Located a few minutes amble from Exeter Cathedral is the striking blue exterior of South Gate Gallery, at 64 South Street. South Gate Gallery is a contemporary, family-run fine art gallery and bespoke picture framers in Exeter offering a wide selection of affordable original, limited and open edition art, both framed and unframed.
Southgate Gallery was taken over by its owners, Andrew and Gill, three years ago in 2016. Propelled by a desire to do something different after 15 years of corporate careers in Guernsey, the opportunity to own a gallery in a part of the UK which they adored could not be ignored. With Andrews background of working in commercial art throughout his twenties, and a shared love of frequenting galleries themselves – it was the perfect venture.
South Gate Gallery both sells art and frames art, through offering a bespoke guidance service to ensure customers walk out with exactly what they want.
The gallery showcases an eclectic collection of paintings and limited-edition prints from a mix of artists. Since Andrew and Gill took over the gallery, they have been developing the space to showcase more and more local artists alongside national artists. The artwork is a mix of abstract and traditional landscapes and seascapes, with a selection of quirky additions including intricately painted birds feathers to bronze sculptures deceivingly made from coins.
South Gate Gallery frames both artwork and photography at a conservation standard for artists and the general public alike, with more than 250 frame styles available to choose from in the gallery. However, because all of the frames are constructed from scratch and fitted in the workshop at the back of the gallery, whatever you request they will go out of their way to frame. From jewellery, to medals, to a piece of a cotton plant – they have done it all!
So, whether you are thinking about investing in a piece of local, original artwork to make a statement in your home, or have been meaning to frame that print for far too long now, be sure to pay Andrew and Gill a visit at South Gate Gallery for a top class service.
For more information on framing and to see the full list of artists that they currently have on offer, head to South Gate Gallery’s website.