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Summer opening hours

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Join us in the shade of our beautiful Galerie space.

Galerie summer hours Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm.

Other times by appointment with Shelley

Free Shipping

We're always keen to spread the poster-love, and what better way to do so than to offer FREE LOCAL SHIPPING to Australia and New Zealand. 

Shop online till your heart's content, knowing the poster price is the only price you'll pay. See all the details here.

Trés bien!

Salut Monsieur Savignac

If you've followed The Galerie for a while you'll know that we have quite a crush on Monsieur Raymond Savignac. 

And truly, can you blame us?! Colourful, witty, charming; his designs are simple yet efficient, often with a hidden gag, clever wordplay or visual pun. Savignac coined it 'graphic clowning', and he was the master of this art. His unique understanding of the requirements and powers of the poster resulted in many iconic images, associations with the largest French brands, and a special place in the hearts of his compatriots. When the artist passed away in 2002, posters reading "Au revoir Monsieur Savignac" were plastered across the country. Given our team's love of all things Savignac, Michelle puts him high on her regular European poster buying expeditions, unearthing some real gems in 2015. We're so proud to have this collection of posters to share. Be it wine, dogs, helicopters or music, it offers a little something for everyone. Bravo Monsieur Savignac!

Posters for the French National Lottery

A hidden gag, a French turn of phrase, vibrant colour and quirky characters ... the playful posters for the French Loterie Nationale are amongst our favourites here at The Galerie. As an entire body of work, these designs reflect the best French poster artists and graphic works of an era.

The French Loterie Nationale was established in 1933, under a government initiative to provide funds to war invalids and veterans. The first draw was held on November 7 at the Trocadero in Paris, a grand event that attracted thousands of people. The jackpot, a huge sum of 5 million francs, was won by a hairdresser in from small town. Draws were held monthly until 1943, then weekly, with just brief interruptions in 1940 and 44 due to the war. In 1976 the name and administration was taken over by the Lotto.

A new poster was commissioned for every individual Loterie draw, a total of 10 large format posters and 40 smaller 40 x 60 cm 'affichettes' per year. Looking at the posters today, there's an extraordinary amount of work put into a poster with a life of just 7 days! Whilst each features a general theme of 'luck' and 'chance', the many artists commissioned by the company were given great flexibility in style, colour and expression.

Certain pieces to note are the beautiful Art Deco lines of Derouet and Lesacq in the 1930s, colourful (female!) Nicole Constant in the 1960s, and quirky Herve Morvan in the 1970s. 

Christmas / Summer hours

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Ready your home for festive celebrations with a wonderful original poster, or share a little poster love with your loves.

To make sure you don't miss us, and we don't miss you, please see below for our seasonal opening hours and important dates.

DECEMBER
OPEN 10 - 5 MONDAY to SATURDAY 
Framing collection / delivery every Wednesday
Last collection for pre-Christmas framing : Wednesday 9th
Last framing delivery : Wednesday 23rd
Last day for pre-Christmas post : Tuesday 15th
Christmas Eve : OPEN 10 - 1 pm
25th - 28th : CLOSED 
29th - 31st : OPEN 11 - 3 pm

JANUARY SUMMER HOURS
OPEN 11 - 4 MONDAY to SATURDAY
1st - 3rd : CLOSED
24TH - 26TH : CLOSED for the Australia Day long weekend