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CIRCLE Contemporary Gallery

CIRCLE CONTEMPORARY is a cool and elegant art gallery in Cornwall,  covering two floors showcasing emerging and well known artists. Circle’s distinct style is shaped by a tribe of artists and artisans who live and work in country and coastal places – in short, nature. We are a principled gallery that show paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and fine crafts which are imbued with the integrity of the maker.


While we feel it is important to represent Cornish ‘localness’ we also believe in one world and currently show work by contemporary artists from Wales, Europe and Australasia, Egypt, and the USA. Circle supports artists who literally take a hand in emphasising the natural beauty of our planet through their visual art practice. They are united by a global truth – the truth of immersion in, and reverence for, their natural landscape. 


From a city dwellers perspective, landscape inspired art practice is often dismissed as romantic and unquestioning. However, at CIRCLE we believe art born from a true dialogue with nature is life affirming, ever present and continually evolving.


Gallery directors Lucy Thorman and John O’Carroll have an eclectic approach to sourcing and presenting artists with a strong personal style and excellent craftsmanship are prerequisite. The galleries core group  are rotated throughout the year with guest artists who are included in solo, duo, mixed shows with bio-monthly online zine slots.


Monday: 10 – 4pm

Tuesday: 10 – 4pm

Wednesday: 10 – 4pm

Thursday: 10 – 4pm

Friday: 10 – 4pm

Saturday: 10 – 4pm

Sunday: Closed


FRAMING with Carol Coulter

Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 5pm