When are you open?

Our opening hours 10.00 – 6.00 weekdays and Saturday and 11.00 – 5.00 Sundays.

Can I make an appointment to come and see a work that is not on display?

Yes, of course. Only a proportion of the works we have are on display in the gallery, so if you would like to request a conversation, you can do so using the form below. 

How can I find out about any internships at the Aidan Meller Gallery?

We are frequently looking for interns to join our team. Please contact oxford@aidanmeller.com for further details regarding open positions.

Do you put artworks on hold?

Yes, we can put pieces on hold for you. We simply require a financial deposit which is fully refundable should you decide not to take it. To discuss further you can request a call from us below.  

What are the payment methods available?

We accept payment by bank transfer, cheque, credit, and debit.

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Are all the works original?

With 18 years as an art gallery, we pride ourselves on the quality of the work we sell. We buy from sources of established pedigree so that every artwork you buy from us comes with a certificate of authenticity. This means that you have the right to return your acquisition to us should it ever be proven to be inauthentic.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, of course. For further information please call +44 (0) 1865 250550 or email oxford@aidanmeller.com.

What type of artwork do you exhibit?

To learn more about our nine departments click here. We specialise in Modern, Contemporary, and Old Master.

Does the artwork come framed?

Yes, it comes with the frame that it is exhibited in. However, should you wish to specify a frame, we can help facilitate this process as we have a very talented framing company that we work with. 

How do I know whether this artwork is a good investment?

You can download our guide on investing in art below 

What is an etching?

Etching is a printmaking technique that uses strong chemicals to cut incised lines into a metal printing plate which then hold the applied ink and form the image.

Alongside engraving, it is the most important technique for old master prints and remains in use today.

What is an aquatint?

Aquatint is a printmaking technique that produces tonal effects by using acid to eat into the printing plate creating sunken areas which hold the ink.

Like etching,, aquatint is an engraving printmaking technique but is used to create tonal effects rather than lines, dusting an even layer of powdered resin over the surface of the plate. It is often used in combination with other intaglio techniques.

What is a linocut?

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut, in which a sheet of linoleum (soft and easy to cut) is used for a relief surface. Once the image has been drawn onto the lino surface the artist uses a variety of cutting tools to carve away those areas of the image that are to remain clear of colour and only show the white of the paper.

First used by the artist of Die Brücke, Linocut has become an established professional print medium in the contemporary art world.

What is a screenprint?

Screenprinting or serigraphy is a refined stencil process in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

Screenprinting was born as a commercial process and has been used by artists since the middle of the 20th century, becoming one of the favourite printing techniques of Pop Art.

What is a woodcut?

Woodcut is the process of printing from a block of wood, which is carved so that an image stands out in relief.

It is one of the oldest methods of making prints from a relief surface, having been used in Europe from the twelfth century and later became an ideal means for illustrating early printed books.

What is a drypoint?

Drypoint is a printmaking process in which a design is incised into a plate with a sharp, pointed needle-like metal or diamond point.

This technique has been often used in combination with other engraving processes especially by Old Master, who made use of touches of drypoint to strengthen the tonal effects of their etched plates.

What is a mezzotint?

Mezzotint is an engraving technique which allows the creation of prints with soft gradations of tone and rich and velvety blacks, by using subtle nuances of light and shade, rather than lines, to form the image.

Because of its remarkable capacity to convey texture, from the time of its invention the mezzotint has been primarily used to translate oil paintings into printed form.

What is a carborundum?

Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph printmaking technique in which the image is created by adding light passages to a dark field. The areas in the plate which are to print black are covered with a mixture of carborundum, an industrially produced substance that, when dry, retains ink just as in any other intaglio process.

It is a relatively new technique invented in the US during the 1930s that allowed artists to work on a large scale and to achieve tone, depth and texture.

What is an engraving?

Engraving is a printmaking technique that involves cutting grooves into a flat surface, such as silver, gold, steel, or glass. Metal printing plates can also be used, like copper, for creating images on paper.

This technique has long been used for artistic printmaking and mapmaking, as well as commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines.