25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

The Old Milking Barn


Welcome to The Old Milking Barn - a beautiful space for a beautiful collection of seascape photography, upcycling projects, antiques and curios.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you to The Old Milking Barn for the Open Studios week in 2024. It was always our intention when we set about saving a crumbling building, to create a unique space as a gallery/studio. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, today it feels like we have achieved our goal. The Barn showcases a selection of my favourite seascapes, a collection of upcycling projects and some lovely antiques & curios that I have accumulated over the years.

The north Cornwall clifftops, beaches and waves are without doubt a photographer’s dream. Whatever the weather (and usually the worse the better) I am out with my camera in search of new locations or vantage points. Landscapes and definitely seascapes are challenging for sure and the results sometimes subjective in terms of their appeal. My hope is that my work goes some way to capturing the unfolding drama of the coastline, its immense scale and power, and in doing so offer some perspective as to how small us humans are in the grand scheme of things. When you visit the Barn, you will be able to enjoy a selection of framed prints on the walls and scroll through further images that you might like digitally.

In addition to photography in recent years I have rekindled a passion for upcycling, antiques and curios. The Barn feels like the perfect place to display and photograph my collection and it would be a pleasure to share it with you.

It is hard to categorise the collection I have compiled. I like what I like. For sure there is a common authenticity that runs through most of the items and perhaps a sense of nostalgia as an antidote to the throw away transient society we live in today. At its simplest I am doing my bit for recycling and surround myself with lovely things that have a soul and story to tell.

So please do come and say hi if you are able. Coffee and refreshments will be available and perhaps even a home made biscuit.


Opening Times
10am - 4pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

Google Maps is pretty good at directing people to the property. We are the first house on the left as you come up the hill from the A39. Using What3words app the location to the parking spot is ///wiggling.admiringly.trams.
The map used on this profile is powered by Google maps and the pin use postcodes rather than very specific locations, in some cases this may not be accurate and it is always worth checking the venue directions on the participants page.

The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment