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L'Artishe Gallery and Studio

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Address: 71 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
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+44 1929 425050
11:00 - 17:00
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A contemporary purpose built art gallery that exhibits modern art and...

A contemporary purpose built art gallery that exhibits modern art and crafts. The emphasis is on displaying work as a gallery should with room to breathe and no other distractions. Showcasing the very best of local talent and internationally known artists. Exhibitions change on a monthly basis, worth checking the website for details.

The space can be hired on a monthly basis.

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L'Artishe Gallery

I love L'Artishe Gallery. The owner is a working artist herself and has a studio on the premises so you can see her work and chat to her about art. She's very interesting to talk... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I always enjoy looking and occasionally buying art from this shop. It's always interesting often diverse and at the moment has a beautiful exhibition of drawings and paintings of Bees. Such beautiful detail on handmade paper and numerous sizes to fit any budget. Simply stunning.

Thank MrandMrsHutch
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love L'Artishe Gallery. The owner is a working artist herself and has a studio on the premises so you can see her work and chat to her about art. She's very interesting to talk to and the art in the gallery is a great mix of changing exhibitions and includes work from established and emerging artists. Slightly hidden away... More 

Thank humbysarah
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I've visited on several occasions to solo exhibitions, open exhibitions, group exhibitions, etc and the the gallery has always been well laid out, with plenty of information on the artists on view, good curators to add a more personal insight, and often a chance to meet the artists themselves. A centre for contemporary visual arts by both emerging and established... More 

Thank Martyn G
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

I no longer go to Swanage without being sure to drop into L'Artishe Gallery and Studio. The exhibitions are contemporary, thought provoking and support local artists as well as importing art from further afield. The exhibition space is elegant, peaceful and well lit. The great bonus is the studio that leads off the Gallery where the owner Sharon creates her... More 

Thank Andrea J
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2015

welcoming friendly gallery in a superb location exhibiting superb works A venue definatly worth a visit !

Thank Darren W
1 review
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I have had a brilliant time paper making and printing at Sharon's gallery. She is a great teacher and very welcoming. The gallery shows an eclectic range of contemporary art and also supports the local community.

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Thank AnniecamSwanage
Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Well worth popping into if you do not need to see tourist based art as you are unlikely to find any pictures of Old Harry in here. A real gem of a gallery with great exhibitions from local and national artists that often seem out of place in Swanage which makes it even more appealing. Constantly changing exhibitions make it... More 

Thank Dave T
Swanage Dorset UK
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

A visit to this gallery is a must if you are a visitor to Swanage. The art displays change on a regular basis, and are very carefully compiled with works of local artists. They can be bold or sublime, etc., and always thought provoking. Sharon, the owner, is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the artists' work, and the gallery itself... More 

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

This gallery is well worth a visit if you are in Swanage either as a visitor or local. The exhibitions change regularly and they are always brilliant. The style and medium of the artwork is always different and it is different from what the other galleries in Swanage show which is good! The gallery owner is very enthusiastic and also... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

I discovered L'Artishe on a recent trip to Swanage and it was so good that I had to write a review. Usually seaside galleries are full of seaside objets d'art - which is fine, but, this gallery is different. For a start it has monthly shows - either by artist/s or theme...didn't expect that! The artist that was showing had... More 

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troublefishblue, Owner at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, responded to this review

Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. It is very reassuring to get feedback that is so encouraging. I hope that you will come to see the Sheila Girling exhibition in June as it promises to be fantastic. More 

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