The Archive Gallery


The Heaton Cooper Studio has built an acclaimed reputation for staging a top-class in-house exhibition programme. 

The Heaton Cooper family have created a world leading artistic space known as the Archive Gallery, located in the heart of Grasmere, in the English Lake District, a space devoted to mountain art. The Archive Gallery has exhibited innovative contemporary works by artists such as Tessa Lyons, stunning mountain photography by Henry Iddon, environmental photography by Ashley Cooper, illuminating sculpture by Ophelia Gordon Bell and high fashion by artist and designer Linda Ryle alongside works by the UK’s leading contemporary mountain artist Julian Cooper.

The team continue to develop a varied programme of exhibitions themed specifically around mountain art, curating a programme based on the key themes of mountains, nature and humankind’s connection to and immersion in the landscapes in which we live. The world’s diverse mountain scenery, moulded over many millions of years by the forces of nature forms the basis of a compelling tale that has inspired and captivated for millennia. A tale that has captivated the Heaton Cooper family for four generations and has inspired them to capture the embodiment of the world’s most iconic mountain landscapes from the Himalaya, Norwegian Fjords to the Lake District Fells, their spiritual and physical home.



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