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Driftwood Circle Wreath £45. Handmade by Tess. This is a brand new piece of work currently hanging in the gallery.

It's Bank Holiday weekend and the sun is shining over Hoppers Yard in Holt! We are also OPEN this Monday from 10am - 5pm! It's lovely to see everyone out enjoying themselves in their summer attire! There's nothing that a bit of sunshine can't put to rights :)

In my studio today, having a little play around with paint! Check out my NEW Facebook and Instagram Business Pages under 'Teresa Meadows Artist.'

Feel Free to LIKE and SHARE :)

It's lovely to be back open and into the swing of things again! It's an added bonus that the weather has been good here on the North Norfolk coast!

The gallery is bursting with lots of NEW artwork + vintage and gift items for the home.

If you cannot make it during our opening hours, we are stil...

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Here are my latest 2 NEW mixed media paintings on wood panel FRAMED. 'Let Go' and 'Light' are both 34cm x 34cm and priced at £350 each.

Here is a small sample of the NEW mixed media pieces I made on canvas, during the last lockdown. They are all 13cm x 18cm and priced at £40 each. They make great affordable gifts for yourself or a loved one. Pop in the gallery to see the whole collection.

I am pleased to announce that I will be opening the gallery again on Monday 12th April, in accordance with Government regulations. Our current opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10-5pm and we are open on BANK HOLIDAY Mondays.

Due to the current Government regulations regarding Covid-19, Norfolk has now gone into Tier 4. The gallery will therefore be closed until further notice.

In the meantime, if you see anything you like on the website, or saw something in the gallery or in the window over Christmas that you would ...

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As the day turned to evening, on this first day of re-opening, the magic fell over Hoppers Yard. It truly felt like stepping into another world.

Come and explore the magic that is Hoppers Yard - the one-stop shopping for original gifts this Christmas :)


a year 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
a year 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
a year 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 and unusual mixed media art and crafts, paintings, textiles, photography, driftwood sculpture, books + printed and handmade cards.

Tess' unique designs have also been made into gift items for the home, including framed posters, coasters, tin signs, mugs, tea towels, notebooks and tote bags, amongst other items. A great place to visit if you are looking for something a bit different but still affordable.

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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1A Hoppers Yard
NR25 6LN
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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