Spot the Artist Exhibition and Auction

Following the recent rapid rise in Covid cases in Bude, the Trustees of the Friends of Bude Sea Pool have made an executive decision to postpone all indoor, in-person events in October and November 2021. It was put to vote and it was decided that this course of action is in the interest of public health of both residents and visitors. 

The Art Extravaganza will now be held from 11-13th May 2022.

Spot the Artist Exhibition & End of Show Auction 


Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) is hosting these fundraising events to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its taking over the management of Bude Sea Pool on behalf of the community in Bude on the theme of ‘A Coastal Perspective’a perfect way to express the love of the sea and what it gives back to us in terms of wellbeing and pleasure. Providing this opportunity in this remote corner of Cornwall will allow the work of renowned artists to be seen by all and with the possibility of maybe even purchasing a piece of professional artwork. 


Spot the Artist Exhibition

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th May, 12-8pm

Friday 13th May 10am-2pm


From sketches to finished pieces, from the figurative to the abstract, FoBSP has sought the involvement of professional artists and well-known people, both near and far to create and donate a small piece of artwork.

These will be professionally mounted and exhibited anonymously. Viewers will be able to enjoy seeing if they can Spot the Artist and will have the opportunity to buy one of the anonymous works to take home for £50. All pieces will remain on display for the duration of the Exhibit and will be available for collection on the evening of the Auction when you will discover whose work you have chosen. 

During the show, it will also be possible to preview all Auction items and to leave a sealed bid, should you not be able to attend the Auction itself. These can be left with Auction volunteers or at the FoBSP Office until 2pm on Friday 13th May.


Auction, Friday 13th May

6:30pm Doors open

7pm Introducing the Art and Creators

7:30 Bidding starts

The auction is comprised of the work of professional artists on the theme of ‘Coastal Perspective’. Items included will be both 2D and 3D. These will be on display for preview throughout the Exhibition. FoBSP has been donated many pieces of artwork, including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The Auction Catalogue is now available.

Please register early here to secure your bidding card as spaces are limited. 

While entry is ticketed and free, registration is necessary however as numbers are limited, as is seated. Both are on a first come, first served basis.

Please note you can submit a sealed bid by 2pm on Friday 13th May to, should you not be able to attend the event itself.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

On the night, before bidding starts, you will be introduced to the pieces on auction and the creators themselves. Several artists will also be attending.