Chelston Gallery Exhibitions / Local Art / Picture Framing

Chelston Gallery in Torquay sadly closed at the end of December 2010. It was the only gallery in the area that had regular exhibitions featuring exclusively work by artists from in and around the Torbay region - including Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, and Dartmoor, South Hams and Teignbridge areas.

Chelston Gallery had been an important member of the local business and shopping community for nearly 20 years, with Kevin Alexander being its proprietor for the last 8½ years. The gallery hosted what was probably Torbay's largest collection of original art by our region's artists for sale, with over 60 artists represented at some point, either through the monthly exhibition cycle or as regular members of the gallery's group of artists. Several of our region's artists had their first solo exhibition and/or began their move from private hobby painter to publicly exhibiting and selling painter at Chelston Gallery.

As well as the exhibition and sale of artwork, Chelston Galler offered a bespoke picture framing service, with a high level of repeat custom - Kevin's customers came from not just the local area, but from as far away as London and Edinburgh!

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Gallery Closure / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-10-30T00:00:00Z">Sat 30 Oct 2010</span>Gallery Closure / Sat 30 Oct 2010

Sadly I have had to make the decision to close Chelston Gallery. In these times of financial uncertainty the art and picture framing sector has seen a decline in spending. If it were just up to job satisfaction then I'd ...

New work by Scott Gleed / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-06-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05 Jun 2010</span>New work by Scott Gleed / Sat 05 Jun 2010

I am pleased to add to the work on sale here a collection of sculptures by Scott Gleed. A finalist in 2009 Wildlife Artist of the Year, Scott is passionate about sharks and other marine wildlife and has spent many years ...

Devon Open Studios venue / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-03-16T00:00:00Z">Tue 16 Mar 2010</span>Devon Open Studios venue / Tue 16 Mar 2010

Chelston Gallery will be host to work by 10 local artists for Devon Open Studios 2010. These artists are David Norman, as main featured artist, with Kevin Alexander, David Barlow, Louise Bougourd, Wendy Chudley, Jim Dora...

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Mouldings Sale / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-11-09T00:00:00Z">Tue 09 Nov</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2010-12-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 Dec 2010</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Mouldings Sale / Tue 09 Nov to Fri 24 Dec 2010 (2 months)

Sadly I have had to make the decision to close Chelston Gallery. In these times of financial uncertainty the art and picture framing sector has seen a decline in spending. If it were just up to job satisfaction then I'd ...

Goodbye pies and mulled wine / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-12-18T00:00:00Z">Sat 18 Dec 2010</span>Goodbye pies and mulled wine / Sat 18 Dec 2010

Thanks to all those who have been customers of Chelston Gallery over the last 8 1/2 years. It has been a privilege to contribute to the look of your homes by framing your treasured artworks. And thanks also to the many a...

David Cowell Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-09-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 Sep</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2010-10-20T00:00:00Z">Wed 20 Oct 2010</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>David Cowell Exhibition / Fri 24 Sep to Wed 20 Oct 2010 (4 weeks)

David Cowell, a retired teacher, has a background in the use of traditional painting media and started creating his unique digital paintings on a computer screen over 20 yrs ago. The completed painting is transferred thr...

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