‘Drawn to Cotehele’, an exhibition celebrating the art and artists of the Tamar Valley, has opened at National Trust Cotehele.

As part of the 75 years of caring for Cotehele celebrations, National Trust at Cotehele is hosting an art exhibition in partnership with Drawn to the Valley.

The exhibition is open every day from 11am to 4pm, until October 15.

While exploring the house, visitors will have an opportunity to view an array of local artworks inspired by Cotehele and the surrounding countryside.

As part of the exhibition, there will also be a special programme of ‘Meet the Maker’ events held at the Bull Pen Gallery, focusing on 3D artists from the Tamar Valley, such as, ceramicists and jewellery makers.

All art will be available to purchase throughout the course of the exhibition to help raise money for local artists and Cotehele’s conservation. The exhibition is free to visit, but normal entry admission applies.

Allison Cowen, Bull Pen Gallery manager for Cotehele, said: “Over the centuries, Cotehele’s ancient house and tranquil estate has inspired thousands of artists. Working with Drawn to the Valley to create this exhibition gives us an opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing artists currently working in the region, keeping this important legacy alive.”

Katy Choroszewska, Drawn to the Valley artist, said: “For centuries artists have been inspired by Cotehele, the house, the garden and the estate. Artists of Drawn to the Valley have followed this tradition in creating an exhibition of new and exciting work - Drawn to Cotehele.”

Richard Burrow, visitor experience manager at Cotehele, said: “The Tamar Valley has always inspired a vast range of artists, from Turner’s visits in the early nineteenth century, to those who work in a variety of ways and mediums today. Though methods may have changed over time, each artist is united by their passion for this beautiful part of the South West.

“Today, Cotehele continues to inspire and provides an opportunity for local artists to have their work seen by over 175,000 supporters each year.”

Details can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele