Since opening The Castle to the public in 2007, our art galleries in The Willoughby Gallery, The Blanchminster Room and The Studio Gallery have developed a varied and respected exhibition programme, earning a reputation for quality shows. The programme is specifically curated to provide a showcase for established and emerging professional local artists and craftspeople extending to those based in the wider West Country. Additionally, we support and showcase the many talents of our local community with schools, specific local interest groups and art and craft organisations, such as the Bude Canal and Harbour Society, West Country Embroiderers and Bude Art Society, all well represented in our annual programme. We aim for exhibitions that you will find inspirational and enjoyable.
Our art galleries can be found on the first floor of The Castle. For those people who are unable to negotiate the stairs, you’ll find a fully accessible lift immediately to your left inside the main entrance to The Castle. We also have a permanent paintings gallery with a selection of local historical significant fine artwork displayed on the first-floor landing in the Heritage Centre.
Our exhibition programme is not confined to any one style or medium, consequently the work on show has ranged from abstract to figurative; landscape to representational in oils, acrylic, watercolour or pastel; printmaking to photography; furniture makers to hand-crafted contemporary footwear.
Full information on the artists included in our exhibition calendar can be found at our events page.
Entry to The Castle and all of its facilities is absolutely free. We hope you are inspired to visit us soon.
If you are interested in exhibiting at The Castle please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. Please contact The Castle before your visit to check any gallery closures due to private events and weddings.