Supporting British artists, makers and designers

The Mulberry Tree has been a fixture on Swanage High Street for many years and we're one of the south coast's most popular independent galleries with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. 

At the heart of why we do what we do is that we believe passionately in supporting British artists, makers and designers and in particular those that have a connection with our wonderful county of Dorset. It's a wonderful privilege to be part of their lives and to help them find new audiences for their work and support them in building a sustainable career as an artist and maker. We're lucky to have forged close ties with some of the most talented artists and crafts folk working today in Britain. We're also firm believers in giving, you our lovely customers, fresh inspiration for your homes - it's all about "making your home more beautiful"

We have an in-house framing service run by co-owner Steve who has been a framer for over 25 years, in fact since he left school at 17. We're very proud of our framing reputation and experience and all our frames are made to order. 

Come and visit us or browse our collection online for original paintings, limited edition prints, hand-crafted ceramics,  contemporary craft, custom-made jewellery, lifestyle and homeware products, and our legendary greetings card ranges.

Our tastes are as unique as the individuals we serve so you're bound to find that perfect gift for someone special, be it yourself or a loved one.

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This month sees the artist Oliver Pyle take centre stage in our main window with a stunning collection of limited edition prints and originals of Purbeck and the wider coastline and countryside of Dorset.

Olly's love of Purbeck shines through his work and he often provides detailed descriptions of how what inspired him on that day to paint that picture view - this all adds to the magic of the piece.

Olly paints in water-colours and says "The British landscape is unique - there is so much diversity that can be found on such a relatively small island; be it the wind-swept spaces of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, or the dramatic, jagged coastline in the West Country. I understand the frustrations that the British weather confers but as an artist it creates endless opportunities, with the changing light always adding a fresh perspective to each scene." 

Alongside Olly we have the lovely oyster catcher ceramics from potter Rosemary Jacks who lives just over the Dorset border in east Devon.  Her work is functional and solid and will make a great addition to your mugs, bowls and jugs collection.

Those fabulous new baskets and bags are the go to and on trend item and can be purchased in the gallery and also on line and let's face it who doesn't LOVE a good pom pom bag!