A bit about us...: Two floors, one beautiful eclectic space


    Since the summer of 2019,  Darl-e and the Bear have sought to establish and develop their own unique footprint for the gallery.

    We are an unofficial not-for-profit artist-led gallery, founded by Julie Wigg and are committed to our driving principles of being accessible to everyone. We want the gallery space to be welcoming,

    warm and inviting, whilst showing art that is inspiring, joyous and makes your heart sing, without compromise.

    We welcome collectors new or established.

    We work hard to promote our established artists whilst championing new and emerging talent, showcasing our diverse stable of artists, through an extensive curated exhibition programme of contemporary art and art fairs.


    Our strong set of values guide and inspire us - inclusivity, accessibility, welcoming, passionate and above all very proud of who we show and what we are.

    We are a commercial gallery, this helps give us the means to support our wide range of artists, whether by exhibiting in our general spaces, by giving them the opportunity to be a part of group exhibitions, solo shows and Art Fairs, whether that be in Oxfordshire, London and beyond. We regularly hold curated open calls and welcome local artists to 'pop-up' in our space, we believe in maximising our spaces to allow as many artists to have a platform and to be a part of our gallery, without compromising quality.


    We are very passionate about what we 'do' and look forward to welcoming you to our amazing space.