108 Fine Art was established by Andrew & Gillian Stewart in 1997 to develop partnerships with artists working in all areas of the visual arts.
Today the gallery is run as a family business in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and remains dedicated to the founders philosophy. We represent and promote artists through our exhibitions, as well as at National Art Fairs, museums, public art galleries, and through the design and publication of artists books. We are proud to introduce new artists work to the public, and develop relationships with those interested in the visual arts.
108 Fine Art is the centre for The Joash Woodrow Archive, and we welcome enquiries and visitors who would like learn more about the artists work.
In addition to our exhibition programme, we offer a diverse collection of works of art by many celebrated 20th and 21st century British and International artists.
16 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NA T: 01423 709108 M: +44 (0) 7798 908857
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm or by prior arrangement
Gillian – Managing Director
Gillian originally trained in woven textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, gaining first class honours and a travelling scholarship, before receiving a distinction for her post graduate studies in Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art. She worked as a successful textile and mosaic artist, and was employed for many years as a textile and footwear designer for a leading UK designer and manufacturing company.
Before launching 108 Fine art in 1997, Gillian lectured at multiple establishments around Scotland & the North East. Since then, she worked with Andrew to build one of the best independant art galleries in the North.
Scarlett – Creative Director
Warm and articulate, with a gift for understanding people’s needs, Scarlett guides the gallery’s collaborative attitude between artists and collectors, working with the historical expertise established by her parents. Continuously approaching things through a modern mindset, she successfully curates 108 creative social content. Her background in fashion at the renowned Leeds College of Art and natural entrepreneurship influences creativity, underlined by an eye for detail which applies as much to artworks as it does to operations.
India – Creative Director
Communicative and passionate, India also grew up around the gallery and draws inspiration from the exhibitions that both Gillian and Andrew ambitiously committed to. With a background in animation at the Royal College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, she has a dynamic approach in aligning what artists have to say, and to how collectors combine works.
Sarah – Painting Restorer
Sarah initially trained in Typography and Graphic Design at London College of Printing before completing a Master of Arts – Conservation of Fine Art – University of Northumbria.
Initially working for the North West Museum Service in Lancashire, Sarah has for the past 15 years worked with 108 Fine Art as a freelance conservator.
Since 2015 Sarah has run a successful independent business, creating and organising watercolour workshops in Harrogate. As a talented artist, her own works are in high demand and she exhibits regionally.
Andrew Stewart – Founding Director
Andrew (1960 – 2022) was the principle founder of 108 Fine Art having dedicated over 40 years experience in the field of fine art.
Andrew initially trained in drawing and painting, with post graduate studies in the conservation of easel paintings. Early in his career he was fortunate to have been granted several prestigious awards, including the National Gallery Conservation Bursary and the Winston Churchill Fellowship. He was a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation.
Initially working as an artist, he was later employed as a museum based paintings conservator and then as curator of art, before being appointed as the head of the picture department at Bonhams Auctioneers, North East. Since 2003 he concentrated on his passion for working with artists, as well as developing his interests in artists materials and techniques, and the conservation of paintings. He has left a strong establishment for his family to develop creatively, ensuring the gallery continues for many years to come.