When we completed renovating the old stone building that was once the grain hopper, dairy and hay barn on the farm, into the studio-gallery we had dreamt of for so long, we wondered what to call it. That is, until we considered the unusual fact that it has a stream that dives down underneath it to emerge out in front of it the other side!
This is a space to show extraordinary artworks by artists from around the world who keep exploring their practice,
and to enthuse art lovers and collectors in this area of already outstanding natural beauty!
Underneath the studio-gallery we have three double gallery-style* ensuite bedrooms for guests to stay.
*minimal aesthetic buffed concrete floors, white walls, pure linen, award-winning mattresses...
There are two super-king bedrooms - 'Bantham' and 'Yarmer', and
one European twin bedroom 'Butter Bay' named after three beautiful local beaches.
Deliciously close, is the feast paradise - Wild Artichokes, Ben Howard's award-winning best cafe 2023 - Outside, and there is also a cosy Devon pub just up the lane with open log fires and home cooking. Down the lane is the famous surf beach Bantham, and the coastal path that weaves along some gems of local sandy coves to walk, jog, swim and spot seals from. What are you waiting for?
Welcome to theundergroundstream, Kingsbridge, South Hams, South Devon, UK
The studio-gallery run by two artists for art, artists, and lovers of art
theundergroundstream launch 8th October 2023
8th October 2023 saw the launch of theundergroundstream gallery studio space with selected artworks by us - Christopher Cook and Susie David. Cook showed three graphite works from his multi-award-winning Golden Age sequence, and others responding to our recent trip to Taiwan, Japan and The Philippines. David showed works in collaboration with water: three tidal oil paintings; inked bubbles referencing sea air and human breath merged; and skimming stones winging their way to a bowl of the very water gathered from theundergroundstream itself - with the wish of things helping in their flight, such as a found damselfly wing, a horse fly wing and a kittiwake and a song bird's flight feather.