Many of you will be familiar with Space Gallery St Barth and always make a point to visit and pick something up when on island. And this year should be no different as the gallery celebrates an important milestone... ten years since it first opened the shutters of its beautiful boutique gallery nestled in the heart of the Carré D’Or, Gustavia.
This beautiful little space packs a punch, and over the last decade has brought a whole host of fascinating artists through its program of painting and photography for islanders and visitors alike to enjoy. Having just completed a full renovation of the gallery, this season it is ready to welcome you back better than ever before with a new lounge area and expanded space spreading into the real estate office behind it.
Considered the primary and longest established gallery on island, it also has a second location in Soho, New York and has been synonymous for presenting new emerging international talent as well as bringing in many art world heavy weights too – with names such as Patrick Demarchelier, Marco Glaviano, Hunt Slonem and Giuseppe Veneziano on its line-up.
Many know the galleries co-founder and Director Natalie Clifford who can often be found at the gallery with her sidekick – a cavalier King Charles by the name of George - but did you know some of these facts about the gallery? In the last ten years Space has curated over 79 exhibitions in over 10 countries, spread over 4 continents. They have also been invited to curate museum shows as well as participate in the prestigious Venice Biennale.
Not only has the gallery worked hard on its artistic mission, but few people know how many charitable causes the gallery supports on island and internationally raising hundreds of thousands in the last decade.
Coming up on this year’s program are a host of new names to add to your list of hot new artists to follow and collect, as always the celebration of some gallery favorites and you can be sure there’ll be a host of sleek events and beautifully curated exhibitions and artwork to get your hands on. A visit to the gallery is a must on island and with their line up ahead of the curve, you may or should end up leaving with something beautiful that you discover to add to your wall back home. Check out their insta feed @spacegallerystbarth for all the new releases and upcoming events or just generally to drool over something elegant you didn’t know you couldn’t live without.