Artizan Gallery . Cafe . Venue

Artizan is an independent, fine art gallery situated on the English Riviera's stunning coastline dedicated to celebrating the work of South Devon artists and championing the contemporary artistic talent as well as the established cultural heritage that marks the resort as a destination for UK arts.

Positioned in historic Lucius Street, just a short walk from the main seafront, the gallery was the former home and studio of Alexander Fisher who founded the Artisan Arts Society in the late 18th Century. Today, we offer a rolling programme of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing an array of emerging and professional artists practicing a broad spectrum of traditional and contemporary styles.

Artizan Gallery also represents the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Ambassador Artists, an accredited group of professional creatives whose ties the heritage and culture recognised by the UNESCO designation directly back to the geological significance of our coastal region. This work sits alongside two permanent collections of South West masters, Richard Slater R.I. and the late Arthur Homeshaw RWA.

With a small café gallery and sunny courtyard at the rear of the venue serving a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, as well as being a short walk away from the seafront and historic Torre Abbey, this is the ideal destination for art lovers to be inspired when visiting the English Riviera.

Full details of the rolling programme of exhibitions and events can be found on the Gallery’s websites and across their social media platforms, where they also publish regular artist interviews, exhibition albums and local culture updates.

All collections are available to view and purchase online so audiences can plan their visits in our virtual galleries prior to their trip.

Private morning viewings can also be booked Tuesday-Friday at no charge.

Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 18:00
Saturdays 10:00 – 18:00
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Entrance: Free

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7 Lucius Street

Telephone: 07522 509 642

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My News

Torbay to London / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-08-04T00:00:00Z">Tue 04 Aug 2015</span>Torbay to London / Tue 04 Aug 2015

In association with etc.venues, Artizan Gallery will be taking a group of twenty, talented, Devon-linked artists to London to showcase their work in Prospero House, a prominent London conference venue. Work will be displ...

My Events

Pest and the Profound / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-25T00:00:00Z">Thu 25</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-07-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Jul 2019</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Pest and the Profound / Thu 25 to Wed 31 Jul 2019 (1 week)

What do insects, an ambulance stretcher and Trump have in common? They all feature in Sarah Vaci’s debut solo exhibition “Pest and the Profound”. Sarah Vaci is a practicing contemporary artist based in Devon and Londo...

On the Edge of Infinity/Coastal Resonance / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-03T00:00:00Z">Wed 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-07-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 Jul 2019</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>On the Edge of Infinity/Coastal Resonance / Wed 03 to Tue 23 Jul 2019 (3 weeks)

Husband and wife duo Andrea and Jerry Shearing come together for a collaborative show of uniquely individual coastal inspired works which explore the lengths of the South Coast, in two distinct exhibitions; Jerry Shearin...

Searc / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-07-17T00:00:00Z">Wed 17 Jul 2019</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Searc / Sat 06 to Wed 17 Jul 2019 (2 weeks)

Rowan Day exhibits works produced over a 12-month period in this recent series “Searc”, the Irish word for true love, in which she explores themes of love and loneliness through allegorical renderings of the sky and the ...

My Opportunities

Our Place in the Seven Heavens / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-04-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 Apr 2019</span>Our Place in the Seven Heavens / Tue 23 Apr 2019

The Moon is distant from the Sea – And yet, with Amber Hands – She leads Him – docile as a Boy – Along appointed Sands – Emily Dickinson. Curated and Produced with Becky Nuttall as part of the 2019 English Rivie...

Artizan Winter Open 2018 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-11-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09 Nov 2018</span>Artizan Winter Open 2018 / Fri 09 Nov 2018

It’s confirmed, we’re back and we’ve not got much time! The Artizan Winter Open is officially here, and we’ve got the privilege for the second time in 2018 of being sponsored by the Edinburgh House Estates team and the F...

We Are Making a New World: Curated by Becky Nuttall / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-09-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Sep 2018</span>We Are Making a New World: Curated by Becky Nuttall / Sun 16 Sep 2018

An exhibition of poetry and art curated by Becky Nuttall in association with Robert Garnham and Artizan Gallery Torquay. 2018 marks one hundred years since the 1918 World War One Armistice and women won the right to v...

My Spaces

Main GalleryMain Gallery

The main gallery benefits from professional hanging system, adjustable lighting and large window display area. With nearly 20m of white wall space to play with and high ceilings, this is a wonderful exhibition space for ...

Rear GalleryRear Gallery

The Rear Gallery (previously Café Gallery) was recently converted. The small coffee bar still features in the corner and attracts a number of visitors for drinks throughout the day. As with the Main Gallery the space ben...

Artizan Gallery Events VenueArtizan Gallery Events Venue

Artizan's exhibitions make it an attractive location for events and performances, and is available for evening hire. From music, to meetings, to formal functions, the gallery and café provide the necessary facilities for...