Gallery Hire: Spring/Summer 2022

Hire our gallery during the busy Spring/Summer season (April 4th - October 1st 2022)

About this experience

Thank you for considering PJW Illustration Studio’s gallery as the location of your next exhibition/pop up shop! 2022 looks to be an extremely busy tourist season for Falmouth and we're confident your exhibition/pop up shop will have great footfall. Located in the centre of town within St. George's Arcade's popular cluster of independent shops you'll be in the heart of the high street with students, tourists and locals alike checking out your products. The arcade is metres away from the harbour so you can see the sea, and benefits from being close to Church Street car park where many events and open air bars operate throughout the season, with thousands of tourists visiting this area of town.

We welcome exhibitions/pop up shops from creatives from a range of disciplines. Please have a read through the following info, and if you like what you hear book your exhibition slot today!


Your booking includes the following:

  • One week's access to our Gallery from 10:00 until 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

  • Electric and WiFi.

  • Access to staff WC, Kitchenette with microwave, kettle and butler's sink and locker.

  • Hooks, Clips and Mini Shelves for displaying/hanging wall art.

  • One double sided A-Board (fits 2 x A1 size posters).

  • Light-Up Counter (displays 3 x A3 prints) + Stool.

  • 40 pocket Spinner for cards/postcards/mini prints (fits A6 size cards/postcards and 5x7" prints).

  • Lockable display cabinet for small ceramics or jewellery items.

  • Four medium size white exhibition plinths in various shapes and sizes.

  • One extra large white tall Display Plinth for a centre piece.

  • Various display accessories(acrylic counter top display for business cards, sticker packs, over 25 wooden display stands for A5/A4 prints or merchandise etc).

  • One clothing rail.

  • Two large Print Racks for A3-A1 size prints.


To book your slot for an exhibition, click on the "Select Week" box in the left hand column. A weekly diary will appear with the current week selected. Scroll through to the week you would like to book your exhibition, and click on the Monday (M) icon so that it is highlighted in blue. The diary listing will now display that week, and if it is available for hire or not. When you have found a week available you like, confirm it, then select the next box "Select Price Category". Select your price based on whether or not you are a current student in higher education, book your exhibition, and voila! You're coming to Falmouth to do a show! Congratulations! We can't wait to meet you and introduce your art/products to Cornwall.


We welcome group bookings. It helps you spread the cost between members and share the space for an exhibition together. The price is the same whether you are an artist planning a solo show or a group of friends planning an event together. When making a group booking, one person should be the main point of contact for the event: he/she/they should make the booking in their name, will act as key holder during your week, and should be present during set-up and closure of the exhibition. All members of the group should have PPL and PI Insurance (see below for more info on how to get it).


If you are a current student in higher education, you can select the STUDENT price when making your booking. You will be required to present your student ID card on arrival at the gallery when you set up your exhibition.


We have a strict policy that anything you sell at our gallery must be made or designed by you or members of your group. You cannot sell items that infringe the copyright of others, and we discourage Vintage clothing, Antiques, mass market products and sellers of precious metals/jewellery. We are looking for traders who love to make things themselves and want to have the opportunity to sell direct to their customers 🙂. We therefore welcome bookings from artists and makers who wish to sell the following items: 

  • Fine Art, Paintings, Drawings, Printmaking, Illustration

  • Photography or new media, such as NFT's

  • Bespoke, limited edition Books, handmade Stationery and Zines

  • Bespoke/upcycled furniture

  • Illustrated homewares such as handmade lampshades/cushions

  • Fashion, Textiles & Accessories of your own design 

  • Ceramics

  • Crafts, handmade Toys, pins and non-precious metal jewellery

If you have something you want to sell that isn't listed here, please get in touch by email and we can advise if we think it is a good fit for the gallery or not.


We regret that the Arcade does not have disabled access and access to our gallery, our studio and the WC's is by staircase.


On the Monday of your exhibition/popup, Pete will meet you at the studio at 10:00 AM so you can set up and open to customers that morning. You will have a key so you can shut the shop if you need to go to an appointment elsewhere or grab lunch. Pete will be around most days in the upstairs studio though if you require assistance, and he will open and close the shop for you every day. 


It is your responsibility to staff the gallery for all hours you are open. Groups usually create a rota and do a few hours each over the week. We do not take a commission on your sales, so any earnings you generate during your exhibition/popup are yours to take home with you. You can choose to take cash or card payments if you have a card reader. We recommend getting a card reader as most customers prefer to pay by card. You can pick one up for around £20-£30 online, and connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. We recommend you use a phone or iPad with your card reader that has mobile coverage like 4G as then you are always ready to take a payment if for some reason the WIFI cuts out. Card readers can be temperamental! You are responsible for providing bags and packaging for your customer purchases. 


Due to the demand for spaces and the planning that goes into events, we cannot accept cancellations of exhibitions. However, we do accept ONE date “exchange” if you give us one week’s notice before your exhibition is due to start. Depending on availability you can exchange your exhibition dates for an alternative date from the date of your original booking. If for any reason we have to cancel your exhibition due to unforeseen circumstances we will offer you an alternative date or full refund.



If you sell at markets and in shops in the U.K. you are required to hold Public & Products Liability and Professional Indemnity (PPL and PI) insurance. Most artists join the Artist’s Network - a great website where you get news about calls for exhibitions, job alerts and grants, and includes this insurance as part of your annual membership. You can obtain your insurance and AN membership here. We offer a locker for your use during the week in our studio, but cannot take responsibility for shoplifting, breakage or theft of valuables on our premises during the exhibition so please make sure you have home contents insurance that covers your precious items when you are away from home. If you are selling expensive fine art pieces, consider AN's specialist insurance policy for artists attending exhibitions. 



If you would like to brand the pop up shop with your logo we can advise on where to purchase custom branded removable window stickers.

Still have questions? Reach out!

Just drop us an email at with any questions and we’ll get back to you asap.


Your Host

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Your host for the week is Pete! Hi! I’m really looking forward to meeting you and showing you around the gallery and making sure you have everything you need for your exhibition. If you need anything just drop me an email at 😁