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Grays Wharf launched on Thursday 8th November 2018 with the opening of the first exhibition showing work by the new
occupants of Grays Wharf Studios.

Over 150 people came along to see the show and celebrate the new studios and gallery.

Click here for more details of the exhibition.


Looking for workspace in Penryn?

New workspaces at Grays Wharf are now available.

A new, self-contained shared workspace with 6 desks is now available on the ground floor of Grays Wharf.
With additional communal areas, kitchenette, large picture window and opening directly into a courtyard,
the shared studio would suit illustrators, graphic designers and other creative practitioners or small creative
businesses and collectives.

// £155 per calendar month inclusive of all bills
// Superfast wifi, heating & storage
// Own desk with 24 hour access
// Secure, self-contained room
// Communal social spaces
// Facilities for hire at preferential rates for tenants
// Publicity & promotion through Grays Wharf
// Good location with street front gallery
// A creative community with a public programme of exhibitions
// Characterful and historic waterside building

If you’re interested and would like to have a look, please email:

Grays Wharf Studios

There are nine new studios on the first floor at Grays Wharf which are occupied by a fantastic group of
artists, illustrators, photographers and ceramicists. Follow the links below to see their work.

Otis Blease
Katie Bunnell
David Doran
Jon Doran
Jessie Higginson
Emma Lewis
Guy Martin
Rosanna Martin
Oliver Raymond-Barker
Hannah Woodman

There is a waiting list for first floor self-contained studio spaces at Grays Wharf Studios.
If you would like to be added, please email:


Upcoming Exhibitions

Open Studios Cornwall

Saturday 25th May to Saturday 2nd June 2019
Exhibition open 10am to 4pm / closed Sundays

Visit us at Grays Wharf where a number of artists based here are taking part in Open Studios:

Otis Blease
Katie Bunnell
Jon Doran
Oliver Raymond-Barker
Hannah Woodman

Work will also be on show in our gallery.

Find out when each artist will open their studio here.

Previous Exhibitions

Opening Group Exhibition

9th November to 22nd December 2018

Rosanna Martin, Metic, 2015. Coloured porcelain, copper glaze, bone china, found metal.

This inaugural exhibition features the work of eight talented artists who took up residence at Grays Wharf earlier this year.

Behind closed doors a great diversity of practice takes place here. From global documentary photography and illustration to fine art painting and contemporary ceramics at the forefront of digital research, all the participants are internationally exhibited and hugely experienced in their field. This exhibition celebrates not only their work, but also their leap of faith in bringing their expertise to a part derelict building with only the vague promise of a professional venue from which to work.

Although the tenants occupy a range of disciplines, this exhibition reveals some intriguing threads that link their work. The scrutinised geologies of Rosanna Martin’s Fragments series seem expanded through a wider lens in Hannah Woodman’s sweeping rocky seascapes, while Jon Doran’s ambiguous forms in misty landscapes echo the abstracting of nature found in Oliver Raymond-Barker’s photographic prints. The graphic playfulness of Katie Bunnell’s ceramics, Jessie Higginson’s screen-prints and David Doran’s illustrations belie the intricate processes required to give us this illusion of spontaneity, while illusion is cleverly employed by Guy Martin’s ‘Parallel State’ photographic series to explore the conflation between fiction and reality in a much more turbulent context.

This exhibition reveals some of the various and complex methods involved in producing such impressive work.

What all the exhibitors have in common is a commitment to their practice that sees them constantly testing its limits. Even the most established professionals need time to experiment, discover, perfect or fail and a large part of the reason for establishing Grays Wharf was to provide contemplative spaces and a community of practitioners in which to do this.

Exhibiting Artists

Katie Bunnell
David Doran
Jon Doran
Jessie Higginson
Guy Martin
Rosanna Martin
Oliver Raymond-Barker
Hannah Woodman

Talks and Courses

Grays Wharf has recently secured funding from Cultivator Cornwall to buy tools and equipment for a range of arts courses. We’re now in the process of developing these and plan to start running them later this summer.

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Previous Talks

Guy Martin / The Parallel State

Artist Talk / Book Signing / 06/12/2018
6.30 – 7.30pm followed by book signing / £5 / £3 students

Guy Martin / The Parallel State

Launched in November at Paris Photo, the world’s largest photographic fair, internationally renowned photographer Guy Martin presents his new book The Parallel State. Detailing a journey that began life as a study of the Turkish soap opera industry and led to a documentation of the country’s concurrent political turmoil, the result is a fascinating visual record that fuses truth, reality and lies in contemporary Turkey. Please join us to hear Guy talk about a project where no image is as it seems.

Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.

Grays Wharf Gallery / Grays Wharf / Commercial Road / Penryn / TR10 8AE