St Just

High: +15°

Low: +14°

Sun, 02.07.2017

Drop in on your way to the beach....
Or spend a whole day checking out our beautiful work and enjoying home-made cakes and drinks in our Cafe area

Painting Sculpture Jewellery Textiles Ceramics Metalwork Woodcarving Clothing Photography Prints Stained-Glass......

Nearly all items for sale


Last year we raised £40,000 at the Exhibition & £50,000 throughout the year. And over the years we have donated over £800,000, with money coming from this Exhibition and other Fundraising events throughout the year.So every visit and every beautiful thing you purchase contributes to this vital cause.


Delicious homemade cakes are available in our Cafe area


There is free parking at the school and in the car park in the town(see map )


A Treasure Trail Quiz is available for children


Disabled access is possible in most areas

History of the Show

Run entirely by volunteers,this amazing Exhibition was started in 1967 by the late Dr David Jefferson Brewer who had seen the high quality paintings and crafts being created in local homes, and had the vision to use them to raise funds for what was then, the British Empire Cancer Campaign Committee.
This first Exhibition was held in the Parish Rooms with items on display only and raised £200.
The Exhibition moved on to the W I Hall and then to the newly opened Cape Cornwall School.
As time has gone on the Exhibition has expanded and now uses 3 halls in the school, has approx 400 Exhibitors each year making it one of the largest Art and Craft Exhibitions in the south west of the UK.


The 51st Art and Craft Exhibition, held to fundraise for Cancer Research UK, was a fantastic success this year achieving an amazing profit of approximately £40,000. The Exhibition was busy every day regardless of the weather, but super busy on those inclement days, getting off to a great start at the Preview Evening when the Exhibition was declared open by Michael Eavis of Glastonbury. We were very pleased to see an increase in attendance at the Preview and remind you that this event is open to all. The 40 new Craft Exhibitors this year created a fresher overall look and made a total of 286 Craft Exhibitors and, in addition, there were 297 paintings displayed on the walls. All these amazing Exhibitors live within 30 miles of St Just. Their talents range from woodwork, textiles, photography, jewellery, pottery and ceramics, to paintings in different mediums. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers who once again did a marvellous job. We could not hold this event without you and we are very grateful that so many people are willing to give their time to help us. If you would like to help or Exhibit next year, please call Helen on 01736 786613.


Another accolade for one of our committee: Helen Williams ,our Exhibition secretary and coordinator (on left of picture),received a Volunteering Appreciation Award from Volunteer Cornwall,having been nominated by Nikki Collins from Cancer Research UK. Congratulations Helen on a very well deserved award.