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The Summerhouse Gallery

Spring Show

Let The Light In

We are excited to announce the launch of our new online show 'Let The Light In'. The title was decided upon just after Christmas. We thought it an uplifting title for a spring show after a long winter. Of course, it's now taken on a whole new meaning. Whilst we are sad that we cannot invite you all to a physical exhibition at this time, we are excited to be able to bring this virtual artwork directly in to your homes and hopefully spread a little Summerhouse joy.

Our three featured artists, Amy Albright, Imogen Bone and Iona Sanders all painted to this brief, and we are delighted with the body of work they have created. We also introduce two new artists to our gallery, Lizzie Black and Sharon Reeves, who have worked to this title and towards a spring filled with hope.

In the gallery we also have a stunning collection of new work for spring, by Michael Praed, Nick Praed and Jo Cottam, as well as brand new collections of work by Kit Johns and Maggie O'Brien.

The gallery is supporting the COVID-19 fund appeal at Royal Cornwall Hospital, by donating a percentage from all sales.

We are sending you all light and hope, and we hope you enjoy the show!

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Mini Artists

Rainbows at The Summerhouse

Rainbows are a symbol of hope in many cultures. They appear during a rainstorm when the sun shines on to water droplets, shattering its white light in to an array of brilliant colours. Which is why the rainbow is a perfect metaphor for current times. It is a sign of hope and promise of better times ahead.

Many of you will have noticed the rainbows which have been appearing in windows all over the world, as a thank you to all of our carers, NHS staff and key workers.

We want to do our part and help spread the rainbow love so we are inviting all mini artists to send us a rainbow picture in whatever style they like. The two winning designs will be turned in to beautiful cards and sold through the gallery, to raise money for the Royal Cornwall Hospital's COVID-19 appeal.

There are two categories: aged 7 and under, aged 8-16
The deadline for entries is Friday May 8th, the winners and runners up will be announced on May 11th. To enter, please email a photo of your child's picture to us. Including their name, age and a photo of them holding their masterpiece! (as long as you're happy for this to be shared on social media)

Good luck mini artists!

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Cornish Scenes

Maggie O'Brien

We are delighted to welcome some new pieces to the gallery from Summerhouse artist Maggie O'Brien.

This evocative collection of work captures the wild beauty of Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly, showing the rapid changes in light throughout the seasons.

Maggie's 2019 show 'Together Apart, Apart Together' was a truly memorable event for us and our visitors. We were joined by three talented poets (including Maggie herself!) who each performed their poems, written in response to the title of the show. The combination of art, poetry (and of course...cake!) was a delight for all who came.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our next event at the gallery, once things have returned to normal!

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.


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