Aidan Meller gallery
Aidan Meller gallery offers private collectors access to the best examples of original work by the world’s masters across almost 1,000 years of art history, from Reynolds to Picasso.
The gallery, exceptional outside London for the quality of work exhibited, is located in the heart of Oxford’s city centre.
Amongst the most popular exhibitions launched in 2016 were The Bloomsbury Set, Calder and Miro, School of Paris, and Old Masters. Other shows featured work from artists including John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.
These exhibitions represent an important milestone in the 20 year old gallery’s history, as Aidan Meller began its evolution towards specialisation exclusively in unique and rare works from internationally acclaimed artists.
Drawing on 20 years as director of the gallery, Aidan Meller offers expert art consultancy services in addition to an exciting programme of events and monthly exhibitions.
‘Spotlight Talks’ at the gallery, and appointments at the director’s private home provide clients with a unique opportunity to receive one-to-one advice from the director. Located just 30 minutes outside the city centre in the rolling hills of the Oxfordshire’s countryside, Meller’s Elizabethan manor, a treasure trove of historical and artistic merit, is the perfect setting for viewing ancient and modern masters alike.
Whether the client wants to discuss starting a collection, sourcing something specific, or talking through art as an investment, catering for the interests of the individual collector is the guiding principle of this service.
For select clients wishing to develop their knowledge of art history as they sow the seeds of a private collection, the gallery also offers tours of the Ashmolean collection, or famous local art-historical landmarks such as the Pre-Raphaelite murals at the Union.
In addition to private appointments, Aidan Meller gallery regularly holds large scale Private Views and events, to illustrate and illuminate an exhibition, or to introduce a particular department with a guest speaker.
Private Views at the gallery offer clients the opportunity to develop their knowledge, or to discuss building an art portfolio over a glass of prosecco.
The gallery’s programme of events is engineered not only to benefit individual clients but also to contribute to the artistic life of the local community in Oxford, and to bring important artwork to a wider public.
Recently, Meller has presented art history talks at local primary and secondary schools, bringing original artworks by famous artists to inspire students to get involved in art. This year, the gallery held an exhibition exclusively for the work of selected Oxford High School students, awarding prizes for the most outstanding work.
Aidan Meller gallery, located on Turl Street, a few paces away from the Bodleian Library, is open to all seven days a week. For clients who live further afield, the gallery email newsletter and blog at aidanmeller.com provide a virtual resource to keep up to date with the gallery and to discover more about the works on show.