Enys Gardens celebrates annual Bluebell Festival with an art exhibition inside Enys house

PUBLISHED: 14:10 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:39 30 August 2017

ENYS_2013 Ryan Corbyn JPG

ENYS_2013 Ryan Corbyn JPG

The exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a diverse selection of work from some of Cornwall's emerging and established artists in the empty estate house at Enys Gardens, Penryn.

Events coordinator at Enys Gardens, Emma Powell- Thomas says:” We are very excited to have such talented artists involved with the art exhibition. It's a great way to celebrate the Bluebell season and a great opportunity for people to view and purchase affordable art from a selection of local artists all under one roof.”

The event, which takes place from Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd of May marks the start of the annual Bluebell festival, which runs through the week and finishes with the Spring Craft Fair the following weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May.

Enys house offers very generous space for each of the artists to display several examples of their work and the 1830s estate house will be filled with art representing a wide variety of styles and techniques., with one thing in common; created in and inspired by Cornwall.

“Many of the artists are inspired by the local landscapes. Shorelines, cliffs and even Bluebells can be spotted in some of the creations, making a Cornish garden such as Enys the perfect location to share the art with the public,” says Powell-Thomas

Falmouth based, Jim Carey, a landscape painter who spends half his time painting the Cornish coastline and the other half painting the French countryside, is very excited to be displaying his art in this very different “gallery”.

He says:"This is a fantastic opportunity for local artists to exhibit several pieces of work in the focal point of these amazing grounds as the ceiling are very high and the wall space generous.”

The gardens will be operating with extended opening hours from 11am – 5pm every day throughout the Bluebell Festival.

The Bluebell festival is an annual event at Enys Gardens, celebrating the start of the season and arrival of the Bluebells.

For more information about the art exhibition and other events at Enys Gardens please visit www.enysgardens.org.uk

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