This newly built art gallery is situated in beautiful and historic Cornwall, in the far South-West of England. The gallery opened here in November 2001 (after 30 years ‘upcountry’) with ‘EYE OF THE SOUL’, a retrospective exhibition of Lorna Graves’ paintings and ceramic sculpture and Kirsten Glasbrook’s colourful woven tapestries. OUCHING THE EDGE’ followed in May 2002 wth Fiona Millais’ paintings and Edwina Bridgeman’s mixed media sculpture. September 2002 saw the highly successful ‘TIDELINES’ exhibition, showing Elaine Pamphilon’s paintings of St Ives, John Maltby’s ceramic sculpture, Martin and Dowling’s sophisticated wood carvings and Wendy Ramshaw’s exquisite jewellery.
The 2003 season opened with ‘PEOPLE OF THE SOLITUDES’ – an unusual exhibition of photographs of nomadic Tibetan tribes by Diane Barker, etchings by Denny Long and ash and willow furniture by Guy Martin and Guy Royle’s jewellery. A legacy from ‘SEA GARDENS’ (summer) are Geraldine Jones’ living willow hut in the walled garden and a double arch in the potager. All for commissioning! The solo show of BREON O’CASEY’s paintings, sculpture and prints in September/October was a sell-out. He showed here again in 2007 and 2009.