#CelebrateClayCountry: Landscapes in Lockdown

On display outdoors around the Wheal Martyn grounds from August – Christmas 2020

Come to Wheal Martyn this summer and autumn to see a brand new exhibition featuring our community’s photographs of Clay Country. Borne out of the limitations of the recent lockdown, the #CelebrateClayCountry exhibition celebrates the unique and interesting industrial landscapes of mid-Cornwall.

During a period when people were not able to enjoy the clay landscape in person, we asked our social media followers to share their images and thoughts on what the landscape meant to them. This exhibition features a wonderful selection of over 200 responses.

The photographs are displayed around the extensive outdoor grounds of the museum, so you can explore and reflect on the exhibition at your own pace, whilst maintaining social distancing.

Colin Vallance, Managing Director of Wheal Martyn, said, “We are delighted to share some wonderful images contributed by our community during the lockdown, along with their personal reflections on them – together these really showcase how much the clay area means to people and how the landscape has been a symbol of hope and a place to escape during the pandemic.”

Now that lockdown is easing and you are all exploring this evocative landscape again, we encourage you to share more of your images of the landscape or your experiences within it. Share them with us on social media with the hashtag #CelebrateClayCountry.

The exhibition will be on display until Christmas. Pre-booking timed slots is currently required for all visitors – book here.