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Community Activities // Coming up // CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2024
3 September

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2024

The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2024

We are delighted to announce the Poly Members’ Summer Exhibition Call for Entries!

The Poly Members’ Summer Exhibition is a long-running, annual art show that welcomes applications for 2D and 3D works in all media and artistic disciplines. This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic talent from our community – displayed to showcase the best works from both established and new artists. It takes place in our beautiful Main Gallery upstairs at The Poly, and all members of The Poly are welcome to submit artwork.

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.     

Submission Deadline: Friday 26th July.

Exhibition: Tuesday 3rd Sept - Saturday 21st Sept, open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 5pm.  Free entry.   

Private View: Tuesday 3rd Sept, 5pm-7pm - all welcome!

A very big thank you to Poly member Helen Leaver ( for letting us use her artwork (‘Boats in the Harbour’) on our promotional materials. 

The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2024

To apply please download an application form here

To find out more about becoming a member of The Poly please click here




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