Town Mill Galleries
Town Mill Arts are a membership-based arts organisation with two unique exhibition spaces showing contemporary art at The Town Mill Galleries. With over 55,000 visitors annually and a diverse artistic programme facilitating over forty exhibitions a year, 70% of Town Mill Arts’ income is reinvested into the local arts community.
The Town Mill Galleries attract both established artists and first timers. An important aim is to support and encourage local artists and craftspeople to hold successful exhibitions. The model is very simple: membership fees are low and the galleries are offered for hire to members for short slots throughout the year. No selection takes place – it’s first come first served, with priority given to those who haven’t already exhibited.
This has proved to be a highly successful way of working. Those with an established body of work may be ready for solo or duo shows, whilst beginners might want to participate in a small group show, or in the regular members’ exhibitions. Visitors are treated to paintings and etchings, sculptures, photographs, contemporary crafts and ceramics – unique works of art for the home or workplace and wonderful as gifts.
To keep the programme varied and stimulating, Town Mill Arts invites established artists from the wider South West area to exhibit. All the artists steward their own shows – it’s a vital part of the experience – and allows you, the visitor, to chat with the artists.
The Malthouse shows are curated to fit the individual artist’s work, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the vision of the artist.
The Courtyard Gallery is an intimate setting in what was once the Mill’s bakehouse, now linked to The Courtyard Café. It has a constant retail area showcasing the photographs, reproductions, original prints and books of local artists.
If you would like to book an exhibition or to become a member, please contact Phil Clayton.