The best regional art galleries in Britain


Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
127, The Hill, Burford, Oxfordshire (01993 824464;
One of the longest-established galleries in the area, specialising in 20th-century, traditional and semi-abstract work by mainly British artists, such as Fred Cuming RA and Len Tabner, plus a brokerage service for higher-value paintings-Fedden, Munnings as an alternative to selling at auction.

Next exhibition

Richard Adams (May 4-17)

Fosse Gallery

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The Manor House,The Square,
Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire (01451 831319;

Founded in 1980 by Brian Sinfield, Don Steyn and Gerard O’Farrell, the gallery began by selling Victorian watercolours before establishing its reputation for representing leading Modern British artists. The owner, Sharon Wheaton, has collaborated with the Royal Academy in showing the work of RAs in a rural setting.

Current exhibition Anthony Yates (until April 26), then Mick Rooney (May 11-31)

John Davies Gallery

The Old Dairy Plant, 6, Fosseway, Stratford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire (01608 652255;

Based from 2007 in an old milk-pasteur-isation plant, this well-established gallery sells 19th- and 20th-century British and European paintings from Laura Knight to Ivon Hitchens, Kurt Jackson and Graham Sutherland.

Next exhibition

Louise Balaam (May 24-June 14)


Mandell’s Gallery

Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk (01603 626892;

Founded in 1965, when it specialised in 19th-century Norwich School painters, this gallery close to Norwich Cathedral now has a diverse collection of traditional and contemporary art, sculpture and

Current exhibition Nicola Slattery (until April 26)

Bircham Gallery

14, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk (01263 713312;

Sells contemporary British art and crafts by established artists such as James Dodds and ceramicist John Maltby, as well as emerging talent.

Current exhibition Elaine Pamphilon/Christopher Marvell/Cristina Zani (until May 30)

Art 18/21

Augustine Steward House,14, Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk (01603 763345;

Situated in a 16th-century house, Art 18/21 works with other galleries from around the country and abroad, especially India, to show established and emerging talent in Norwich’s medieval quarter.

Goldmark Gallery

14, Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland (01572 821424;

Run by second-hand bookshop owner turned art dealer Mike Gold-mark, the gallery sells an eclectic mix of prints, drawings, ceramics, paintings, collage and sculpture. Recent acquisitions include John Piper and Lucian Freud. It also makes films and publishes books.

Next exhibition

Jankel Adler (from May 19)


Jenna Burlingham Fine Art

2a, George Street, Kingsclere, Hampshire (01635 298855;

Set up in 2010 by a former director of Offer Waterman in London, this independent gallery in a beautifully converted old bookshop on a pretty village street shows very good, mostly English, paintings by a list of names that reads like a Who’s Who of 20th- and 21st-century artists. There’s also sculpture, ceramics, work with local resonance, weekly art courses and very good coffee.

Josie Eastwood Fine Art

Lower Balldown, Northwood Park, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire (01962 776677;

Formerly of Sotheby’s British Paintings Department, Josie Eastwood ran a contemporary art gallery in London before setting up in Hampshire nearly 20 years ago. Exhibitions are hung around her own home, a series of barn conversions, and in the grounds during spring. She can arrange portrait commissions by artists such as Oliver Akers Douglas, Hugo Grenville and Binny Mathews.

Bohun Gallery

15, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire (01491 576228;
Founded in 1973, the gallery specialises in contem-porary British fine art, sculpture (including outdoors), original prints and ceramics. Shows works by John Piper, Elisabeth Frink, Donald Hamilton Fraser and Mary Fedden and represents Julian Trevelyan’s estate.

Current exhibition Collectors’ prints (until April 29), then John Piper (May 3-June 7)


Lemon Street Gallery

13, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall (01872 275757;

A well-known contemporary gallery that draws on Cornwall’s Modernist tradition, with a wide range of up-and-coming and established artists. Famous names include John Bellany, John Byrne, Alan Davie, Sandra Blow and John Hoyland.

Current exhibition

Neil Canning (until May 10)

Yew Tree Gallery

Near Morvah, Pendeen, Cornwall (01736 786425;

The 43-year-old gallery has been based since 2001 in a farming hamlet, surrounded by meadows,
a potager and sculpture gardens. Sells a range of arts and crafts, from Breon O’Casey’s paintings and Denny Long’s etchings to ash and willow furniture by Guy Martin and jewellery by Guy Royle. In winter, the gallery is used as a workshop for residential courses.

Current exhibition

Julie Collins (until April 29)

Anthony Hepworth Fine Art

16, Margaret’s Buildings, Brock Street, Bath (;
01225 310694)

Having recently moved from London, Anthony Hepworth, an expert on Keith Vaughan, specialises
in Modern and post-Second World War painting and sculpture. ‘Eclectic Eye’ exhibitions include tribal art and objects from America and Asia.

Next exhibition Christopher Wood, David Jones, Alfred Wallis, Helmut Kolle, Bernard Leach, Henry Moore, Eric Gill and others (May 15-June 7)

Katharine House Gallery

The Parade, Marlborough, Wiltshire (; 01672 514040)

Has been dealing since the early 1990s in Modern British Art with particular emphasis on the post-Second World War period. Latest acquisitions include George Dannatt, Martin Bradley, Alan Davie, Clifford Fishwick and Henry Moore.

Next exhibition At the 20/21 British Art Fair (May 15-18)

The Jerram Gallery

Half Moon Streeet, Sherborne, Dorset (01935 815261;

Located near the abbey and medieval buildings of this delightful market town, the gallery exhibits British Contemporary painters and sculptors, much of it with a rural feel.

Current exhibition Bridget Lansley/Fiona Millais (to April 30)

The Wills Lane Gallery

Wills Lane, St Ives, Cornwall (01736 795723;

Specialises in contemporary fine and applied arts. Run by Petronilla Silver, former director of the Contemporary Art Society in London and a respected expert on collecting, who can advise private individuals on their collections.

Marine House

Fore Street, Beer, Devon (01297 625257;

Mike Lambert’s eclectic gallery

in this east Devon fishing village stocks the works of about 100 local and national artists and craftspeople.

Current exhibition ‘The late Michael Morgan-Influential Works’ (until April 17)


Kilmorack Gallery

The Old Kilmorack Church, by Beauly, Inverness-shire (01463 783230; www.

This leading commercial fine-art gallery in the Highlands was estab-
lished in 1997 by Tony Davidson in a beautiful 18th-century church. Artists represented include Helen Denerley, Eugenia Vronskaya, Allan MacDonald, Michael Forbes, Lotte Glob and the late Gerald Laing and George Wyllie.

Current exhibition Kirstie Cohen, Henry Fraser and Patricia Cain (until May 5), then Russian artist Eugenia Vronskaya (July 9-August 15)


108 Fine Art

10, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (01423 709108;

Operating since 1997, the gallery has promoted the work of artists such as Alan Davie, Adrian Wiszniewski, Norman Adams and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and recommends watching out for such up-and-coming names as Yukako Sakakura, Christopher Freitag, Sheena Tyrer and Myles Linley. It also stocks individual works by many celebrated 20th-century British artists.

Current exhibition Maxwell Doig, Paul Reid, Adrian Wisniewski and Joash Woodrow (until the summer)

Walker Galleries

6, Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (; 01423 567933)

The business was established in 1972. Subject matter to be found in its large stock reserves includes landscape, marine, sporting and still-life; Parisian street scenes and the Belle Epoque are specialities.

Baron Fine Art

68, Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire (01244 342520;

Started by LAPADA members Steve and Ruth Baron in 1990, the gallery is a noted northern specialist in 19th- and 20th-century watercolours. New acquisitions include William Lionel Wyllie maritime works and Edmund Herbet hunting scenes. The Barons also offer valuations, framing and

Wales and the Welsh borders

Rowles Fine Art

Welshpool, Powys (01938 558811) and Ludlow, Shropshire (01584 872123;

Friendly family business started in 1982 by brothers Mark and Glenn Rowles-now joined by Glenn’s daughter Frankie. It’s got everything from Victorian (such as Edgar Hunt and Louis Bosworth Hurt) to 20th-century (Lionel Edwards and Sir Kyffin Williams) and Contemporary (Anthony Gibbs and Terence Lambert) art, plus sculpture (David Williams Ellis and Joseph Paxton). The galleries also offer valuations and restoration.

Martin Tinney

18, St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff (029 2064 1411;

Based in a 19th-century town house, the gallery represents Welsh and Wales-based artists such as Gwen and Augustus John, Graham Sutherland and John Piper. Its sister gallery is the Oriel Tegfryn
in Menai Bridge, Angelsey (01248 715128).

Current exhibition ‘Arenig’ (until May 3)

Bebb Fine Art
1, Church Street, Ludlow, Shropshire (01584 879612;
Established in 1979, the gallery sells works from 1900 onwards. Recent acquisitions include works by Elisabeth Frink, Andy Warhol, Barbara Hepworth and Ernest Bawden.

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