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 such as Bude Art Society & West Country Embroiderers as well as 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; Elaine Nash; Sue Read 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.
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.
If you are interested in exhibiting in The Willoughby Gallery or The Blanchminster Room our would like to hire either room please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org for terms and conditions and availability.