In some regards it’s easier to introduce ourselves initially by what we don’t do. Axle arts doesn’t sell fashionable or conveyor-belt art, and we definitely don’t sell reproduction prints, limited or otherwise. What we do sell is genuine and original artwork across media from artists with something to say, whether that be comment socially or politically, a journey into expression or simply a hedonistic exploration into materials. We love art and we are serious about its importance in our culture and society. We also love that it enriches our lives, our homes and our relationships – and that everyone can access and own it if they want to. We are here to help with both.
We exhibit new work from our artists every 3-4 weeks from the home of Director Bridget Sterling, which is available to view either by appointment or during our monthly open weekends (dates are on our Contact page). We also exhibit collaboratively with selected business partners and have work showing permanently at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath. For online shoppers, our website is fully enabled for sales and is updated daily. We also publish articles, interviews with artists and exhibition news online through our blog alongside lecturing through various institutions.
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A warm and inviting welcome awaits. You feel like you are borrowing a human book on the artist, as to wander in is to want to know more.. and you can, as each (artist) is known by your host.
[Chris Lee, 2018]
Bridget is the ideal art gallery curator and dealer. Charming, of course, with a passion for art of different media. (She) is not only highly experienced with relevant expertise but honest, trustworthy and ethically sound, in our personal interactions over the past five years.
[Prof Barry Gilbertson, 2018]
Art to me is part of the journey of life; it's losing yourself in a painting or sculpture. Bridget understands each of her clients and the importance of art as nourishment in a society that at times forgets.
[Dr Melanie Stevens, 2018]
I am delighted with the picture. Quite a bold move to purchase without viewing but it has worked. Many thanks indeed for your facilitation and support.
[Jane Moffat, 2018]