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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Well Swanage is in full summer holiday mode with carnival and regattas taking place almost weekly.

During August we have a week of fun, games and fundraising for the RNLI which play an important role in the lives of those living and visiting Purbeck.

In our main window we've gone all beach-y and seaside-y with a selection of prints from local girl Sasha Harding and inside the gallery some wonderful new originals which we are loving!

One of a family of five sisters and a brother, Sasha was brought up in and around Swanage.

Painting with a limited palette of colours allows Sasha to concentrate on her interest in form, which, clearly seen in her still life painting, is carried through in her depiction of coastal scenes. In these she explores the gentle tones of a beach seen under a cloudy sky. or in the reflective langour of a summer day. Her observations become more sharply drawn in bright sunlight, with clear colours and crisp accents. Sasha's sense of the absurd sparkles irrepressibly through her work but the lasting impression is one of great affection for her subject.

Sasha is now considered to be one of the up-and-coming young artists of the day