South Gate Gallery is an Independent Art Gallery and Bespoke Picture Framers in Exeter with over 10 years experience in conservation framing.  We are a Family Business owned and run by brothers Stephen and Matthew, click HERE to find out more about us.
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Our Featured Artist Is Richard Briggs

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Prints Available From Just £25

Richard currently lives in the South West of England, but has previously lived and worked in Gambia and Egypt. He has travelled widely and has always been keen to produce illustrations of the places he visits.

Richard has been able to maintain his style of work, using a fine pen and ink line, before applying a watercolour wash. This style has remained popular and in demand in both galleries and for commissioned work.

With an increasing number of galleries keen to sell Richard’s work, he travels throughout the UK and is always working on the next in the series of images for ‘Richard Briggs’ Britain’.

Richard’s love of depicting town and particularly cityscapes has never left him and from an early age he was keen to follow in the footsteps of illustrators such as David Gentleman, Paul Hogarth and Edward Ardizzone. The world of illustration has changed over the years, however Richard’s work has been used in the past for Plymouth City Information Boards and magazine work. 

Richard spends much of his time producing new work, however he is still keen to see much more of the world, as well as revisiting many of the places in the UK, of which he has produced illustrations in the past.

South Gate Gallery

The Gallery

  • We have a wide and affordable selection of Original, Limited and Open Edition artwork for sale in the gallery and here on the website.
  • We focus on exhibiting Local Artists' work, you can find out about the artists and their work HERE. 
  • If you are looking for something specific such as scenes of Exeter or Dartmoor we have created Galleries to help you, click HERE for a full list and to access them.
  • Pieces of work can be purchased in the shop with Card, Cash or Cheque.  (We do not accept Amex)
  • You can purchase our artwork online via PayPal, either with an account or by Debit or Credit card.  They will be packaged and delivered to you free of charge.

Framing and Services

  • We offer a wide range of bespoke picture framing options including Box Frames, Canvas Stretching, Multi-Aperture Mounts and Memorabilia Framing.  Please click HERE for more information.
  • We also offer other related services, including Picture Hanging, for details on these click HERE.


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Opening Hours
  • The shop is currently closed to customers for the lockdown.  However, Stephen will still be busy in the workshop and available to discuss new and existing jobs over the phone and by e-mail.
  • Drop-off and collection service via prior arrangement.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 5pm
  • We can be found just south of the Cathedral at 64 South Street.  There are a few on street parking spaces right outside our shop and the closest car parks are Magdalen Street and the Cathedral & Quay multi-story.  For a link to Google Maps or to contact us click HERE.

Covid-19 Precautions

  • We will allow up to two people or one household into the shop at a time.
  • We ask that upon entering the gallery you use the hand sanitiser provided. 
  • All frame and mount board samples are behind a safety screen, Artwork can be slid onto a counter and then we will be able to discuss and show you framing options.
  • Disposable gloves are available to use when looking through the browsers.