Current Exhibitions:

Philip Jackson: Philip Jackson has painted professionally since 1980. Exhibitions of his work have been held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in the United States.

He is currently preparing an exhibition of original paintings, with a preview scheduled for later this year. If you wish to be invited to the preview please email : philip.jackson@stratside.com

The Bude Riot of 1899: We are currently showing a local history exhibition featuring the Bude Riot of 1899, an event which seems to have been airbrushed out of our history. This is an opportunity to find out whether your ancestors may have been connected with the riot. To date we have traced five families who are descended from the rioters, strangely none of these families had any previous knowledge of the event.

Past Exhibitions:

John Ley Pethybridge: An exhibition was held featuring the life and works of artist, John Ley Pethybridge, who was born on 6 April 1865 in Launceston. He was married at Okehampton in 1901 and spent much of his married life in Stratton. During the time that he was based at Stratton Pethybridge entered probably the finest and most prolific period of his career. His main source of income was as a book illustrator and local scenery from Stratton, Kilhampton, Stowe, Bude and Coombe Valley featured in many of his works.

Hawker of Morwenstow: An exhibition was held featuring books, manuscripts, photographs and letters from the life of Hawker of Morwenstow (1803 to 1875). Robert Stephen Hawker was born on 3 December 1803 in Plymouth and spent much of his boyhood in Stratton. He later became Vicar of Morwenstow in North Cornwall, serving the parish for over forty years.

When the "Caledonia" was shipwrecked off Sharpnose point in Cornwall in 1843 Hawker recovered and buried all but one of the crew. The exhibition was held to help raise funds for the restoration of the ship's figure head, a fine example of 19th Century ship carving. Approximately £1000 was raised towards the restoration fund.

For more information about these or future exhibitions please telephone 01288 356341 or email philip.jackson@stratside.com