about us

Our company ethos is to strive to wander from the path of ‘manufactured’ living,
promoting a sense of wellbeing and being conscious of our environmental footprint.
We believe in creating a relaxing, calm, beautiful and ever changing inviting space to showcase our artists and craftspeople.
we are rather eclectic, believing different is good and should be championed

Our unique 3 gallery spaces are housed in two restored Georgian buildings in the heart of historic Woodstock
near Oxford and the home of Blenheim Palace.

Number 17 is situated on Market Street and houses an ever-changing array of art from local, international and emerging artists.
Our new shop area includes items from small makers and craftspeople of ethical and useable pieces for the home.
Number 43 is accessed through our walled garden, The Garden Room and Station Gallery have recently undergone an extensive renovation project and now offer a wide variety of engaging special events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings alongside a dynamic exhibition programme.

These are available to hire together or separately for exhibitions and private functions.

We are committed to help our chosen charities, Polar Bears International, WWF, Elephant Aid International and LadyFreethinker
and continuously increase our efforts to improve our environmental awareness and in those that produce work for us.
Within our spaces we only use only environmentally friendly packaging, compostable and recycled materials.

Darl-e and the Bear wishes to support artists and makers wanting to show innovative,
challenging work and is run by an artist for artists.

drop in for a coffee or glass of wine to browse

Please click on the links below to find out more about the charities we support

Polar Bears International

Polar Bears International are the only organisation dedicated solely to wild polar bears. Their story moves beyond the plight of the polar bears, because they know that humans are not adverse to the visible threats to our global ecosystem.
They believe that the final act is not written and use every resource they have to facilitate action to combat the belief that it is too late for change. At Darl-e and the Bear we strongly believe that every individual can make small changes and can change our world for the better.

We strongly believe that we lead by example and small steps can make a lasting imprint, or paw print in our case. We aim to help support those that work towards environmental conservation, protecting our fragile planet that will help protect mankind.

to join in on our events please contact us

Elephant Aid
Lady Freethinker