Rent the Arndean Gallery
NOTE: As of February 2010 Arndean Gallery is no longer a gallery for rent. We would like to thank all our clients who chose our gallery for their exhibitions. We have had a fabulous ten years and will be sure to let you all know if we decide to open another rental gallery.
This was the gallery's website for those years. The content below is from the site's 2005-2006 archived pages, as well as other sources..
Arndean Gallery is situated in London's principal art street. With neighbours including: Flowers East, Waddingtons, Mercury Gallery, Houldsworth Fine Art, Messum's, Beaux Arts plus the Royal Academy at the end of the street, this rental gallery is perfectly placed to attract serious buyers.
Arndean Gallery boasts excellent hanging space and modern facilities.
Easily visible from the street through a large window, the ground floor also has the advantage of an arch splitting the display area to accommodate varying subjects/styles. The arch has been designed with enough hanging space to allow for a large painting to be seen by passers by.
The desk with a Featureline telephone system is situated in the front section of the gallery with two display tables; can easily be dismantled and taken downstairs if necessary.
The hanging system consists of white rods, hung from a white picture rail. The lights are the latest design and of the highest quality. Nails are allowed on the understanding that the holes are re-filled for the next occupant.
The basement is accessed from the right hand side of the ground floor in front of the arch. It consists of a separate gallery area, storage room, coat cupboard, kitchen with large American fridge, office with chair, sofa bed, shelf for a laptop and gallery fax, plus a shower room. Plinths for sculptures plus the easel are kept in the storage room and can be accessed at any time.
About Sara Stewart, Founder of the Arndean Gallery
2003-2010 Managing Director, Arndean Gallery Ltd, Cork Street, London
On completing a post-graduate diploma in Fine and Decorative Arts, I joined the Malcolm Innes Gallery in Chelsea, London. After two years I was made a Director after the Gallery moved to St. James's. I introduced and subsequently organised, contemporary exhibitions before leaving to set up my own company, Fine Art Commissions, in 1997. The agency was established largely because I was often asked by clients when I worked at Malcolm Innes, where they should get their son/wife/daughter painted. The questions were particularly random as more often than not, the client would be staring at a landscape of a Scottish Glen. There was clearly a gap in the market for people who wanted choice and the security of back up during a commission.
After six years I opened the Arndean Gallery in Cork Street. The gallery was used as a weekly space for other art dealers and artists who would rather not rent a permanent gallery. It was extremely useful for Fine Art Commissions as it provided us with an additional exhibition space. In January 2010, The Hay Hill Gallery took over the Lease as I was finding we were spending too much time wrapped up in bookings for Arndean, rather than marketing Fine Art Commissions.
Fine Art Commissions has had a few moves over the years. From an office above the tube line in Walton Street, to a gallery fifty yards up the street, via Bury Street and Duke Street, to our current home at 19 Ryder Street, St James's.
Since 1997 I have met a myriad of fascinating artists and clients, had the greatest fun and I hope, provided many talented people with interesting faces to paint and stories to hear. We have had many adventures along the way, most recently in the U.S. where we took a Stand at The International Art Fair in Palm Beach.
We have benefited from enormous encouragement from literally hundreds of artists and clients over the years and I look forward to working with many more in the years to come.
In a rather circuitous fashion I learned of the connection between Sara Stewart and other enterprises she is involved in. My brother wanted to create a website for stylish dog beds. While doing research I discovered The English Room, a quintessentially British company that continues the legacy of supplying the highest quality monogrammed products, including dog beds. Although this website sold many other items that were all able to be monogrammed, their images of their dog beds remained as a visual inspiration for my brother's site. Meanwhile I had just bought this domain and after a bit of a search about the previous owners I discovered that Sara Stewart had been involved in both the Arndean Gallery until 2010 and presently with the The English Room. I always find coincidences fascinating.
|STRENESSE Autumn/Winter 2006
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle
11 - 24 February, 2006
Tel 00 49 160 705 9813
Elena Carr and Serena Banham
|Exhibiting from 28th November - 3rd December 2005
Tel 07791 000 253
|Charles Church Fine Art Ltd.
An exhibition of 50 oil paintings celebrating our rural heritage.
Hounds, Poultry, Horses,
Cattle, Landscapes, Coast.
|Catalogue foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
Exhibiting 31st October - 5th November 2005
Tel 01258 880 871
Web www.charleschurch.net (exhibition online from 7th October)
Beautiful Bronze: Stunning Silver
This exhibition encompasses contemporary bronze sculptures, sculptural silverware and wall art in a combination of traditional and state-of-the-art styles.
Exhibition runs from 24th October to 29th October 2005
Tel 020 8870 8561
Enchanted By Gagaku
This exhibition consists of a series of Japanese prints and relieves made by silver chasing. All the art works are inspried by the beauty of Gagaku.
Exhibiting from Monday 10th October to Saturday 15th October 2005
Tel 0081 493 62 3231
Coskun Fine Art
Exhibiting 2 September - 1 October 2005