Brett Gallery is situated in the pretty Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh. It is part of Bridge Farm Barns, a collection of several unique and independent retail businesses offering the customer an unparalleled selection of distinctive products and good service. The outlets include a tea room, gift shop, vintage collectables, vintage fashion, quilting and felting as well as a garden nursery. It all began life as the family concern of “ Corncraft” in 1970.
One of the founders, Win Gage, opened Brett Gallery in 2015 with the aim of promoting the work of locally based artists and crafts people. There are some 40 regular East Anglian Exhibitors displaying a range of work covering original fine art and prints, pottery, jewellery, glass, photography and wood.
Win had decided to retire at the end of March 2020 and this now well-established centre was to have been taken on by husband and wife team, Suzanne Perry and John Reading who were intending to continue to source works that fit into this bracket. Along came the pandemic when the Gallery had to close on 19th March..................
Brett Gallery after Lockdown
Following the deferral of the sale of the Gallery immediately after lockdown, the initial trial of opening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June proved more successful than anticipated leading to the Gallery being open every day in August, alongside Corncraft Tea Room, which was taking advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out Government promotion. September opening hours are now Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.00 to 16.00.
We are delighted to announce that John and Sue will now be taking over the Gallery from 5th October 2020. Meanwhile preparations are in hand for the takeover, with the two of them already workingTuesdays and Fridays, either in the Gallery or behind the scenes. New artists are being introduced together with extended opening hours. In 2021, it is intended to expand the Exhibiting area.
A visit to the calm atmosphere of Brett Gallery within the Bridge Farm Barns rural complex has always been an unequalled retail experience – one which we hope you will thoroughly enjoy again and will lead you to come back to re-visit us. There is also has free parking, and good disabled facilities.