South Gate Gallery

Andrew and Gill Birnie would be delighted to welcome you to South Gate Gallery which is situated next to the White Hart Hotel in South Street and is only a short walk from Exeter Cathedral. South Gate is an independent family-run art gallery and picture framers offering a wide selection of affordable original, limited and open edition art, both framed and unframed.

You are very welcome to call in and browse our gallery at 64 South Street where we have a variety of artwork on display. Whilst we have over 150 pictures and sculptures in the gallery we have many more displayed on this website. Please let us know by phone or email if you wish to view any artwork shown on website and we will arrange for it to be transported to the gallery for viewing.

Our bespoke framing service employs traditional methods and skills using the finest equipment and materials available today. All framing is undertaken in-house to the Fine Art Trade Guild standards. We specialise in high-quality conservation framing.


Andrew Johnson
event image We are currently profiling talented local artist, Andrew Johnson. Andrew is inspired by the beauty of our local landscapes and coastline and can often be seen painting en plein air which provides an immediacy to his art. He produces both watercolour and oil paintings several of which are on display in the gallery and available to view on our website – select Andrew Johnson under “Browse by Artist”

Andrew is also a keen architecture artist and has produced several pictures of Exeter Cathedral and its environs. This example of his work depicts the Royal Clarence Hotel on the Cathedral green, prior to the tragic fire earlier this year.