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The blackShed Gallery

Russet Farm, Redlands, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5NG
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Curator Kenton Lowe at the BlackShed Gallery in Robertsbridge



The blackShed Gallery can be found but a stones throw from the A21 in a delightful rural setting on a working farm just outside the historical and pretty village of Robertsbridge. To experience a stress free, out of town gallery visit and to sample the rich array of local creative talent ensure you visit one of the upcoming exhibitions there.

The blackShed gallery surprises in many ways. It is rare to stumble across such a distinguished and professional contemporary Art gallery in such a beautiful rural setting. Its unique mission, to encourage and provide gallery space for the increasing number of artists working in studios in both Sussex downland and coastal conurbations combined with an aspirational curation policy makes it an essential feature of any ‘day out’ in the area.  Metropolitan galleries just do not have the room or time to broaden the selection of exhibitions, thus blackShed is not just breaking larger cities’ monopoly on exhibiting high quality contemporary Art, but has also enriched the cultural range and appeal of 1066 country to any prospective visitor.

"So good to have a contemporary gallery on our doorstep. blackShed owner, Kenton Lowe, is not afraid to push the boundaries and challenge viewers' opinions of art, artists and the artist process. The gallery is always friendly, welcoming and the staff are knowledgeable. Kenton makes a great guide as he is genuinely enthusiastic about each exhibition. Whether you're an art buff or beginner this gallery is well worth visiting regularly either as a buyer or viewer. Entrance is free. Get on the mailing list to be invited to amazing private views and events where you can meet the artists. You can even buy works in instalments, although some pieces are delightfully affordable.   I also highly recommend his abilities in picture framing both practically and artistically. I doubt you could do better locally.”

J.B (google review)


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Head towards Robertsbridge on the A21; do not turn into Robertsbridge, stay on the by-pass. Turn into Redlands Lane (Fair Lane on google maps) just after or before the footbridge depending which direction you're coming from. Follow the lane until it splits at the Oast House and bear right, Russet Farm can be found just a few hundred yards on the right-hand side just after the dutch barns. Look out for the small blackShed signs in the hedge row.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Monday, 6th April 2020 - Friday, 1st January 2021

Virtual Spaces - A Return To OrderOver the coming months we plan to revisit and share some of our favourite exhibitions with you, we are calling it Virtual Spaces, featuring highlights, videos and interviews from the exhibitions and artists that have worked wth us over the years.
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  • Regional and Miscellaneous -The 1066 Business Awards - 2016 Judge's special recognition award The 1066 Business Awards - 2016 Judge's special recognition award 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Commended Framer - Fine Art Trade Guild. Commended Framer - Fine Art Trade Guild. 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Fine Art Trade Guild - Encouraging and Promoting the Best in Art and Framing Fine Art Trade Guild - Encouraging and Promoting the Best in Art and Framing 2019

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