Our buyers have sourced some of the most beautiful, original gifts for our shop. Come and browse the exciting range of items including art-related cards, handcrafted jewellery that have been ‘reworked’ from vintage trinkets into lovely things, unusual ceramics from delicate ornamented porcelain to larger silk-screen printed dishes and sculptures made by glass artists with an international reputation. Not only is our shop unique because it is housed within a stunning contemporary gallery, but it also showcases handcrafted works from local and South East designer-makers, who are dedicated to providing the most eye catching and original pieces for you to purchase. The shop also stocks a range of quirky design-led items, including jewellery, pens, notepads and children’s craft kits.
So, if you are looking for a present which is personal, unique and hand-crafted or just a bit quirky, come and take a look at what’s on offer.
Gift Vouchers for The Lightbox Gift Shop are now available to purchase. Available in denominations of £10 and £20, they are the ideal solution for when you can’t quite decide what to buy someone, giving them the opportunity to come and choose that perfect gift for themselves.
The shop also stocks works by artists that feature in the 'Taste of Art' displays on show in our Café. All works on display are available to purchase from the Gift Shop, where there is also a large selection of unframed work by the artists. Featured artists change regularly, providing an exciting range of techniques and styles.
In our Café you will also find artwork on display which is available to purchase, either framed or un-framed. Again, these featured artists are local or from the South East and are eager to showcase their work in such an iconic space. The display changes regularly so make sure you keep up-to-date with details of our latest artist.
The current 'Taste of Art' exhibition is:
Ruth Green is a screenprinter based in Birmingham. Her brightly coloured compositions are inspired by mid-century design, and by the animals and plants of the British countryside. High quality paper is used to make prints in small, collectable editions. Each one is hand signed, and numbered. Ruth's work has been published as a range of greetings cards by Cardmix.
The prints have appeared in 'Elle Decoration' and the design book,' Print and Pattern 2'. In 2011, Tate Publishing produced Ruth's first book for children, 'Noisy Neighbours'. She is currently working on her second book, 'Stanley's Plan' with Tate, due for release in 2015.
Image: Buttercups (c) Ruth Green