Galleries, Art Exhibitions & Sales

Le Centre dInterpretation de lArchitecture et de la Patrimoi...
Museum with a permenant exhibition of the architecture of Saintes (17).
Atelier Quinze
Workshops and one-to-one classes. Workshops include: printing, jewellery making, paper marbling, weaving, textile dyeing and textile printing. Based in La Trimouille 86290.
Artist offering hand made products including cards, jewellery and art work. Based at St-Claud (16).
Galerie des Marchis
Picture framing service offered for prints, pictures and embroideries at St-Gaudant (86). Contact: Sue Briggs
Le Chat Noir et ses Amis
Gallery located at Taillebourg (17), offering paintings, ceramics, jewellery and textiles by French and British artists and artisans and an extensive selection of British Art Deco porcelain.
Art de la Breche
Gallery situated in Niort (79) selling a range of paintings, collages, cards, prints and photos. Regular opening events and workshops. Opening hours Tues/Thurs/Fri 10H - 18H. Sat 14H - 18H. Contact Elizabeth Adams
Jo Hoden
Artist of Native American origin working in pastels. Her work is displayed in the Cafe des Sports, Confolens (16) and at Le Bar Azure, Chirac (16).
Joseph Larter
Potter with display and shop in his studio at le Bourg, Mouton (16). The shop is open every day from May to December. Out of season, telephone for an appointment.
Poterie Aubergine
A large range of contemporary ceramics, situated between Lusignan (86) and Melle (79). Open Wednesday to Saturday from 14:00-19:00. For information on courses and workshops call Pam Brooker. At Courge, (86) St Sauvant.
La Galerie dArt
Permanent exhibition of paintings by Helene Buttling. At Serignac (16) near Chalais.
The Craft Cabin
Craft workshops offered specialising in do-it-yourself greetings cards. At Melleran (79). Contact: Denise Eyre
Sun Studios & Gallery
Gallery offering contemporary paintings, prints and jewellery. At Bresdon (17). Contact Caroline or John.
The Gallery
The Gallery changes its exhibition of paintings every four to 6 weeks exhibiting local artists. An extensive library with over 500 English books. Also hand painted glass, hand made cards and other crafts for sale. Montmorillon (86).
The Regional Centre for Arts and Crafts
Centre dedicated to promoting the work of local artists. At 56, rue Saint-Jean, Niort (79).
Ceramique du Charme
Gallery located at Charme (16) where under supervision you can create and decorate your own ceramics and pottery. Contact Clare Read
Amelie Expo
Exhibition space offered to artists throughout the year at Le Perroquet Vert, Place de la Fontaine, Chalais (16).
Portrait Painter
Portrait painter based in Vaux-Rouillac, Charentes (16). Also offering to paint murals and panelled doors. Contact David Kingham.
Le Bon Espace
Contemporary art gallery and studio in Montmorillon, Vienne (86), featuring the paintings of British artist Paul Robinson. Regularly changing exhibition of current and past works. Drawing and painting workshops planned for the future.
Au Manoir des Couts
Painters with their own gallery who also teach painting skills. At Vancais (79). Contact: Keith and Francine Dunkley
Jean David Fine Art
Sales of original oil paintings based at Semoussais (79). Weekly art classes at Montalembert (79) and Luche sur Brioux(79). Also commissions for house and people portraits. Contact Jean David
Painted Pets
Custom oil paintings offered of your pet painted from photographs. At Jousse (86). Contact Robin Wilson.
Espace Demilo
Cyber cafe, art gallery and bookshop. Situated at Place du Donjon Cite Medievale, Chauvigny (86). Contact: Michael Wylie
Le Musee Sainte-Croix
Art museum located at 3 bis, rue Jean Jaures, Poitiers (86) with a collection of artifacts and artwork dating from classical antiquity to modern times.
Hazel Feeney Ceramiques et Bronzes
Permanent exhibition situated at Chambon Bourg, Surgeres (17) of hand built ceramic sculptures, bowls, dishes and vessels. Limited edition bronze sculptures also available to buy. Contact Hazel Feeney
Musee Rupert de Chievres
Art museum located at 9, rue Victor Hugo, Poitiers (86) with a range of furniture, decrative objects and paintings by Dutch, Italian and French masters.
NAM Galerie
Sculptor and exhibitor based at Rouillac (16). Working in stone, terracotta and bronze, including drawings and paintings. Also, weekly courses from March to October. Contact Nicholas Matthews
Thomas and Sandra Turner
Two artists based at Le Grand Madieu (16), working in acrylics and specialising in landscapes, both of England and France.