We have over 100 paintings, drawings and original printworks to inspire you - more than ever before - in lots of different styles and media. The doors open at 10am until 4pm every day until Sunday 9th September and we look forward to seeing you!
The group was formed in 2009 by Richard Allman from Plymouth and John Forster from Saltash to create 150 images of Brunel’s Royal Albert railway bridge in celebration of its 150th anniversary. In successive years the twelve artist members from both sides of the Tamar have reunited to produce work that responds to the gallery’s stunning waterside setting. This year we have around 100 pieces on display with a diverse range of subject matter and techniques that include painting, drawing, collage and printmaking.
On entering the Ashtorre centre however, one first passes the café sideshow where artists have taken the opportunity to respond to the ‘Final Straw’ campaign for the discontinuation of single-use plastic drinking straws that for just 15 minutes use remain in the environment for 100’s of years. Many of the pieces here incorporate an element of collage, a term coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso from the French: coller, ‘to glue' where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms glued together to create a new whole
Young artists join us
'Art in Pieces' - an interactive event
And that is not all because the show also included a section where visitors could have a go at making art for themselves by participating with others in recreating a painting from a well known Cornish artist with the final result becoming apparent as the task is completed.
How to find us
With superb views down the Tamar and refreshments available on the terrace, it’s an inspiring location for such an exhibition and well worth a visit! There's ample parking nearby and if coming by rail it is a short walk down from Saltash station. Directions and further information can be found here > find / contact us
Below are some examples of members' work...