The Throatlake Gallery was conceived as a result of a longstanding love of fine art, passed down through family generations, and a desire to pass this passion on to others through making good quality art available as simply as possible at affordable prices. Originally the brainchild of Alfie Ledlie, who began by displayed his own significant art collection, the Gallery is now owned and operated by Alan Ledlie along with his Wife, Joanne, and Sister in Law, Hilary.
After 10 years in the original gallery in Creeslough, Throatlake moved their family business to an iconic building in Portnablagh overlooking the Harbour around 2 years ago. Over 100 years old, this was originally the local Boarding House and then the local Post Office and General Store before falling into disrepair around 20 years ago. Throatlake are delighted to have been able to re-generate the building into a bright and generous space incorporating our new Gallery, our new Café and Bistro (Buttermilk Art Café) and a luxury Holiday Apartment.
The Gallery is aimed at providing a wide range of quality art at affordable prices with something to suit everyone’s taste. Whilst the best work of a core group of top quality established artists is always on display, Throatlake also endeavour to provide a platform for emerging and established local artists to showcase their work and bring it to a wider audience. Throatlake aim to offer a high quality and friendly service which reflects how they themselves would expect to be treated when making a significant purchase, such as a piece of quality fine art, and sincerely hope this has been achieved.
Throatlake firmly believe that art should be purchased not just in the hope of it appreciating in value, although of course it is a fine investment, but also because the chosen piece can be appreciated as a thing of beauty and an acquisition which can be admired for many years to come by someone who appreciates it. This is how all of the pieces on display in the Gallery are originally sourced and Alan, Joanne and Hilary endeavour to ensure that each artist featured has at least one piece of work in their own private collections simply because they love their work and enjoy admiring it daily in their homes. The aim of course is to ensure that you can too.