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The Summerhouse Gallery

Kit Johns: Breaking Point & Online Catalogue

Our One Man Show of 2019

The Summerhouse Gallery is proud to present our one-man summer show of 2019; 'Breaking Point' by artist Kit Johns.
Kit’s work explores the wild and untamed nature of the Cornish landscape, using a variety of techniques and mediums on canvas, paper and authentic vintage Cornish maps; he has quickly evolved from a young 'up-and-coming artist' to an accomplished and well-known figure who has made waves in the world of Cornish landscape art.
‘Breaking Point’ aims to act as both a celebration of beauty and a reminder as we enter a period where the state of our environment hangs in the balance. Kit’s work captures both the joy of a bright, busy beach in the summer, and the contrastingly tempestuous waves of the storms which grow ever more commonplace on our coastlines. His work utilises sand, stone and seawater, as well as flotsam and jetsam found washed up on the coastline.
"This latest body of work encapsulates everything that Cornwall means to me, a backdrop to my life. The paintings were painted with energy & intensity. There is an intentional rawness about the work, which captures what the Cornish coastline is like perfectly. I want the work to feel almost tactile and draw the viewer in. It is important to me that each painting resonates. I want to create a social commentary within the paintings, and continue to raise awareness about a problem that is becoming an epidemic. We are reaching breaking point when it comes to the environment.’ -Kit Johns
The show will open with a private view on Friday 12th July 2019, with proceeds being donated to various Cornish environmental charities, to view a catalogue of featured works by Kit for this show simply click on the above image.

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We are so proud to have been awarded 'Plastic Free Coastlines Approved Status' from Surfers Against Sewage, and delighted to see that other local business along our beautiful coastline are doing the same.

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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An insight into the process and inspiration behind the show.

VIDEO: Where The Path Leads

Click on the above image to view a short film which was shown at our show opening on Friday 7th of September. Thanks to our talented film maker John Freddy Jones for the beautiful composition, and thank you to all who came and make our opening so special! To enquire about any pieces in the show, simply call us on 01736 711 400 or email info@summerhousegallery.co.uk

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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

Market Place
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:

Monday- Friday: 10.30-5.30

Saturday: 10.00-4.00

Sunday: 11.00-5.00

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