Founded in 2001
The Foundation was set up in 2001 to support and promote local artists and to increase awareness of locally-produced art and the long history of art in Polperro. After 19 years at the Chapel Rock gallery in Foresters Hall overlooking the inner harbour, in 2020 we moved to our present site in the Polperro Village Hall next door to the Crumplehorn Inn. That is where we exhibit our members’ work.
9 Exhibiting Members
Currently we have nine exhibiting members. We all live and work locally and take turns in the gallery: Rachel Brown, embroiderer; Sandy Horton, glass; Paul Lightfoot, photographer and writer; Sue Lord, artist; Steve Morton, ceramics; Charles Summers, artist and fan-maker; Babs Taylor, artist; Tracy Watts, graphic designer and illustrator; and Lisa Woollett, author and photographer. Jane Wilson (mixed media) and Jennie Hale (ceramics) are our guest artists. Marian Joyce kindly volunteers for us.
Gallery Opening Hours
Summer – Daily 11am-5pm
Winter – Daily 11am-4pm
(Free Entry – Dogs welcomed)
Heritage Art Trail
As part of our commitment to supporting art within the community we have set up a Heritage Art Trail. At selected points around the village we have installed small signs with ‘QR’ codes linked to images of historic paintings stored on our website. Visitors can point their smart phones at the QR codes and see how the view in front of them was depicted by artists many years ago.
We issue an occasional newsletter; and we use any surplus funds from sales of our work to support supplementary art-related activities at the Polperro Primary Academy School.