Who we are

Capital Culture gallery was founded in 2005 by photographer James Sparshatt and businessman Ken Climie to work alongside a small group of talented artists from around the world.  After a decade in Covent Garden and then Southwark, James and his wife Rachael moved Capital Culture to a new gallery space close to their home in Norfolk and Ken moved on to Moscow where he founded Exposed Gallery and Centre for the Art.

Over the last dozen years we have exhibited our artists at art fairs from London to Los Angeles, New York to Singapore, Paris to Milan, Stockholm to Hamburg.

We welcome all art lovers to visit us in Norfolk and have a look at the work on the wall in a relaxed environment.

James is also in London most weeks and is happy to make home visits.

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


The Team

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.

Director / Painter   Rachael Sparshatt studied at Wimbledon School of Art and at the Complutense Universidad of Madrid.   She joined the gallery in 2006 and manages our Norfolk exhibition space.

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.

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.