West End House Gallery

West End House Gallery Run by Karen Papworth and Patricia Hawkins - aka Spike and the esteemed Pia Carti

Contemporary art gallery in the beautiful village of Smarden showing a wide range of original artwork by many different artists and makers.

Thrilled to have these gorgeous pieces by Sarah Saunders at the gallery. We love them, hope you will too. Happy Easter x
31/03/2024

Thrilled to have these gorgeous pieces by Sarah Saunders at the gallery. We love them, hope you will too. Happy Easter x

If you are still looking for that special gift, please do pop in. We are open every day up to and including Christmas Ev...
18/12/2023

If you are still looking for that special gift, please do pop in. We are open every day up to and including Christmas Eve, 10am to 4pm x

So pleased to report that our sprouts have found forever homes…nothing was wasted !What a wonderful event Smarden Christ...
11/12/2023

So pleased to report that our sprouts have found forever homes…nothing was wasted !
What a wonderful event Smarden Christmas Tree Festival 8th - 10th December 2023
Thank you for all your votes and such kind remarks ###

01/11/2023

2nd November: if the weather is as bad as predicted, we might not make it in. Please do call before coming to the gallery. 01233 770261. Thank you x

We are very lucky to have a wealth of talent on our doorstep. So we are delighted to be hosting a new exhibition called ...
17/10/2023

We are very lucky to have a wealth of talent on our doorstep. So we are delighted to be hosting a new exhibition called ‘Home Grown’ that will showcase artists who live and work in close proximity to our gallery in Smarden.

You are invited to join us for a viewing and drinks on Friday 27th October, 6.30-8.30pm.

Show then continues until 17th November. We look forward to welcoming you.

As part of the nationwide fundraising initiative, we are delighted to be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the galle...
25/09/2023

As part of the nationwide fundraising initiative, we are delighted to be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the gallery this coming Friday 29th September. Please join us from 10.30am. If you are able to bring a cake, or some dough, we would be extremely grateful.
Last time we raised a whopping £900, so let's see if we can top that this year. Thank you x

A few pics from our pop up gallery at One Gatefield in Faversham. We are having the best time and are very grateful to e...
20/06/2023

A few pics from our pop up gallery at One Gatefield in Faversham. We are having the best time and are very grateful to everyone who has visited us so far. We are here until Friday 30th June so if you are passing, please do pop in to say hello (or goodbye 😢) is right next door… nice buns. K&P x

Our featured artist in Smarden all through June is Beverley Johnson. Bev lives and works in Aylesford and has a degree i...
09/06/2023

Our featured artist in Smarden all through June is Beverley Johnson. Bev lives and works in Aylesford and has a degree in Art History. A linocutting course and the acquisition of an original 1860 Albion printing press proved to be turning points from which her printmaking practice has developed and flourished. She has done several workshops with renowned artist Hugh Ribbans who said to us “Bev doesn’t need anything more from me, she’s a natural.”
Her prints are often based in nature and have a graphic, Japanese inspired feel to them. The work is so striking and looks just fantastic en masse.

Ooh just look at our posh new a-board. For our June pop up at One Gatefield in Faversham which opens tomorrow the 1st. W...
31/05/2023

Ooh just look at our posh new a-board. For our June pop up at One Gatefield in Faversham which opens tomorrow the 1st.
We really have made the space our own and are so excited to be sharing our artists’ work with a new audience. Gatefield Lane ME13 8NX, if you are in the area please do pop in, it’ll be lovely to see you. Our gorgeous gallery in Smarden will remain open as usual x

It's International Women's Day. We're women, believe it or not, running a small business in tricky times. Proud of us an...
08/03/2023

It's International Women's Day. We're women, believe it or not, running a small business in tricky times. Proud of us and proud of the gorgeous gallery we've created over 12 years.
Cheers ladies (and lads) ❤️

Back in the gallery after our January break…..so cold today the ice didn’t melt..looking forward to Spring with beautifu...
19/01/2023

Back in the gallery after our January break…..so cold today the ice didn’t melt..looking forward to Spring with beautiful ceramics by Jane Richardson and Wendy Love Hinds…….tulips from Sainsbury’s ! Xx

12/12/2022

You know we said we'd be open every day? Well we've fallen at the first hurdle because of the weather! We both live in the sticks and neither of us are great at driving on icy lanes, so we'll be staying put today. If you see a queue forming at the gallery door, can you please ask them all to come back tomorrow... 😉 xx

⭐️ We are now open every day 10am-5pm. Christmas Eve 10am-3pm ⭐️ x
08/12/2022

⭐️ We are now open every day 10am-5pm. Christmas Eve 10am-3pm ⭐️ x

We hope you might be able to pop in this Friday. 10.30am 'til fizz o'clock xx
26/09/2022

We hope you might be able to pop in this Friday. 10.30am 'til fizz o'clock xx

All set up and ready for the PV of Autumn Leaves tonight 🍁 We’d love you to join us for a glass of fizz, so don your gal...
23/09/2022

All set up and ready for the PV of Autumn Leaves tonight 🍁 We’d love you to join us for a glass of fizz, so don your galoshes and head to Smarden 6-8pm x

12/09/2022
We’re so chuffed to be in the Muddy Stilettos finals again. If you would like to vote for us, please follow this link… k...
14/06/2022

We’re so chuffed to be in the Muddy Stilettos finals again. If you would like to vote for us, please follow this link… kent.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote
Voting closes tomorrow (Weds) at 5pm 😉
Thank you all for your support and extra special thanks to for championing small businesses like ours xx

We have just found out that we are straight through to the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 in the Best Art Spa...
08/06/2022

We have just found out that we are straight through to the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 in the Best Art Space category. It's all come around very quickly and to be honest, we are still flushed with success from our win last year! If you would like to take the time to vote for us once again, please click on this link... https://kent.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/
Thank you so much.
Karen & Patricia x

Today in the gallery… red, white and blue 🇬🇧Wishing you all a very happy Jubilee weekend x
04/06/2022

Today in the gallery… red, white and blue 🇬🇧
Wishing you all a very happy Jubilee weekend x

As some of you may know, we are taking part in the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead from 4th to 8th May.  This is in additi...
19/04/2022

As some of you may know, we are taking part in the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead from 4th to 8th May. This is in addition to the Battersea fair in October and is a new and exciting adventure for us. We have a number of complimentary tickets available, so if you would like to come along, please don't hesitate to get in touch. It would be lovely to see you.
As a result of the fair, the gallery will be closed that week (5th to 8th.) Apologies for any inconvenience, especially to all the dogs in the village who will miss their Bonios.
Karen & Patricia x

Today's something nice in the gallery is... Blue and Yellow by Libbi Gooch. Oil on board, 80cmx80cm, £1950. When we sell...
19/03/2022

Today's something nice in the gallery is... Blue and Yellow by Libbi Gooch. Oil on board, 80cmx80cm, £1950. When we sell this lovely optimistic painting, Libbi and West End House will donate half the proceeds to the DEC for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The government will match it pound for pound. 🙏💙💛

17/03/2022

Thursday 17th March... due to unforeseen circumstances, the gallery is closed today. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, K&P x

18/02/2022

Friday 18th… the gallery will be closed today (little bit breezy out there 😳) Apologies for any inconvenience.

❤️ From the gallery, with love ❤️
10/02/2022

❤️ From the gallery, with love ❤️

01/02/2022

Ohh the sun is shining…we have done with January and our thoughts turn to love…..apparently it’s Valentine’s Day soon, we love a bit of romance ###
These might help to get you and your loved one into that special place….who doesn’t love a mole with a heart…obviously other creatures are available ###xx

The gallery is open again and it's lovely to be back. We look forward to welcoming you soon x
22/01/2022

The gallery is open again and it's lovely to be back. We look forward to welcoming you soon x

10/01/2022

We are currently taking a wee break and the gallery will reopen on Thursday 20th January. We look forward to seeing you then, happy New Year x

A huge heartfelt thank you to all our friends, artists and customers for your support this year. We wish you all a super...
24/12/2021

A huge heartfelt thank you to all our friends, artists and customers for your support this year. We wish you all a super happy Christmas and send love and best wishes for a brighter, healthier 2022. Spike & Pia xx

Always wonderful xx
16/12/2021

Always wonderful xx

Christmas at the gallery... silver and gold ✨
16/12/2021

Christmas at the gallery... silver and gold ✨

Address

Water Lane
Ashford
TN278QB

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

+441233770261

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