The Drang Gallery
The Drang Gallery is an independent centre for fine arts, first established in North Cornwall in 2011. Since then, this imaginative gallery has established itself as an important component of the art scene, in the South West of England and beyond. With three galleries in beautiful coastal locations, the Drang has established itself as a centre for contemporary fine art, with original and investment material by a range of international, national and local artists. With a focus on building a lasting relationship with its clients and artists, the Drang gallery creates a unique art experience, immersing you in an aura of the most creative, established and emerging art from around the world.
Founded by Justin Easton and based in a charming location on Padstow’s harbour-side, the Drang Gallery celebrates contemporary art in all its myriad forms, from original paintings and traditional prints, to studio glass through prize-winning bronze to the most cutting edge carbon fibre sculptures. From its humble beginnings, this family business has grown rapidly, hosting various exhibitions and guest appearances in its airy studio, as well as show-casing the works of artists as diverse as Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Dan Baldwin, Adam Binder and Ben Eine.
As might be expected, The Drang Gallery has also developed strong relationships with numerous up and coming artists, of whom Alastair Gibson is perhaps the most significant.
Inspired by his lengthy career in Formula One motor racing, Alastair has become the leading sculptor and exponent of carbon fibre art. His working partnership with The Drang Gallery extends back to the gallery’s launch party, when he displayed a three-metre long sculpture of a mako shark, entirely made from carbon fibre and components of Jenson Button’s 2008 F1 car, cleverly alluding to the design similarities between these ostensibly different objects. Alastair’s other works have ranged from skulls to sturgeons, piranha to manta-ray, with every piece supplied with a fully itemised specification sheet that details the heritage of each Formula 1 component utilised in its creation.
The Gallery has developed a ground-breaking reputation in Contemporary Art as witnessed by the fact that the Drang is the only gallery in the West Country, outside of those owned by the artists themselves, permitted to represent the likes of Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn. The Drang gallery strives to keep its displays stimulating, colourful and exciting, sympathetically blending the work of established international masters from Picasso to Dali, with national artists of great stature such as David Hockney and Sir Terry Frost, alongside up and coming stars such as Keith Haynes and Peter Brown.
Building on its personal relationships with British and International artists, together with notable dealers and publishers, the Drang Gallery developed its market further by opening its sister gallery in Salcombe in March 2013, followed this year by developing a further gallery space in Falmouth. In September 2013 The Drang was nominated by Cornwall Today Awards as a contender for The Best Art Gallery in the South West of England, and short-listed with four other galleries from the region including Tate St. Ives.
The Drang’s team of professional art consultants are always on hand to offer help and advice on every aspect of creating and expanding your art collection. We will happily visit your home, office or business to help you make the right decisions on issues of presentation, framing, mounting and hanging. This means you can have total peace of mind before and after you commit to your fine art purchase.
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Justin Easton – Director
Tel: +44 (0)1548 844004
Alexandria Savege – Gallery Manager