Our ultimate edit of destinations for art lovers. Share your own secret addresses via our Twitter page @ELLEDecoUK #EDdirectory
This incredible atelier specialises in taking the stories of its clients and turning them into unusual artworks, sculpture and furniture.
4–7 Swan Road, London SE18 (basedupon.com)
A great source of inexpensive, limited-edition framed prints, CCA Galleries sells pieces by leading artists who include Sir Peter Blake, Bruce McLean and Donald Hamilton Fraser. Buy online or by appointment at its Surrey exhibition space.
Beech Studios, Greenhills Estate, Tilford Road, Tilford GU10 (ccagalleries.com)
This art-retailing website, which also has a gallery space in London, sells exclusive limited-edition prints by famous contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
29 Charlotte Road, London EC2 (countereditions.com)
New Blood Art
Founded by Sarah Ryan, this online gallery showcases original artwork by creatives who are at an early stage in their careers (pictured is a detail from Eschscholzia 3 by Dan Bennett). As its artists are still relatively unknown, there’s real investment potential if one of your picks hits the big time.
This online resource, used by artists and gallerists around the world, is a great way to discover new talent. It’s especially useful if you’re going travelling – you can search the website by area or by city to find out about a particular place’s art scene, along with any must-visit galleries, before you visit.
Signed and Original
This shop sells signed, authentic artworks – from vintage playing cards to 1920s portraits – found at flea markets and charity shops.
The Peoples Hall, 2 Olaf Street, London W11 (signedandoriginal.com)
The Jealous Gallery
This screen-print studio in London’s Shoreditch sells prints by a huge range of contemporary artists. As well as selling prints, it runs workshops and pop-up exhibitions.
27 Park Road, London N8 (jealousgallery.com)
The Print Sales Gallery
This venue, based at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, is the place to go if you’re after expert advice on choosing art for your home. Part of the largest photography space in London, it sells a broad range of prints and also runs exhibitions. All profits made from sales support the Photographers’ Gallery’s public programmes.
16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1 (thephotographersgallery.org.uk)
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