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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Exhibitions // Coming up // The Poly Members’ Summer Exhibition
17 August

The Poly Members’ Summer Exhibition

The annual Members' Summer Exhibition exists to showcase the work of Poly members. In The Poly archive there are records of the Members' Exhibition running nearly every year from 1960 onwards, and even some mentions of exhibitions taking place pre-war. And of course, the work of the-then Royal Cornwall Society in the 19th century in bringing art classes to the town was a precursor to the eventual establishment of the highly respected Falmouth School of Art, now Falmouth University.     

After two exhibition cancellations last year, we're delighted to have 60 artists taking part in this year's show - an increase of a third on 2019. As ever we have a huge range of work - over 180 pieces! - showcasing sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, photography, textiles, printmaking, drawing and many wonderful painting techniques. Much of the work is for sale. We're very excited to open it to members, locals and visitors, upstairs in our beautiful Main Gallery, over three weeks.  


The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2021 
Exhibition: Tuesday 17th August - Saturday 4th September, open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 5pm. Free entry.   

Private View: Tuesday 17th August, 5pm-7pm - all welcome!
A very big thank you to Poly member Sarah Trewhella for letting us use her artwork on our promotional materials. 
We are very grateful to all the contributing artists for their part in making a wonderful show:
Adrian Holmes
Alice Hole
Alicia Trewhella
Ben Baker
Beth Clayton
Carolyn Thompson
Chris Tate
Clive Matthews
Dave Pentin
David Crimmen
Debbie Rudolph
Diana Browne
Dietrich Gürtler
Don Taylor
Ellen Frances
Helen Trevaskis
Hester Ellis
Irene Waters
Jasmine Mills
Jayne Shelley
Jenny Webbe
Jill Dunn
Jo Baker
Joan Foard
Joanna Lillie
Joe McDonald
Jon White
Julia Watson
Julie A. Daniels
Keith Busby
Kim Pilgrim
Lesley Harry
Louise Wright
Mandy Miller
Mary Taylor
Marylou Delaney
Max Barry
Maxine Whitbread-Abrutat
Mike Brand
Nic Greenup
Nicola Willis
Paul Bursnall
Paul Ryan
Phil Irons
Rachel Corney
Rachel Painter
Rikke Digerud
Rose Roberts
Sarah Caine
Sarah Hertzog
Sarah Sullivan
Sarah Trewhella
Sian Bowen
Stella Pilsworth
Sue Lovell
Susan Hammersley
Theo Dunford
Tom Heywood
Yolanda Mack


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