Did you know there’s a pop up gallery and artists studios in the heart of Exeter, Devon?
Lost & Found Art events began as an East Devon art trail in 2019, created by a small but vibrant artists community looking for ways to make neglected spaces more appealing and at the same time celebrate the work of local creatives.
The current incarnation of Lost & Found was founded by myself and Anna Fitzgerald, and made possible by Grenadier Estates, who kindly offered the ground floor of Paternoster House to Anna as a space to host a pop up gallery.
Paternoster House is a fabulous Victorian department store with the gorgeous original frontage visible above huge, plate glass windows. It’s currently awaiting an exciting redevelopment, and while it waits is home to our studio galleries.
From May 2019 – March 2020 I ran the gallery as a non profit with Anna as a silent partner, and we hosted some fabulous work, including an group show from SEW the society for embroidered works. From the beginning, our vision was to create a welcoming, unpretentious space where people could buy affordable work.
The pandemic lockdown gave us a chance to rethink the space, and when we re-opened on July 14th it was with a fresh new look and a new approach. We are now operating as a non profit cooperative, with our member artists working in the gallery where the public can pop by and see them creating.
You can find me working in inks or oils on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am -5pm and view the collection, which includes lots of affordable originals and prints. You might even like to take a selfie with our yellow fox window mural!
Discover more about Lost & Found art, and shop online at https://www.lostandfoundart.co.uk/