The Polperro Arts Foundation was founded by a group of talented local artists in 2001 who were keen to continue the 50 year tradition of promoting the arts in Polperro, Cornwall.
Since the Foundation was formed it has occupied the first floor of the Foresters Hall overlooking Polperro’s inner harbour. But a new opportunity has opened for us at the Village Hall at the top end of the village next to the Crumplehorn Inn. After discussions with the Polperro Community Council (Parish Council) which owns the Hall we have decided that the enforced period of closure during this Spring and Summer presents a rare opportunity to undertake the challenging process of relocation.
While we will miss the old gallery with its attractive display space and fine view over the harbour there is much to look forward to in our new premises. Originally built as the Polperro school, there are plans to see the building develop as a cultural hub for the village, of which we hope to be a part. We will have sole occupancy of the ‘Youth Room’ which is just a few steps from the main pedestrian route into the village, a similar size to Foresters Hall, well lit, with good supporting services and most importantly, with the potential to take on the look and feel of a genuinely professional gallery.
The Hard work is done! The hard work of taking down our stuff and moving it to the Village Hall is all done but it will take a while to re- arrange things and get properly set up. We expect to be ready to re-open in September provided that by then lockdown rules are relaxed enough for us to do so. Later on we will let you know exactly when we will re-open, and we look forward to seeing you in the Village Hall!