Who we are

Capital Culture gallery was founded in 2005 by businessman Ken Climie and photographer James Sparshatt to work alongside a small group of talented artists from around the world.  We have a particular interest in photography and have a beautiful collection of work by all of of our artists at our rural studio in Lamas, Norfolk.

We welcome all art lovers to visit us and have a look at the work on the wall in a relaxed environment.  We are also in London most weeks and can arrange to bring work to people’s homes.

Please check out our events page for upcoming exhibitions and international art fairs.


The Team

The Founder  Ken Climie was inspired by a love of the arts and a passion for the world’s offbeat destinations to set up Capital Culture gallery in 2005 after twenty years in the corporate world.   Ken maintains an advisory role but has now focused his attention on Exposed, his new art space in Moscow.

Director / Photographer   James Sparshatt was approached by Ken in 2005 to help set up the gallery and to be the first artist involved.  James’ background includes working as a photographer in South America for a number of years before returning to study fine art photography at London College of Printing.   His passion for photography has been a driving force in the development of the gallery.

Curator   Rachael Sparshatt studied at Wimbledon School of Art and at the Complutense Universidad of Madrid.   She joined the gallery in 2006 and manages and curates our exhibitions and art fairs.

Photography Consultant   Barry Cawston is an award winning photography from the south west of England.  As well as being one of our artists he works with us at our international art fairs.

Art Consultant   Ciara Visowski is based in Dublin and has a long history in the art world.  She has spent the last decade showing work at Art Miami, the Chicago Art Fair, Art Toronto as well as many others and has her finger on the pulse of the contemporary art scene. Ciara provides us with support for our interior design projects and our art fairs and exhibitions.