A bit about us and what we do;
We work with some of the UK's leading contemporary artists alongside lesser known artists who we believe have the skill, determination, enquiry and aptitude to make successful and interesting work.
We are a team of four directed by Candida Stevens. Candida Stevens studied History of Art (BA) at University College London, Business Psychology (MSc) at University of Westminster and Art Finance and Collection Management with TIAS Business School. After 20 years of immersion in the visual arts, curating collections and directing small businesses, Candida set up independently as Candida Stevens Gallery in 2012 with the gallery in Chichester opening in 2014. Since that time she has established a reputation as a gallery of note in the UK, both for her ambitious curatorial themes and ability to attract important contemporary British artists to create and respond with new and vital work. She has curated over 20 shows, with major exhibitions including GOOD FIGURES (2015) in the Mall Galleries, London and the Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex, ICON (2016) and GOOD NATURE (2017).
“Candida participated in our Executive Masterclass programme on Art Finance and Collection Management and proved herself to be an extremely knowledgable and intelligent participant with that rare combination of also being delightfully charming and eloquent. She has a wonderful energy, drive, and passion for the work she is doing and a warmth and deep concern for the people she is working with”.
Professor Rachel Pownall, Art Finance at TIAS Business School and Art Business at Sotheby’s, London
“From my frst meeting with Candida, I was impressed with the drive, vision and pure passion which she brings to her curatorial style. It’s refreshing that someone with such business like effciency is so open to the creative possibilities that working closely with artists and collectors brings. This is carried out with energy, grace and great style. I have found her huge fun to work with …”
TRY ART OUT - our service designed to help customers identify and try out art that suits them.
We know that finding the right art can take time and that it is a very personal decision. It is important to feel confident of your choice, so we offer the chance to explore, experiment and try art you like in your home. Read about what we offer here.
As well as working with private collectors on beginning or developing an existing collection, we work with private and corporate clients on sourcing work for their homes or offices. When working with interior designers and developers we achieve our best results by visiting the space to assess the client's needs and style before developing a bespoke proposal. We are also able to curate a selection of work, according to a brief, for presentation within the gallery.
What we offer
- beautiful carefully curated
- contemporary British art
- in a relaxed setting
- through an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events
- exploring themes, ideas and observations
- on the practices of British artists.
All photography by Dan Stevens www.danstevens.co.uk
We offer a very relaxed, friendly but well informed service and welcome you to get in touch, however big or small your project.
We are able to advice on and arrange delivery and installation and advice on the hanging of a client's collection.