Located in a stunning barn just outside picturesque Stockbridge, the gallery is a light, airy, sizeable space, which allows art work to be enjoyed in a relaxed and professional environment. Specialising in beautiful original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and furniture, the gallery showcases work from both established acclaimed artists as well as from exciting, new emerging talent. Featuring an ever-changing portfolio of artwork across a broad variety of styles, genres and media, the gallery represents work from over 60 artists with plenty to suit all tastes and budgets.
A series of exhibitions runs throughout the year, each one bringing the rare opportunity to enjoy over 250 unique paintings all under one roof. Nadia Waterfield, an artist herself, is mindful of keeping this impressive collection fresh, vibrant and relevant and spends a great deal of time handpicking art to exhibit from around the UK and abroad.
The gallery is beautifully appointed with stylish rugs, lamps, tables and chairs – also for sale – which provide a warm, intimate backdrop to the paintings, sculptures and ceramics. There’s a coffee area to relax in, plenty of parking and lovely dog walks in the stunning environs. The gallery is open throughout the year every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment.
Throughout the year there is also an inspiring programme of art lectures, talks and workshops held at the gallery – it is a creative and inviting space which draws in lovers of all things art related.
- Longstock Park Nursery, SO20 6EH – farm shop and café – half a mile from the gallery
The plant nursery has incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff, and the shop sells wonderful local produce and presents . Great for breakfast, a light lunch or tea.
- Winchester Cathedral, (15 mins)
An historic cathedral whose foundations date from the 7th century. The medieval Gothic cathedral, as it is seen today, dates from between the 11th to the early 16th century. In the crypt is Sound II a sculpture by Antony Gormley, often partially submerged as the crypt floods during rainy months.
- ‘Horse and Rider’, Elisabeth Frink, (1974), Winchester High Street
- The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester (15 mins)
The historic 13th century Great Hall is all that is left of the Winchester Castle, built by William the Conquerer and displays the mythological Round Table of King Arthur.
- New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (15 mins)
A beautiful sculpture park and gallery, showing works by Antony Gormley, Nathan Coley, and Barbara Hepworth, among others.
- Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill, Laverstoke (15 mins)
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is housed in an 18th century paper mill, with beautiful glasshouses designed by the Heatherwick Studio at the heart of the buildings. Make sure to book.
- Mottisfont Abbey (10 mins)
National Trust site with beautiful gardens.
The Peat Spade Pub, Longstock
One mile from the gallery, has an excellent menu and a really pretty garden. The pub does steak frites nights, and pizza nights, and is the heart of the village. A great place to book dinner after a gallery opening, as it’s a short walk away!
The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge
Gastropub serving delicious seasonal food, with a patio and garden alongside the River Test. Some lovely walks on the Stockbridge Water Meadows and Downs. A favourite of ours.
Home made pizzas and delicious coffee.
Thyme and Tides, Stockbridge
A relaxed, buzzy, local pit stop serving breakfast, lunch and delicious home-made cakes. Lovely, sunny courtyard for those with four-legged friends in tow. Also a deli selling delicious gastronomic treats to take home.
CoffeeLab, Winchester & Stockbridge
Delicious artisan coffee and giant brownies.
Rick Stein, 7 High Street, Winchester
Bringing a splash of the coast to the Hampshire countryside, the expected top quality fishy fare plus plenty of other choices. A great venue in which to celebrate the purchase of a fabulous new piece of art!
A delightful venue to suit all moods, appetites and palates. Whether you settle by the fire in the cosy bar for tasty snacks, sharing platters or a light lunch or go for the more full-on a la carte experience in the spectacular oak-pannelled dining room, you can expect first-rate cuisine with plenty of local ingredients and charming service too.
PLACES TO STAY
The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge
Characterful combination of country house with contemporary chic located by the stunning River Test. A reliable place to stay with a well-regarded restaurant serving a broad array of dishes using local and fresh produce.
Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Southgate St, Winchester
Classic boutique hotel in historic Winchester which always delivers on quality food, excellent wines and cosy rooms.
Limewood Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
The hotel restaurant serves simple seasonal dishes, and is run by Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. The spa and Raw and Cured bar are also a must.
The Grosvenor, Stockbridge
Having undergone an extensive refurb, this elegant, iconic hotel located on the high street in Stockbridge is a peach of a place to stay with beautiful bedrooms, a great bar for relaxed eating and a more formal dining room. Lovely, pretty terraces outside for al fresco fun.