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Inspire Makers is home to the work of over 50 Cornish artists and makers under one roof.

Exhibiting now in the gallery space is Maggie Cochran - "Catching the Light" - until Saturday 5 June.

Workshop booking now open! Dates for Seaglass Sessions with Porth Jewellery now available - see workshops for details.

Our dedicated gallery space hosts a year round programme of short exhibitions by Cornish artists. Many run workshops or hold “meet the artist” sessions to coincide with their exhibition so you can learn more about their work in person. Please see below for details on current and upcoming displays.

If you would to enquire about exhibiting in the space, please email create@inspiremakers.com.

Current Exhibition

Maggie Cochran – Catching the Light

11th May - 5th June, 2021

The light in Cornwall has a magical quality, captivating artists and visitors over the years.  Nowhere is it more striking than in St Ives, that slip of land jutting out into the Atlantic, surrounded by white sand beaches.

Maggie’s paintings are inspired by that light and by the tracks and marks left behind on those beaches as the sea goes out, and how the light reflects off the wet sand.

Her paintings give a sense of being in that landscape with the prevailing light and weather.  They capture both a moment in time but also the passing of time as shown by the history of marks left by the outgoing tides.

Maggie is one of the artists showcased year round in the Inspire Makers shop and we are delighted to be able to delve deeper into her artistic practice and display more of her work.

Maggie will be at Inspire Makers to talk about her work on Saturday 15 May from 12pm.

Maggie Cochran - A Touch Of Pink
Maggie Cochran - A Touch Of Pink
A Touch of Pink - Original oil on board. Framed W36 x H36cm. £275
Maggie Cochran - Aqua
Aqua - Original oil on board. Framed W36 x H36cm. £275
Maggie Cochran - As The Sun Goes Down
As The Sun Goes Down - Original oil on cradled board. W50 x H50cm. £495
Maggie Cochran - As The Tide Retreats
As The Tide Retreats - Original acrylic on paper. Framed W40 x H40cm. £245
Maggie Cochran - On The Shoreline
On The Shoreline - Original acrylic on paper. Framed W40 x H40cm. £245
Maggie Cochran - Cloud Watching
Cloud Watching - Original acrylic on board. Framed W46 x H46cm. £350
Maggie Cochran - Down By The Sea
Down By The Sea - Original oil on cradled board. W50 x H50cm. £495
Maggie Cochran - Low Water
Low Water - Original oil on board. Framed W46 x H46cm. £350
Maggie Cochran - At The Ocean's Edge
At The Ocean's Edge - Original acrylic on board. Framed W38 x H48cm. £395
Maggie Cochran - Estuary
Estuary - Original oil on board. Framed W54 x H39cm. £395
Maggie Cochran- Light From The West
SOLD Light From The West - Original oil on board. Framed W30 x H30cm.
Maggie Cochran - A Touch Of PinkMaggie Cochran - AquaMaggie Cochran - As The Sun Goes DownMaggie Cochran - As The Tide RetreatsMaggie Cochran - On The ShorelineMaggie Cochran - Cloud WatchingMaggie Cochran - Down By The SeaMaggie Cochran - Low WaterMaggie Cochran - At The Ocean's EdgeMaggie Cochran - EstuaryMaggie Cochran- Light From The West

Upcoming Exhibitions

Sorry, we currently have no upcoming exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions

Dave Pentin – The Beauty of Hidden Places

12th April - 8th May, 2021

Dave Pentin is an art & design graduate of Falmouth School of Art who although working in the creative arts industry as a profession didn’t pick up his paintbrushes again until sixteen years ago when living in France.

Now permanently back in Cornwall with a studio at The Terrace Gallery, Penryn, Dave enjoys experimenting with gum arabic and acrylic inks. He runs workshops to share this fascinating layering technique and is a big supporter of Street Draw 24 and the Cornwall Film Festival. He likes to give back to the creative communities in Falmouth and Penryn whenever he can and guides a free Urban Sketching group every month.

Inspired by the landscape which surrounds him, this collection of work features scenes from Falmouth and his 2020 Ope series which began with the infamous Barracks Ope in Falmouth and extended to feature the fascinating Ope’s and Alleyways of Penryn. With two more in development, this series is soon destined to be included in a book highlighting the importance of these intriguing passageways in the history of Falmouth and Penryn.

Dave will be at Inspire Makers on Sat 17 and 24 April from 12pm onwards if you would like to meet the the artist and find out more about his work.

Dave Pentin - Tonkins Ope
Dave Pentin - Tonkins Ope
Tonkins Ope (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - The Retreat
The Retreat (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Mounted and unframed W28 x H40cm.
Dave Pentin - Picketts Yard
Picketts Yard (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - Old Quay Ope
Old Quay Ope (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Mounted and unframed W28 x H40cm.
Dave Pentin - Easoms Yard
Easoms Yard (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - College Ope
College Ope (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - Barracks Ope
Barracks Ope (Falmouth) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - Bank Cottages
Bank Cottages (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - Bakehouse Court
Bakehouse Court (Penryn) - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W42 x H64cm.
Dave Pentin - Fields Of Gold
Fields of Gold - Original acrylic ink painting. Framed W70 x H52cm.
Dave Pentin - Jackett's Steps
Jackett's Steps - Original acrylic ink painting. Framed W70 x H52cm.
Dave Pentin - Falmouth Nightlife II
Falmouth Nightlife II - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W62.5 x H47cm.
Dave Pentin - Tonkins OpeDave Pentin - The RetreatDave Pentin - Picketts YardDave Pentin - Old Quay OpeDave Pentin - Easoms YardDave Pentin - College OpeDave Pentin - Barracks OpeDave Pentin - Bank CottagesDave Pentin - Bakehouse CourtDave Pentin - Fields Of GoldDave Pentin - Jackett's StepsDave Pentin - Falmouth Nightlife II

Ben Baker – Wire Artist

1st December - 24th December, 2020

Ben Baker is a wire artist based in Falmouth. Ben studied at Hereford College of Art where he developed his three-dimensional, illustrative style of sculpture.

Ben draws on a lifetime of living on the South West coast and twelve years of experience working as a boat builder to create his iron wire wonders, which focus on coastal and sea creatures as well as boats and the culture that surrounds them.

Many of the pieces are interactive, utilising mechanisms made of cranks, levers and nylon threads, so the viewer can animate the scene by simply turning a handle.

Seagull Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Seagull Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Puffin Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Octopus Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Greyhound Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Crab Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Iris Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Sharks And Fishes Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Anny Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben Baker
Wire Boat Sculpture - Ben Baker
Seagull Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerPuffin Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerOctopus Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerGreyhound Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerCrab Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerIris Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerSharks And Fishes Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerAnny Ship Wire Sculpture - Ben BakerWire Boat Sculpture - Ben Baker
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