There’s lots of great exhibitions taking place throughout 2018 in The Blanchminster Room – and they’re free.
Don’t miss out – come and join us!
Saturday 10 March – Thursday 5 April 2018
‘Triple Vision’ with Julia Hobday, Vivien and Martin Howse
Three photographers standing together. Same place. Same subject. Result, three different images. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry. If you’re on facebook, let us and your friends know that you’re attending.
Saturday 7 April – Thursday 26 April 2018
‘From Bruges to Bude’ with Robert Crisp
An exhibition of recent paintings inspired from travels at home and abroad by West Country artist Robert Crisp. Robert classes himself as an English traditional painter and his inspiration comes from nature or the urban landscape, capturing the atmosphere, seasons and light. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 28 April – Thursday 17 May 2018
‘Caught in the Light’ with Paul Seed
Born in Bideford and having followed a successful career as a director of TV dramas, including winning two BAFTAS, Paul now gets enormous pleasure exploring the purer creative world of still photography. He is as stimulated by a dramatic West Country seascape as he is photographing some lonely figure on the streets of London’s Soho. He has a great fondness for B&W but admits to being very happy working in colour when it would seem eccentric not to! Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 19 May – Thursday 7 June 2018
‘Waste not want not’ with Budehaven Community School
In this year’s exhibition, the emphasis is on art made from recycled materials especially beach plastics linking with Bude cleaner seas and environmental issues. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 9 June – Thursday 28 June 2018
‘Growing creative and always learning’ with Cornwall Adult Education
The work in this exhibition shows the vast diversity of styles and disciplines, skills and talents of learners at The Gregson Centre. The Gregson Centre offers a wide range of creative courses including drawing and painting ceramics, fashion, glasswork, jewellery making and printmaking, providing a friendly and supportive learning environment. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 30 June – Thursday 19 July 2018
‘Wood, Lighting and Furniture’ with Hannah Stickney and Stuart Lamble
An exhibition of contemporary wooden lighting and furniture, designed and made by Stuart, whilst Hannah will exhibit a collection of pen and ink drawings, inspired by nature and the surrounding landscapes. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 21 July – Thursday 9 August 2018
‘Tactile and Textile’ by Penny O’Connor and Botanical Tiles
Inspired by the seascapes, landscapes and wildlife of Cornwall, comes a selection of works created by textile artist Penny O’Connor whilst Jess Harrington of Botanical Tiles, specialises in sculptural botanical reliefs, inspired by seasonal Cornish wild flora. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 11 August – Thursday 30 August 2018
‘A Nepal Series’ with Helen Murgatroyd
An exhibition of prints and illustrations made in response to an 8 week artist residency in a Himalayan mountain village. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Wednesday 10 October – Tuesday 16 October 2018
‘ChainREACTION’ by Textile Maids
Textile Maids is a group of ten contemporary textile artists based in Cornwall. This body of work displays an absorbing and eclectic mix of techniques; mixed media, hand and machine embroidery and handmade felt. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Thursday 18 October – Tuesday 6 November 2018
‘Beautiful Bude’ with Anita Langham
A celebration of the artist’s love of Bude, from its more iconic views to its hidden corners. Her vibrant landscape paintings feature strong compositions and richly textured surfaces capturing her favourite views on canvas. Our exhibition takes place in The Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 1 December – 6 January 2019
‘Paintings and Prints’ with Dave King
An exhibition of new paintings and prints, including new ideas, re-mastered pieces and a series of shaped ‘canvases’, where external boundaries are determined by the internal geometry. The Cubists did not allow the landscape to impose itself on them as an organised set of forms, but instead consciously imposed their own ideas upon the landscape. Our exhibition takes place in the Blanchminster Room. Free Entry.
Saturday 16 February – Thursday 7 March 2019
‘Coast to Coast’ with Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group
An exciting and diverse mix of work from the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group including vessels, sculpture and wall pieces. Members’ paintings, drawings and Studio pottery will also be on show. Ceramics and Glass at its best!
Saturday 9 March – Thursday 28 March 2019
‘DOGDANCER’ with Shan Miller
An exhibition of canine portraits, usually life size, demonstrating Shan’s compelling and commandingly maverick style, which highlights the muscle power of the animals, a veritable feast of fur.
Saturday 30 March – Tuesday 16 April 2019
A collection of animal portraits by artist Deborah Mills, who likes to capture the animals’ character, sometimes in a way that can make you smile.
There’s also lots of other exhibitions going on throughout 2018/19 in The Willoughby Gallery