Shallal Sketchbooks

Accessible art for everyone. The sketchbook project is a travelling library with exhibitions & community workshops.

We did it!

On 27th Jul 2018 we successfully raised £625 with 22 supporters in 56 days


Welcome to the 'Shallal Sketchbooks'; an exciting and innovative way to get your art exhibited.

Shallal  Sketchbooks focus is on inclusion and diversity, the sharing of working  processes and the benefits of making art accessible to all.

How it works:...

Joining  up couldn't be easier; Just request a sketchbook then you paint, draw,  cut, paste, write, photograph, play and imagine in its pages; when you  send back the completed book we will exhibit it! 

In addition one artist a month has the opportunity to blog on our site, headlining their work and inspiring the rest of us... 

Some feedback so far.....

"Doing the sketchbook made me feel free."

"A fascinating & diverse selection of wonderful art & musings, so enthralled we signed up."

" I loved the sketchbooks, so beautiful & thought provoking."

We  believe in inclusive accessible arts and so offer free sketchbooks as  well as encouraging donations, but our funding is ending soon, so we  really need as many pledgers or donations as possible to keep Shallal  Sketchbooks running.

The sketchbooks are returned and are stored it in our travelling library. 

The  project is lead by Shallal Studios and supported by Falmouth Art  Gallery. So far it has reached over 15,000 people throughout Cornwall  and beyond through social media, exhibitions and community workshops.  Shallal Sketchbooks has proved itself to be hugely popular and is much  in demand.

It  was generously funded by FEAST Cornwall and Falmouth Art  Gallery,  however from this summer it will need new funding to continue and  develop it, which is why we are asking for your help!

Thank you for taking the time to see what Shallal Sketchbooks is about. Please donate if you can

From all at Shallal Studio's and on behalf of the participants and audience that have and will benefit from Shallal Sketchbooks.

Many thanks for your generosity

Shallal  is an inclusive arts charity based in Cornwall celebrating diversity,  ability and community. For over 25 years Shallal has been pioneering  accessible arts particularly for those who need a supportive  environment. With a dance theatre company at it's centre, Shallal today  offers visual artist studio residencies, workshops and ongoing groups.

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