The Drugstore Gallery is proud to announce that we are publishing Barry Cawston's book




and it will be in bookshops & art stores for Christmas.


The book juxtaposes photographs from Banksy's Dismaland with images taken on the streets of Weston-super-Mare blurring the line between the two and between art and reality. It is colourful, dynamic and edgy and seems to be more prescient everyday.


Signed copies of the book and other 'rewards' can be purchased in advance

 through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter at


Live from Mon 15th Aug - 12th Sept




Art Fairs


AAF Battersea  9 -13th March 2016


Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park

London, SW11 4NJ

Wednesday 9 March

Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 10 March 11.00am – 5.30pm

Thursday Late View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 11 March 11.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 12 March 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 13 March  10.00am – 6.00pm


AAF Hampstead  16 – 19 June 2016


Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road,

Hampstead London, NW3 1TH

Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 16 June, 2015 11.00am – 5.30pm

Thursday Late View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 17 June,  11.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 18 June, 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 19 June, 11.00am – 6.00pm

For tickets to either of the events please email the Gallery using the contact form located at the bottom of the website, letting us know which event and the preferred day you would like to attend.

 The Gallery began life in a C15th Tudor Townhouse in Axbridge, Somerset which was known to the locals as 'The Old Drugstore', having been the village pharmacy from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950's.


 Primarily exhibiting the work of artists that use the medium of photography the Gallery was set up by artists Barry Cawston and Soraya Schofield to showcase their art work, and now also exhibits the work of other contemporary artists at both National  and International Art Fairs.


 In June of 2013 the Gallery relocated to Mendip House on the outskirts of Axbridge, where a new print studio operates as a 'show room by appointment' while extensive renovation is undertaken on the house that Soraya grew up in (and which is the location of both her double image pieces and upcoming arboretum series).




Barry Cawston

Barry Cawston's photography is cinematic in approach and, coupled with a strong sense of composition often has a painterly quality. He works mainly on a large format camera and learnt much of his craft in the darkroom. His work has been increasingly recognised within a fine art context and he has won several prestigious awards including the South West Art Award in 2010 and was an invited artist at the RWA's Photographic Open 2011.


In 2014 Cawston had solo shows in France, Russia, Sweden and Belgium, and will be exhibiting in New York and Toronto. He was also one of winners of the T.I.N.A international art prize 2015 which culminates in a solo show in Barcelona at Villa Del Arte Gallery.

Benjamin Buckley

Benjamin’s work is focused on the construction of imaginary worlds, describing his paintings as 'projective drawings' or as "embedded daydreams". He builds these fantasies in his mind, then using a graphics tablet he makes them reality and then outputs them in one single edition as photographic prints. Benjamin explains, ‘I try and create my worlds to leap out and grab the attention of the viewers, but most importantly I try to sustain that draw for a duration.. to get the viewer to come closer and engage themselves in the detail of the paintings and the atmosphere created by the imaginary environment’. Buckley is currently producing two large scale bespoke pieces one for a luxury liner in Asia and another to be hung in Silicon Valley.

Lily Urbanska

Lily's Urbanska's work is highly refined and sensous in feel. Born in Penarth, South Wales, she has printmaking in her blood and produces exquisite small edition screen prints. In 2013 she was awarded the Socrates Erasmus Programme and Travel Grant – The Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson has a very original approach to the photographic medium, declining to use photoshop and adobe illustrator, his style relies on traditional montage techniques. Cut & Paste in the true sense...His images create juxtapositions and can take the form of visual puns. Existing images are transformed from the commonplace to show a surreal and often dark world.

Soraya Schofield

Soraya works with a number of printmaking techniques, inter-weaving her ideas between photography, screen-printing & Lithography skills.  Experimenting both with traditional photographic techniques and computer manipulation, Soraya has created photographic images which derive from childhood memories and stories. The playful compositions of her screenprint's and Lithographs concentrate on form & colour pulled from her photographic landscapes.

David Kiely

These recent paintings display a contrast in both subject matter and approach to image making. There is a simplicity in the subjects, reflective of a solitary moment. Images alluding to wild nature but with calming engaging colours. They reference both floral ecological studies and far eastern print making... and on occasions drift into the realm of abstraction. Both when painting with  watercolour or oils his paintings have a raw empathy and vibrance.


Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is dynamic in her approach to her art and though all her work stems from the heart and a strong imagination, diversity is the result. Dancing wolves, confused rabbit suited men, a mournful frog prince, and a flock of bird babies are among the personalities that fill Kate’s unique and rather odd universe. These strange but enchanting figurative sculptures and works on paper are based on her reinterpretations of the stories, games and characters first encountered in the playroom.


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The Drugstore Gallery, Mendip House, Hillside, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AN

Tel 00 44 (0) 1934 732588  Mob 00 44 (0)7980 923676