We are a friendly and vibrant art gallery in Horndon-on-the-Hill, Thurrock, championing artists and connecting creative people in our local area. We are a family-run art gallery in Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, opposite the Swan pub. We are Thurrock’s first permanent dedicated gallery space; certainly it’s the only one that we currently know of!
Championing Local Artists: we are here to take your art beyond the stage of a hobby or a dream, providing an outlet to sell your work and help fund your creativity.
Connecting Art Lovers with Art: the gallery provides a place to enjoy fine and contemporary art, to browse, to be inspired, and to buy pieces that you connect with.
Celebrating Creativity in the Community: building on several years of running the ‘24-7 Create’ exhibitions in Stanford-le-Hope and the Thurrock Art Trail, the gallery is a place where people can gather to share their love of art and creativity.
Well House Gallery FAQs
What kind of works do we display?
Practically, we will have a classic ‘white box’ gallery space where we can display pictures and sculpture, and a separate ‘affordable arts and crafts’ area for smaller works and handcrafted items. Within these spaces we are able to display artists’ work on an ongoing basis and also hold themed exhibitions or solo and group shows.
Great art has the ability to encourage and inspire the human spirit, and also sometimes to challenge and disturb. Our aim is that everything we display will do the first of these in some way, but we are sure that at least some of the work we show will also do the second. To keep a consistent feel and ethos, we will not necessarily take every piece we are offered – but just because some of your work isn’t right for us doesn’t mean that you won’t find a venue for it elsewhere!
How does it work commercially?
Like all galleries, we will have costs to cover like creating the space, heating and lighting, business rates, staff costs… and that’s before we sell a single piece. Artists do not have to pay to exhibit their work with us, but we take a commission on pieces that we sell. All the details are clearly laid out in a ‘gallery agreement’ based on a template produced by the Arts Council.
Don't we compete with the exhibitions held at the Swan Gallery opposite?
No. Galleries thrive when there are several clustered together in an area. People who wouldn’t come for a single show might well come if there are several spaces to visit, and we can also cross-promote each other. It’s not like selling groceries; each artist and each piece is unique and the more we can gather together the better for everyone!
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New in on the easel ! by Christopher Sawtell Sea wall (figure in the distance), painting, £600 approx 22x25 inches
More cards just arrived by Wendi Lee
360 degrees of this Stoneware vase by Pat Douglas
Gallery re-opens Tuesday 3rd April, 10am
Easter nearly here ! Please note we are closed Good Friday, Saturday 31st March and Easter Monday.
Birds scatter,shadow of a Raptor , painting by Christopher Sawtell
Stunning Stoneware Sculpture just arrived of a Bull drinking from the River Dordogne by Pat Douglas - approx 29x22cm
Cold outside so come in the warm,!!
Porcelain Pendants & Sterling Silver jewellery,cards here too,a present ready to go !!
Come in out of the rain only takes a minute to browse, see new jewellery by Charlotte Walker
Christopher Sawtell paintings - come and have a look at all ten of them , here until April 21st
New Exhibition of paintings by Christopher Sawtell here until April 21st www.christophersawtell.co.uk
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NEW PROJECT A commission on the way for @wellhousegllry #watchthisspace #yesthelogoisbackwards
Current exhibition "Still Life in Transition" paintings by Annie Watkins- come in and have a look!
Stunning and affordable ceramic fruit/snack bowls by BEN NICOLAS. Ben uses metal oxides to add natural colour to his ceramics. Come and see his exhibition and own a piece for yourself at @wellhousegllry
A snapshot of the phenomenally imaginative ceramics of BEN NICOLAS. This is the first week of his solo exhibition at @wellhousegllry .
Number 31 by LISA ANDERSON, from her solo exhibition at @wellhousegllry
Our wonderful owner and curator LISA ANDERSON had her first solo exhibition in the gallery since we opened! Many pieces have been sold but we still have a selection on display in @wellhousegllry
A glimpse at an original BARRY ANDREWS. A must-see!
Stunning and affordable handmade vases by local potter PAT DOUGLAS
A peak at the beautiful handmade Raku dishes by PHIL BURTON
Local artist PAUL AVERS uses 'Revamped, Upcycled and Reimagined' materials to create amazing lighting and furniture solutions. Come and check it out at Well House Gallery!
SHOUTOUT I love Anna Masters exhibition at Well House Gallery. My mind is totally blown by the intricacy of her sculptures! A must see. I really like this one and the use of watch parts and date reels.
SHOUTOUT - Well House Gallery, Horndon-on-the-Hill My family's awesome art gallery is back on Instagram! Give them a follow @wellhousegllry
Come up to @wellhousegllry before July 28th to find out why everyone is raving about the work of ANNA MASTERS
What could this be? Come and see ANNA MASTERS incredible exhibition at @wellhousegllry , open until July 28th.
These unique original drawing are by MAX BLAKE. Often seen outside sketching, Max recreates the intimacy and wonder of the sights of Horndon using only a biro pen. This piece is of St Peter and St Pauls Parish church on Horndon-on-the-Hill.