Feedback from the Broadchurch exhibition.

Two weeks on from our Broadchurch exhibition in West Bay and we are finally tying up the loose ends – sending out the last orders from the show and then making the payments to the exhibitors who sold work during the show.  The successful exhibitors will be contacted over the next week or so and the commission payments will be made.

We really can’t thank everyone enough who came along and made the event such a success.

Broadchurch and its Landscape

Broadchurch and its Landscape

The opening was great fun and blessed with beautiful sunshine and well attended. We would also like to thank the screen writer of Broadchurch Chris Chibnall who officially opened the show to the public.

A personal thank you goes to Sam Rose, Andy White and Nathalie Roberts for giving their time so generously as fellow gallerists helping to sell and wrap and chatting to the buying public over the long Bank Holiday weekend and helping to pack away. A special thank you to Paula Youens for her invaluable patience, good humour and hard work. This was rewarded with wonderful compliments and happy people taking her work home. Also to Stephen Banks for explaining his work and procedure after an engaging talk by John Wolkersien of the Jurrasic Coast Trust. The talks complimented each other perfectly, John set the scene for where we are in the history of time and Stephen spoke about his trials to capture the beauty of that evolution.

The Jurassic Art Trail was of great interest and also made BBC News.

Jurassic Art Trail

Jurassic Art Trail


It remains installed around West bay until Monday evening this week if you wish to go along and see the work by Bob Healey, Ollie Taylor, Stephen Banks, Nathalie Roberts,  Rob Nolan, Pete Hackett, Andy White and Sam Rose. We learnt that the World Heritage status bestowed upon the Jurassic Coast is run and funded mainly by good will and volunteers. The project has been so well received we hope to extend the exhibition along the Jurassic Coast in the coming months and to continue to liaise and work with the trust beyond West Bay.

Sales were really strong with many orders online too so please keep your profiles up to date with new work and welcome to newly signed up Hannah Trim, Hannah Simpson, Catherine Gillingham and Hayley Roberts.

Chelsea and Ben.

Broadchurch and the Jurassic Art Trail exhibitions


With under two weeks to go we are now in the final stages of prepping and planning our Broadchurch exhibition in West bay and have installed the Jurassic Art Trail around West Bay harbour earlier this week.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with ideas, art work, text and images.  Stephen and Chelsea have had a hard time choosing from the 190 submissions and if we could hang them all we would!

“Broadchurch and its Landscape” in the Salt House, West Bay, Dorset will run from Friday 1st of May till Monday 4th May and will open 10:30 – 17:30.

The Jurassic Art Trail will be on display until mid May in West Bay. 

The photographer’s chosen for the art trail are Andy White, Pete Hackett, Sam Rose, Nathalie Roberts, Stephen Banks, Ollie Taylor, Rob Nolan and Bob Healey. 

The trail consists of large images situated around West Bay with each image being duplicated in the Broadchurch exhibition in the Salt House.

To complete the Broadchurch show will be drawings/prints by Paula Youens, sculpture by Pete Hackett and further images by Charles Headey, Catherine Gillingham, Rachael Talibart, Tricia Scott, Christine Santostefano, Sarah Broome, Gina Williams, Liz Shewan and Chelsea Davine.

We are delighted to announce that Chris Chibnall, the author of Broadchurch, will be officially opening the exhibition on Thursday the 30th April at 5pm, this is a great opportunity for a private view of the show before we open to the public the following day. 

On Saturday 2nd May at 7pm Stephen Banks will reprise his talk on “Astrophotography in and around the dark skies of Dorset” and John Wokersien, trustee and chair of the Jurassic Coast Communities Forum, will be taking about the “Importance of Communities to the Jurassic Coast”.

The Shed is a community as well as place to sell your work so even if you aren’t exhibiting but are on social media please share the event and come along to the exhibition.

Broadchurch Outdoor Exhibition – West Bay, Dorset.

We are excited to confirm details of our outdoor exhibition that will run alongside our ‘Broadchurch and its landscape’ exhibition in West Bay, Dorset over the May Day Bank Holiday.

This outdoor exhibition will be installed mid April and will run for a month in and around West Bay.

Chesil Sunset by Charles Headey

Chesil Sunset by Charles Headey

These images will create an art trail and be seen by thousands of visitors and act not only as a piece of public art but also as wonderful publicity for everyone in the Shed Gallery and also those involved in the exhibition. All the images will be titled and tagged with a QR code which leads directly back to the image on your profile for the public to be able to purchase straight away.

All submissions to the outdoor exhibition must be uploaded in the highest resolution possible, tagged JURASSIC COAST and BROADCHURCH with full descriptions of the influence and thought behind the image.

Both the outdoor art trail and Salthouse exhibition is open to everyone with a Shed Gallery profile.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday April the 12th.

As an online gallery we are always looking for ways to promote your work and help you sell and we firmly believe this is a unique opportunity we very much hope you will take advantage of.

Broadchurch and its landscape – The Salthouse, West Bay.

We are delighted to confirm exciting details to our ‘Broadchurch and its landscape’ exhibition in West Bay, Dorset over the May Day Bank Holiday.

Golden cliffs by Nathalie Roberts

Golden cliffs by Nathalie Roberts

The photography and artwork will focus on the surrounding area that created the backdrop of the series ‘Broadchurch’ and will be shown in the Salthouse in West Bay from Thursday the 30th of April to Monday the 4th of May.

The Salthouse exhibition is open to everyone with a Shed Gallery profile.

The show will be co-curated by Stephen Banks and Chelsea Davine, our Creative Director.

As always all submissions must be uploaded in the highest resolution possible, tagged BROADCHURCH with full descriptions which will provide the text alongside the image, if chosen, at the show.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday April the 12th. Original artwork and prints must be clearly tagged ‘Original Available’ and the price attached.

As an online gallery we are always looking for ways to promote your work and help you sell and we firmly believe this is a unique opportunity we very much hope you will take advantage of.

Updates to the Shed Gallery and events for 2015

After the busy run up to Christmas with orders and enquiries January has given us some respite to catch our breath and plan for the year ahead.

We have begun our AOTW programme whereby we focus on an artist/photographer each week highlighting their work and asking them to contribute to the blog. This is a very popular way of getting people to look at your work and comment on your profiles. So far this year we have shown the work of Howard Kovach who creates really interesting digiart, his MM2 is one of our favourites.

MM 2 by Howard Kovach

MM 2 by Howard Kovach

This week is the photographer Matt Pinner. Matt has an extensive following on twitter and very cleverly takes screen shots of his images on the Homepage to show his followers with links through to the image and encouraging people to buy the image.

Sunrise over by Matt Pinner

Sunrise over by Matt Pinner

This is also a strategy Stephen Banks employs to spectacular effect which keeps our presses printing his work week on week. It cannot be understated how vital it is to add the link, key words with # tags and say clearly ‘click the link to buy’, it seems so simple but it can and does work. If you wish to be our AOTW on a specific week then please email us and we will see if we can schedule it in.

The feedback we have received from the buying public and our creatives on added functionality is now being implemented on the website. This week you may see blips and changes whilst they are being worked on and once they are completed and working we will let you know what has changed. The most important changes will be the products you can now but prints on. Whilst we firmly believe that aluminium is the future as seen in nearly all the contemporary art fairs and exhibitions from  David Hockney’s iPad drawings to Ai Wei Wei and Sebastiao Salgado there is a strong market for framed work which will be an in-house service.

Winter Skies Above East Cliff by Stephen Banks

Winter Skies Above East Cliff by Stephen Banks

Events for the coming the coming year will be a collective of Shed contributors in March in the new studio/gallery space in Barcelona, Spain. A ‘Broadchurch’ inspired exhibition in the Salthouse in West Bay itself in May and our annual Summer Exhibition in Lyme Regis over the August Bank Holiday. If you wish to be considered for any of these events then please make sure your collections are current and tagged once we announce the details over the coming weeks.

It’s going to be a busy and exciting year and both Ben and I look forward to working in partnership with you all to help promote and sell your work.

Chelsea and Ben