17 High St, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LP
Tel: 01929 475719
QUARR gallery was established with the simple aim of giving as many people as possible the opportunity to see and buy work by some of the best Dorset artists.
It is not a franchise or part of a chain and does not buy in work from catalogues. It sells on behalf of individual artists who share the owner's passion for the area. Much of what it offers is unique to Quarr. The mainstay of the gallery is painting, both original and in reproduction, and photography but three dimensional work also features as well as mosaics.
An important part of the gallery's mission is recognising that its clients are here to enjoy themselves. Visits to Swanage are often a family affair and we welcome children. Sandy shoes and muddy boots are a normal part of the Dorset experience so far as we are concerned. A visit to Swanage is an opportunity for joint decisions which can be a problem when people are at home.
Artists have always lived or worked in and around Swanage. There is no distinct "Swanage School" for interest to be focused on but it is the diversity of ways in which painters have reacted to the area which is most interesting. The work we show reflects how present day artists look at their surroundings.