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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Exhibitions // Coming up // Spring Open 2021
25 May

Spring Open 2021

Spring Open is back for a third year of celebrating the artistic talent from our local community and beyond. We were overwhelmed by the quality, imagination and variety displayed in the hundreds of artworks we received.

Making the final selection was incredibly difficult, and we’re so grateful to everyone who submitted work. Each year the identity of Spring Open emerges thanks to every application we receive, not just those that we select, so everyone who applied has played an invaluable part in this process.

This year’s exhibition features paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, textiles, illustration, 3D assemblage, film, infrared stereographs and… talkative seaweed!


Spring Open: Tuesday 25th May to Saturday 5th June.

Gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 

Social distancing measures are still in place – please wear a facemask, and sanitise your hands on arrival and throughout the exhibition before handling any of the works.


Featured artists:

Adrian Holmes

Alex Lamont

Alice Hole

Amelia Johnson

Angela Annesley

Ann Kinahan

Becca Croxton

Beth Clayton

Chrissy Emmerson

Connor Sewell

Dave Pentin

Eileen McCormack

Ellen Frances

Ernesto Pescini

Esther Smith

Fiona Speed

Gigi Dyer

Grace Finnie

Harrison Beswick

Hester Ellis

Jade Bowmer

Jasmine Mills

Jayne Shelley

Jemima Sixpence

Jenn Green

Jess Hazel

Jill Dunn

Joanna Lillie

Joe McDonald

Jon White 

Jules Daniels

Julia Watson

Lillian Thomson

Madeline Sandon

Mandy Miller

Mark Squire

Martha Dommett

Max Whetter

Max Barry

Maxine Whitbread-Abrutat

Nicky Greenup

Nicola Willis

Nigel Owen

Olivia Eden

Phil Irons

Pip Barfield

Rachel Painter

Robyn Weldon

Samantha Lefroy

Sarah Drew

Sarah McCartney

Sarah Sullivan

Sarah Trewhella

Sonia Ahmad

Sue Puncher

Theo Dunford



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