Grey Funnel is a 'brick-and-mortar' business which opened in October 2019. It is owned and run by Adrian Rowe who has lived and worked on the Island for many years.
We're an independent gallery who do not use third party eCommerce marketplaces, auction sites or social media to sell our goods. This allows us to run our business the way we want and deal with customers directly.
The shop at 3 Carter Road was built on land originally owned by Vice Admiral Thomas Wren Carter (1787-1874) and so Grey Funnel (an informal name for the Navy) was an apt choice of name.
Some of our display stands and outside walls of the shop have been decorated with a traditional dazzle camouflage pattern. Dazzle was invented by Norman Wilkinson, who was a well known marine artist, and was used on ships during the First World War.