Boat Shed Gallery

Boat Shed Gallery sculpture with door open showing tiny art gallery inside

Boat Shed Gallery is a sculpture by artist Matthew Walmsley, which contains an unexpected hidden space - a tiny art gallery. Throughout the autumn, the gallery will be open to visitors and can be found in the Olive Grove near the School Room.

This event is organised and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Troubled Waters – Reaching Out project with Exeter University and in partnership with the National Trust.

The Boat Shed Gallery sculpture reveals a tiny art gallery inside
Boat Shed Gallery sculpture at Glendurgan with door open to reveal art exhibition inside
The Boat Shed Gallery sculpture reveals a tiny art gallery inside

Matthew Walmsley has selected artists working in Cornwall for the exhibition, Life by the Sea and Coastal Change. This is an exhibition on the theme of living by the sea and the threat of sea levels rising.

The artists selected for this exhibition are: 

Ria Poole, Geraldine Wallace, Helen Prudames, Sarah Capper, Nigel Maynard, Claire Thorpe and Laura Wakeham. This exhibition also includes poems by Candy Neubert.

The selected artists represent a diversity of artistic styles from abstract to representational artworks in varied mediums. Some of the work has been specially produced for the exhibition, inspired by the theme Life by the Sea and Coastal Change.

The artists are at various stages of their artistic careers, all being inspired by time working in Cornwall. Many know the local area very well, some living in Falmouth, Mawnan Smith and Durgan, which itself is under threat due to sea levels rising.

Inside the Boat Shed Gallery at Glendurgan
display of artwork in gallery at Glendurgan
Inside the Boat Shed Gallery at Glendurgan