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Spring Gallery

Tuesday 31st March - Monday 6th April

Tim Lake and Joe Morris

Tim Lake and Joe Morris return to the Poly for another joint exhibition following three successful shows in 2013 and 2014. Joe Morris is an artist who makes beautiful abstract artworks using the unusual medium of tadelakt, a traditional form of lime plaster from Morrocco. Tim Lake is a potter based in Penryn. He uses local naturally occurring clays, sand and river silts to create his vibrant work.

Spring Gallery

Tuesday 7th April - Monday 13th April

Holly Young Headwear

Holly takes inspiration from British heritage and nature to produce elegant and classic designs with a modern twist. With an appreciation of clean lines and simple forms, each hat or headpiece is made to be a beautiful object in its own right. Holly takes pride in her work and ensures that everything is hand stitched or curled and trimmed to perfection.

As well as ready-to-wear hat and fascinator ranges and bridal headpieces, Holly offers a wide range of millinery services which include bespoke design, hat hire, dye to match feathers, tutorials in millinery and hen party workshops. Please visit her website to find out more.

Holly has been working with Textile design students from Falmouth University to helping them to develop their 3D making and designing skills.

She recently was commissioned by Warner Brothers to produce 30 hats for an Ascot scene in a new Mathew Vaughn movie.

She has also worked for some of the best milliners in the UK including Philip Treacy, Jane Taylor, Justin Smith and The English National Opera millinery dept. Working at all of these places has taught Holly a wide range of traditional and modern couture millinery techniques. Which she both puts into practice in her work and passes on those whom she teaches in her workshops.


Customer comments:

“I cannot tell you how thrilled both my daughter and I were with our hats that you created.” S.Coryton

“I just wanted to tell you that I am thrilled with my fascinator – it really was a great success. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I can think of!’’ J.Martin

“The headpiece naturally evolved into something I had exactly hoped for and I loved wearing it on the day. I think there were half a dozen Holly creations at the wedding in the end – each and everyone a masterpiece and a talking point!” P.Kay


A word from Holly:

“I simply love working on bespoke commissions. I can really get to know an individual and create something that just sings ‘them’. My passion is working with feathers and the natural world putting the right colours together. ‘’


Tel: 07968 783 320, email: info@hollyyoungboutique.com.

Studio: First floor, Princes House, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2ES


Spring Gallery

Tuesday 21st April - Monday 27th April

Wednesday Art Group

The Wednesday Art Group is returning to the Poly to hold its next exhibition in the Spring Gallery from Tuesday 21st to Monday 27th April 2015.

The Wednesday Art Group is made up of a variety of highly talented and mature artists with an eclectic mix of styles that cover just about all tastes.  All of them live in the Truro to Falmouth area and meet on Wednesdays almost all weeks of the year to work together and inspire each other.

Some of the artists are Cornish born and bred, some have lived in Cornwall for most of their lives and some come from the Scandinavian countries of Denmark and Sweden.

Although some have sold through art galleries in Cornwall and elsewhere, none are full time professional artists who command high prices for their work. You will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of their work that will be on display and for sale.  You really should not miss this exhibition.

Spring Gallery

Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 2nd May


This current series of photographs by Emily Dymond taken on a two week trip to Italy at the beginning of 2015 aims to be an honest account of the moments and scenes observed on her travels.

‘I am drawn to the charm and beauty that can lie hidden in simplicity and through my photography hope to capture an honest reflection of a moment in time, be it a person, a place, or an abstract form’



Tuesday 9th June - Monday 15th June

Amen / Omen: Laura Menzies and Jim Carter

Laura Menzies and Jim Carter present a joint exhibition of painting and sculpture concerned with omens and their relationship with transformative processes.

Laura Menzies’ work operates as a personal register of marks formed from constructs of memory, emotion and indirect references to place. Her paintings  suggest a world that we all encounter visually or sensationally, and are imbued with a strong sense of time, depth and ambiguity.

Jim Carter is a sculptor working in wood and natural materials to explore relationships between human, animal and landscape.  Following completion of an MA in Art and Environment in 2013, his work has been linked to myth, alchemy and natural cycles of disintegration and renewal.