First-View is the brain child of Jane Parfitt. Originally known as “First-View Exhibitions” is was a peripatetic selling exhibition spending a couple weeks at various visitor attractions around the South West.
At the time Jane worked for the National Trust at Stourhead
and in 2002 heard there was some space becoming available in the Spread Eagle
Courtyard and proposed to the ‘Trust that she would renovate the space and open
an Art Gallery. Initially the Gallery
comprised 2 separate areas either side of the Archway. By 2020 the gallery has
been enlarged into a single space which is much easier to manage and is visited by tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Over the years First-View has gone from strength to strength and offers a selling outlet for 100s of local artists. If you are an artist, of any discipline, and would be interested in selling through us please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.If you are a potential or actual customer we would also be grateful for your feedback and comments