Work Experience

We offer work experience for students of all ages. This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable experience of working in the arts and culture sector. For those students who are creative, interested in contemporary art exhibitions and projects and would like to understand how a rural, publically-funded gallery operates, please fill out our work experience application form.

Room hire

We offer a flexible and accessible space within our lovely gallery for all types of hire: meetings, workshops, classes, sessions and events. Please view our room hire page for more details.


At THG, we are proud of our association with South West based artists.

One of THG's founding aims is to support both established and emerging artists from across the South West region via our exhibition programme. Please see below our future exhibition opportunities open to artists. For more details on how to enter and when to apply, please contact 01404 45006 / info@thelmahulbert.com.

THG Open 2020: This biennial exhibition celebrates the rich talent of both established and emerging artists. All artists can submit work who live and work in South West England (as defined by Arts Council England). The THG OPEN 2018 featured 71 artworks.The best emerging artist prize (£250) and main prize (£750) were both awarded to James Carstairs for his artwork 'Crowd Identity'.  Visitors' Choice Prize (£150) went to Genevieve Murray for her portrait 'Frances'. The selection panel is drawn from key professionals from the arts community. The next submissions will be invited for THG Open 2020 in May 2020.

Evolver Exhibition 2019: THG hosts the Evolver Prize every other year. Artists, photographers and designers are invited to submit artwork for the prize of £1,000 and having their work published on the front cover of the July/August edition of Evolver magazine -  the Wessex arts and culture guide. For more details please visit Evolver Magazine

Present Makers 2020: Vibrant, annual selling exhibition showcasing the skill and innovation of craft makers across the South West region. The next submissions will be invited in June 2020. All artists can submit work who live and work in South West England (as defined by Arts Council England).

For more details about these exhibiting opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter or contact us : info@thelmahulbert.com / 01404 45006.

Thelma Hulbert

Thelma Hulbert (1913–1995) was an English visual artist who was particularly well known as a painter of still lives and landscapes. Hulbert was a member of the Euston Road School of artists. Hulbert's work can be found in a number of public collections, including TATE, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 



THG aims wherever possible to reduce our environmental impact and support our local economy and community.

Local services and products:

  • All artists and craftsmen exhibiting in our shop are South West based as are the refreshments provided and we sell Fair Trade coffee
  • For our events we use local street food vans, suppliers, practitioners and artists to deliver workshops
  • We used local services and materials in our garden regeneration project. For the seating, we used flints excavated from the gallery basement in gabions with sustainably sourced oak tops from the woodland of Ed Brooks Furniture (5 miles away); Tony Benger Landscapers (2 miles away) undertook the hard-landscaping work, local nurseries and orchards Devon Pond PlantsAdam's ApplesTrill Farm and Otter Farm all donated or supplied the plants and fruit trees
  • Signage, printing, design work, professional photography are all Honiton or East Devon-based firms including AG Signs

Working with local community, charities and businesses:


  • We have installed a large water butt to collect rainwater from the downpipes to water the vegetables
  • We created a highly innovative ‘dry pond’ rainwater garden - a Sustainable Drainage System to prevent flooding - with the help of East Devon District Council’s engineers, designed to harvest surface water that would otherwise run onto the road. This is filled with native pond plants and creates a thriving biodiverse environment for insects and aquatic invertebrates
  • We re-used and recycled shrubs and plants from the garden to other areas
  • We recycle and compost our waste and all our paper is recycled
  • Our art materials are sourced from Exeter Scrapstore – businesses waste paper and products

Involving our staff :

  • Staff and volunteers are involved with the decisions about improving our sustainability via our monthly team meetings
  • Most of our 30 volunteers are Honiton-based and can walk to THG


Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers are at THG every Thursday between 10.00 and 12.00pm.

Do you suspect you have something precious up in the attic? Bring it in and ask the experts.

You will receive a verbal opinion on the value of your fine art/antiques without charge or obligation by one of the experts at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood - the largest fine art auctioneers and valuers in the Westcountry.

The valuations take place in the privacy of our Learning Room.

More details about Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

Masterpieces Youth Group

The THG Youth Group Masterpieces meet every other Wednesday during term time from 4.30pm – 6pm at THG. The group is made up of young people, between the ages of 12 and 16 years.

What we do : art activities! We also travel to other galleries, for example Tate St Ives where we met members of Young Tate and the Whitechapel Gallery, London as part of a research trip.

Sign up ! If you would like to join Masterpieces, we are recruiting now so please email us. These activities can lead towards a Bronze/Silver Arts Award