The Arts

The wealth of natural beauty that changes moment by moment around Sharpham House provides an ideal environment for creativity, arts and inspiration to flourish.

Over the years artists and thinkers have lived and worked on the Estate and this spirit of creative enquiry forms the basis for our programme of events.

Sharpham House offers a wonderfully creative space with a long history of supporting the arts dating back to the 1960s with the Ash family, who owned the house at the time and who were generous patrons of the arts. 

Many artists and writers have visited and stayed at Sharpham and have been enriched by the beauty of the surroundings including the poet Brian Patten, visual artist Sarah Gillespie and the Polish painter Zdzislaw Ruszkowski - whose work is peppered through Sharpham House.

The House contains a diverse and inspiring collection of paintings and sculptures both old and new with works by 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth and 17th century Dutch landscape painter Aelbert Cuyp.

Today we invite artists, poets and creative thinkers of all ages and abilities to use Sharpham as a venue for their projects and courses. Also, taking part in the art-based activities during one of our Estate open days is a great way to try something new.


Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Ben Ballard Tel: 01803 731801

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT