Willoughby Gallery

Since opening in 2007 the light and airy Willoughby Gallery has developed a varied and annual programme of temporary exhibitions. The programme is curated to provide a showcase for community groups, [schools]; art and craft organizations [Bude Art Society and West Country Embroiderers] and Cornwall and west country-based artists and craft makers.


Among the professional artists who have exhibited are Anthony Frost; Irene Jones; Ashley Hanson; David Eustace; David Brooke; Bryan Sentence; Chris Edwards and Henry Israel. As a consequently the work has ranged from abstract to figurative; landscape to representational in oils or acrylic; watercolour to pastels.


The Gallery is building a reputation for quality shows; exhibitions that are inspirational as well as enjoyable, challenging as well as reassuring. Many visitors now repeat visit – visitors who pop into the Gallery on a regular basis. The Willoughby Gallery is developing constantly and preparations for the 2018 programme are already underway.


Besides offering the local community a quality exhibition space the Gallery helps to generate commissions for Cornish and west country-based artists, so is also a means of supporting their livelihoods and artistic development.

Please use this link to be taken to the current Exhibition Programme

The Gallery can be hired out for exhibitions so if you are interested please contact us by e-mail thecastle@bude-stratton.gov.uk for Terms and Conditions, tariffs and availability.