Exeter Custom House


Phoebe Cummings Duties
Artist in Residence 
25-29 May 2022
Installation & exhibition of works on paper 30 May - 24 July 2022

Phoebe Cummings's new site-specific botanical installation for the Custom House is a contemporary response to the building’s original 17th century plaster ceilings.


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Zoë Quick: wool gathering

18-19 February 2022
Initial r&d for an ongoing programme exploring connections between wool, communities and land

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Herald of Spring
11-20 February 2022
Mapping the early Spring flowers growing along the River Exe and Canal and out to the estuary.


28 August - 26 September 2021

A solo exhibition of artworks by Marcus Vergette 

We are reanimating this beautiful 17th century heritage building as a site for creative making and cultural exchange, responding to the Custom House's rich heritage as a cultural gateway to the city and as a nexus of trade with other regions of the UK and further afield. 

Our programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, new commissions and participatory activity uses contemporary practice to illuminate the heritage of the building, the Southwest region and the local environment, and invites audiences to take notice of their distinctiveness and resonance in the 21st century.  We bring local communities and artists into dialogue, and into creative exchange with communities and artists in other places.

We curate our activity in collaboration with Literature Works and their Quay Words programme as cultural partners in residence at the Custom House


If you are interested in supporting our programme at the Custom House as a volunteer or as part of our paid work experience programme for local young people, please contact us.