Galloper Sands


Contemporary Fine Art & Crafts


Galloper Sands is a new online contemporary art gallery for The Alde Valley Spring Festival Ltd. The latter manages a portfolio of seasonal solo and group art exhibitions in the UK. It also operates a residency programme across the fine arts, food, writing, music and heritage crafts.

The online Gallery presents work for sale by two represented fine artists and two makers. It also handles selected editions and series by other guest artists. For more information about artists' works, including current stock, catalogues, images and prices please contact :

Represented Artists

ROGER HARDY ~ Sculpture, Constructions & Paintings

Above [clockwise from top left] : River Alde Father & Child, 2018; Watchwoman, 2018; Boat People, 2018 [limited edition bronze].

Many of Roger Hardy’s latest sculptures and constructions are made with materials gathered from the mudflats and boatyards of the East Anglian coast in the United Kingdom. It is a landscape that has witnessed the almost endless movement of people - from the Celts and Anglo-Saxons to Vikings in the early centuries AD to Normans and, in more recent periods, the emigration of early settlers from East Anglia to New England in the United States.

“I like to work with the timeless quality of the sculptures. They could have been carved in the Middle Ages by a long lost ancestors or pilgrims. I like them to take on a totemistic resonance. They seem to have a soul/life becoming an icon of humanity. This aspect fascinates me.
As individuals we have a great desire to project our own humanity and emotions onto the most primitive human form.”

Roger Hardy 2017

Roger Hardy’s work is widely collected in the UK and is beginning to gain an international following.

Current Stock & Exhibitions

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CRAIG HUDSON ~ Sculpture

Tin Man, 2017. Bronze and aerosol paint, edition of 6.

After two recent projects exploring large-scale figurative work [Tourist in 2015/16 and To the Moon & Back in 2016/17], Craig Hudson’s latest body of work Fantasy Land returns to one of his strongest and most exciting themes: the creative clash generated by the collision of classical bronze casting practices with the vibrancy of modern synthetic pigments – often applied with aerosols. Trained at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich, he has brought is own urban take to the tradition of bronze casting. The most recent pieces in Fantasy Land are some of the most visually striking examples of bronze sculpture in the UK today.

“Bronze is universal and durable (Giacometti told Jean Genet he thought of burying a sculpture, ‘not .. so as to be discovered, or if it is to be discovered then much later when he himself and even the very memory of his name has been lost’). I try again to meet the gaze of The Tourist and I imagine a tourist of the next millennia doing the same, somewhere. I wonder what they see.”

Jonathan P Watts – excerpt from ‘Craig Hudson : How to be Human’, his Foreword for the Catalogue of ‘Craig Hudson – New & Recent Works’, 2015. Tourist was exhibited in 2015 in Suffolk and in 2016 in London.

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Represented Series

FREDDY MORRIS ~ Tangle Series & Variations

Within his broader practice, Freddy Morris has developed a technique of making unique sculptures in bronze from re-shaped twigs and branches collected from the countryside in the UK. Smaller works have the quality of sketches in bronze. But as the scale of his work grows, the largest pieces gain the quieter and grander impact of land art, prompting thoughts about space and materials in the natural landscape.

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ALICE-ANDREA EWING ~ The Great Glemham Series

The Great Glemham Series is one part of Alice-Andrea Ewing’s wider practice as an artist. It has developed from a residency project at White House Farm and Great Glemham House gardens in 2014/15. The series explores some of the more unusual plants and vegetables grown in a walled kitchen garden that has been continuously used since the early nineteenth century. The artist collects carefully chosen fruits, roots and other vegetables each summer and early autumn for casting. The resulting bronzes are available for sale – commissions can also be undertaken.

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Represented Makers

TOBIAS FORD ~ Knifemaker

Tobias Ford is a self-trained knifemaker. He uses old sawmill blades, vehicle springs and salvaged metal to forge the blades. The handles are crafted from recycled tropical hardwoods and a range of native British hardwoods, including cherry, burred elm, spalted beech and horse chestnut, oak, maple and boxwood. The knives are all made by hand for use on foraging trips and in the kitchen.

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Our bowls are all made by hand in Suffolk, UK. We use locally sourced horse chestnut, brown oak, burr oak, spalted beech and maple. They are designed as fruit bowls or for holding table-top supplies of salt, spices, dried herbs and other seasoning.

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Jason Gathorne-Hardy [Director]