Artland Gallery's predecessor was Art Gallery Tanaka, which was opened by Tanaka Kyoichiro in Marugame in 1979.That first gallery space was established on the third floor of a building in Nishi-Hirayama-cho, behind JR Marugame Station. Since its opening, the gallery has presented works created using a variety of techniques by important Shikoku-based artists and outstanding artists from other regions in solo and group exhibitions. As an aid to the collection of such works, the "Gallery Tomonokai" was established in April 1980 and continues to this day.

In January 1982, the gallery moved to a third-floor space in a building at 27-12 Hama-machi, on the front side of JR Marugame Station, to make it easier for people to visit. About two years later, in April 1984, the gallery established a supporters' association with the painter Seki Masakazu, with whom the gallery has had a long relationship up to the present day. During the eight years of exhibition activities that followed, the redevelopment project in front of JR Marugame Station progressed, and in March 1993, the gallery moved to its current address, 4 Hama-machi, Marugame City, in a building that was constructed as an art gallery.

Artland Gallery was established by Yamashita Takashi in June 1996 at the current address as a corporate entity with the purpose of taking over "Art Gallery Tanaka" and taking it in a new direction. The gallery was named after the concept of “We create a land that gives a rich harvest in Art". Since then, Artland Gallery has been working as a base for artists and their works to grow together.

Artland Gallery is committed to showing modern and contemporary art, crafts, and other collectibles.Among these, our primary focus is on works of art that express the "modern" aspects of Japanese culture and tradition.In selecting the works of artists, the principles are height of spirituality or innovation of concept, and excellence of technique. Therefore, any style or medium employed is acceptable. Artland Gallery is committed to seeking out outstanding artists and bringing their work to a wider public.

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