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“An Art Gallery with a Heart of Gold”

L'Artishe Gallery and Studio
Ranked #17 of 25 things to do in Swanage
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 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 has a very good space in which to admire the works on display. Visit, you won't be disappointed!!

Date of experience: October 2012
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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 runs workshops in the gallery. Go in and have a look, you'll be glad you did!

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Loola-travelling
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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 fantastic work, which was highlighted by the clean and cool interior design. All too often you go into a gallery and the owner / staff don't even give you a second to look around - not the case here. Sharon was helpful, insightful and when needed available. Needless to say I recommend this as a place to visit and will be going back in early June to see the Sheila Girling exhibition!!!

2  Thank Sable78
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troublefishblue, Owner at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

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.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I've now been to three exhibitions at L'Artishe, all of which were fantastic! The gallery owner is extremely welcoming and helpful, putting on regular exhibitions of some stunning artwork. I wish more galleries I visit were like this one- well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Sharon is a very enthusiastic gallery owner. She took time to answer all my questions and went beyond her role to ensure I had all the necessary information about the artist and materials used in the work. I would recommend a visit when you are in Swanage as the exhibitions change regularly.

1  Thank Lashniz
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