About Us

Young Art Cornwall is an exciting new project, run by Cancer Research volunteers and open to all schools and colleges in Cornwall.

The project is a wonderful way to encourage children’s creative talents, an exciting opportunity for aspiring young artists across the county to have their work judged by well known and respected local artists, have their work exhibited in public and, of course raise money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.  
Young Art first started in London in 1988 at the Royal College of Art and has been exhibiting there ever since. In 2016 it raised over £86,000 for Cancer Research UK.  It was then replicated as Young Art Oxford in 2008, where it is held at The Ashmolean Museum.  The recent Devon and Cornwall projects have been so successful, that Cancer Research are now looking to extend this to every county across the country!

Our venue for the 2019 exhibition will be at Falmouth University.

The venue for the 2018 exhibition was at Tate St Ives (exhibiting category winners and highly commended), and was a fantastic success, with over 200 children and their families attending the preview and many more visiting the exhibition over the four days.  It was particularly rewarding to see children with both learning and physical special educational needs, joining in and celebrating on the same level as everyone else. 

“Tate St Ives was proud to host the exhibition of the winners’ work for the first Young Art Cornwall in our new Foyle Studio space in December 2018. The artwork that the children and young people created on the theme ‘What makes me happy’ was inspirational and it was wonderful to see so many people from our local community coming together on the opening night, to celebrate the achievements of the young artists and to support such a worthy and important cause.” Tate St Ives.