceramics

14 May – 2 July 2022

We are delighted to present an exhibition of recent work by the eminent ceramicist Gabriele Koch. 

Widely revered as a consummate artist in clay, Gabriele Koch’s ceramics are admired by collectors worldwide. Her search has always been for simplicity, restraint and beauty in her work. Recently she has been exploring new techniques and materials, finding ways to combine heavy black clay with white porcelain and working with texture and pale slips over dark clay to create new pieces that exude a compelling quietude. Read more and view the work…

Gabriele Koch’s new work is now available to view online and buy or reserve. Please contact us on with any enquiries. 

Gabriele Koch 3. Dreaming Vessel H30cm

Read more and view the work…

Petter Southall FurniturePod and Wave

A selection of Petter Southall’s furniture can always be seen at Sladers Yard. Some is work he has made for sale from the gallery and some is kindly lent by its owners. Petter works mainly to commission and is happy to design new work for you or to suggest designs from over thirty years of designing and making his exceptional furniture. Please do ask us if you are interested in commissioning a piece of furniture or a larger structure. Petter also makes ambitious steam-bent components and structures for architects, artists and designers. 

Petter Southall Fireside Chair in solid English oak £4,750 Enquire

Petter Southall The Wave steam-bent pavilion 

The Pod Garden Room, a steam-bent eco-pod with space for a double bed, desk, log burner and chair, available now ready to be finished and installed exactly as you want it. More info…

About Sladers Yard

Sladers Yard is an art gallery and cafe in West Bay, Dorset. Our art gallery showcases contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft whilst the licensed cafe serves fresh, locally produced homecooked food and drinks.
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