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24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
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 our talented 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.   

Our last exhibition in 2019 featured work from over 40 members across a wide range of artistic disciplines - from ceramics to print and paintings to textiles.

The 2020 exhibition sadly had to be cancelled twice - once in August, and again when we tried to reschedule it to November - so we’re very happy to announce (touching all the wood in The Poly!), that in 2021 the show will go ahead, in its usual summer slot, in our Main Gallery. 

Only Poly members can enter work, and there is no further charge to take part. If you're not yet a member and are interested in submitting your work, please do join! You can read more about membership and how to sign up on our website here. If you have any questions about your existing membership, or about joining, please contact us at:

To enter your work please fill out our submission form here.


The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2021 

Submission deadline: Saturday 7th August (extended from 31st July due to IT issues from 3rd July)
Exhibition: Tuesday 17th August - Saturday 4th September, open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 5pm.  
Private View: Tuesday 17th August, 5pm-7pm 
Free entry
A very big thank you to Poly member Sarah Trewhella for letting us use her artwork on our promotional materials. 


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