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The Summerhouse Gallery

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Spring at The Summerhouse

A show to celebrate our grand re-opening

The Summerhouse invites you to join us in a celebration of Spring, our first show of 2017 which will see our newly renovated gallery displaying the work from featured artists Imogen Bone and Iona Sanders.

Using flashes of fresh green against bold yellow flower buds, Imogen captures the environment at its most beautiful through the use of colour and identifiable, bold brush stroke. Her work is as much a celebration of our surroundings as a call to stop and appreciate them. Imogen has rapidly become viewed as one of the most exciting talents to come out of Cornwall in recent years and The Summerhouse are delighted to have her as the lead artist for their opening show.

Iona's work sees bursts of colour from fruit and flowers pop from muted backgrounds, an exciting and instantly recognisable body of work with an important focus on narrative. Iona is a rising star whose work has received critical acclaim in London and throughout the South West.

The Summerhouse is also thrilled to welcome renowned sculptor Tom Leaper to our family of talented artists. His incredible sculptures will be introduced to the gallery within this show along with the work of John piper, Michael Strang, Kit Johns, Michael Praed and Theresa Gilder.

Our show will be running from the 4th-18th of April.

Mob 11 Where Have All The Song Birds Gone

April 2017

Maggie O'Brien: Where Have All The Songbirds Gone

Where Have All The Songbirds Gone is our first one woman show of 2017, and will run from the 22nd of April until the 5th of May.

Where once the dawn chorus was prevalent throughout rural and urban areas, our mornings have grown much quieter. Urban development has seen a decline in both birdlife, and areas of habitat, especially hedgerows, wetland and meadows, have been drained or cut back to may way for mans footprint. With no meadow plants, insects cannot source food thus their numbers decline, the knock on effect for birds and other wildlife is profound, as both their homes and primary source of food are being significantly reduced.

Maggie O'Brien created Where Have All The Songbirds Gone as a means to explore and portray bittersweet connection between the human race and nature. Through her work, she aims to strengthen and renew this connection. Maggie has used a dreamlike touch to capture the fragility of life, however the exhibition acts as a profound warning, and highlights the enormity of the work that needs to be undertaken to reverse and rectify this decline. We must act now if we do not want our mornings to grow silent, and loose that precious birdsong which welcomes a new day.

"When art and nature combine this beautiful and evocative show has been produced, filled with a longing for what is past, love for what still is, and hope for the future. 'Where have all the Songbirds Gone' will touch your heart and hopefully open all of our eyes to what we still have, while it is still there."- Jayne Elliott, owner and director of The Summerhouse

Our online catalogue, and further information on the show opening will be available soon.

Our latest video

John Piper

A wonderful video from our John Piper retrospective 'Halcyon Days'

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.

More Details

The Summerhouse Gallery

Market Place
TR17 0AR

Opening hours:

Opening Times:

Friday 6th January:

Closed until late March for refurbishment

The Summerhouse would like to wish all of our wonderful friends and customers a very Happy New Year! 

We are still contactable via email during closure. info@summerhousegallery.co.uk

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