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Ashley Hanson at the Shire Hall Gallery

A Study in Violet, City of Glass

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Type: Exhibition

A member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, Ashley has an extensive national and international exhibition record, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Competition and The Discerning Eye. He is currently represented by Modern Artists Gallery, Reading and the Brook Gallery, Devon. As well as being a professional artist Ashley runs painting courses in a variety of locations within Cornwall, under the banner ‘Freedom in Painting’. To see Ashley’s work and for more details about the courses see

The Gallery can be found above the Visitors Centre at the Shire Hall. Opening Times: 

Tuesday 20th June – Saturday 18th July,   Mon – Fri 10 - 4pm , Sat 10 - 5pm. For information call 01208 76616.





Contact Details

Shire Hall
Mount Folly Square
PL31 2DQ

Tel: +44 01208 76616



  • Accept Children over 7

Event Facilities

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Chairlift access to gallery
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Road Directions

From A30 take the sliproad to Bodmin. Follow the road until you reach a mini-roundabout by Morrisons Supermarket. Go straight on here and proceed until you reach a second min-roundabout by a large Church, St Petrocs. Turn left and go up the hill towards a set of traffic lights. As you come up to the traffic lights, look to your right and you will see the Shire Hall on Mount Folly.

Public Transport Directions

From Padstow, Wadebridge, Liskeard and Plymouth - Go Cornwall Bus No. 11A

From Truro, St Austell and Lanivet - First Kernow Bus No. 27