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October-November 2019

Maggie O'Brien: Together Apart, Apart Together

Our featured artist here at The Summerhouse for the Autumn season is Maggie O’Brien. We look forward to sharing with you a beautiful, poignant body of work entitled, ‘Together Apart, Apart Together’.

The work has been inspired by the human condition, in that however much we love those closest to us we are all solitary beings as well. There is an evocative energy that really draws you in and is not only extremely close to the artist’s heart but also meaningful and relatable to viewers in their own way.

The work will be on display from the 19th of October and will be on display throughout November.

On Wednesday the 23rd, we will be holding an “Art, Tea and Poetry’ afternoon in the gallery at 2.30pm where poetry that resonates with the work on display will be performed. We will be offering Cornish tea by Tregothnan and home made cake by local patisserie chef Ashleigh McCarthy.



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Here at the Summerhouse we believe in making everything as environmentally friendly as we can, this includes using recycled packaging and eliminating the use of plastic wherever possible.

Through making a series of tiny changes, we will really be able to see a difference in the future, to find out ways in which you can help eliminate the heartbreaking problem of plastic waste along our coast and in our oceans, visit https://www.sas.org.uk/.

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New Artwork From Peter Ceredig Evans

We are delighted to welcome some new pieces to the gallery from Summerhouse artist Peter Ceredig Evans.

Flourishes of physical energy in the form of animated mark making and bursts of colour, like a thought remembered, only to be lost moments later. It is blurred and dreamy, yet not always tranquil; sometimes the energy is chaotic while other aspects of the painting bring peace.

Peter is concerned with the tension around the human experience, which often takes the form of human interaction, saying ‘human interaction is more important than anything else; all we’ve got is relationships’. He often focuses on the power of memory, which is why his paintings carry this ‘dreamlike’ yet completely tangible quality. Like a good poet, his work draws upon specifics, exact personal memories, images, conversations and people that resonate universally. He is especially interested in sense memories, saying that they give such a solid glimpse into one’s own past: ‘they are more than a photograph, they really are real.’

Summerhouse gallery

The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located only a stone's throw away from the wonderful St Michael's Mount, we aim to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed manner.

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The Summerhouse Gallery

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TR17 0AR



Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.

Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to info@summerhousegallery.co.uk or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful. 

We look forward to hearing from you.


Opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10.30-5.30

Saturday: 10am-3pm

Sunday: 1pm-6pm

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