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The retail premises of Tess Ainley Gallery will be closing in the coming weeks. I am going to be moving to a NEW online presence. This website will eventually close and I will be opening a new one under 'Tess Meadows Artist.' I already have Instagram and FB pages, you are welcome to follow, under...

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Gallery Christmas Opening Hours:

December 24th 10am-4pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
December 27th-31st 10am-5pm
New Year's Day CLOSED
January 2nd CLOSED
January 3rd 10am-4pm

It's the annual 'Holt Lights Switch On' this evening, Friday 19th November, with the festivities starting at 5.30pm. Hoppers Yard has yet again been turned into a magical, winter wonderland and we look forward to welcoming you - we'll be open a bit later than usual!

The gallery is brimming with ...

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Happy 5 Year Anniversary to me :)

I first opened my gallery doors 5 years ago today (photo above) at 3 Hoppers Yard, Holt and moved into 1A in June 2019.

I would like to thank ALL my lovely customers for supporting a small independent business, especially during this last couple of years.


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We have LOTS of NEW one of a kind, original, handmade cards for every occasion. Each one is an individual work of art and can also be framed


2 years ago
A lovely little gallery in Hopper's Yard, one of Holt's charming 'lokes', Tess is always welcoming, occupying a small accessible space, where she sells a wonderful variety of original art work, both her own and that of other selected artists, as well as her own delightful and amusingly imaginative cards, with collaged images and messages for every occasion. Highly recommended and well worth a visit.
- Phil B
2 years ago
Really eclectic mix of art, so friendly and wonderful welcome! Definitely visit this gallery if you're in Holt! Some very tempting art to purchase! Love Tess's work too
- Carolyn B
2 years ago
Love this quirky Gallery in Holt,something different , always enjoy calling in to see art work on display and lovely silver jewellery designs .i always find a nice mix, and great for gift ideas 🙂I have couple of the mixed media pictures ,looking forward to calling in again
- simone m

If you're looking for something a bit different from the mainstream but still affordable and handmade, then this is your one-stop shop ...

Tess Ainley Gallery is an independent, contemporary, artist-run gallery and shop, specialising in original mixed media paintings, art, crafts, driftwood sculpture, books, printed and handmade cards + postcards.

A great place to visit, if you are looking for something a bit different but still affordable, for the home.

You will also find other unexpected vintage treasures and antique jewellery, alongside the artwork.

The gallery and shop are in a small but tranquil and beautiful space, tucked away in centrally located, Hoppers Yard, just off Bull Street.

Tess is happy to post items you see on the website, anywhere in the UK or overseas and also welcomes commissions.

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  • 01263 714024


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1A Hoppers Yard
NR25 6LN
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Tue:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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