Inclusive dance theatre charity Shallal are starting the new year with a splash, exhibiting a vibrant mix of artwork at Helston Museum, from Monday, January 8.

The exhibition is part of Shallal’s Cornish Doorways project, exploring the theme of doorways to learning and celebrating the life of Cornish philanthropist John Passmore Edwards, who gave the county so many of its public buildings, including Helston Museum.

The project has enabled dance company members to work with professional artists to progress creative ideas in a diverse range of mediums. The exhibition runs until January 22.

Visitors can expect to see photographs of Shallal’s dancers by professional photographer Belinda Whiting, inspiring props and costumes from Shallal’s two recent shows devised for Godolphin House and Falmouth Library, installation work made by the dance company for Godolphin House gardens, paintings of Passmore Edwards and his public buildings and banners commissioned for the staircase at Falmouth Art Gallery.

The exhibition also showcases Shallal’s Sketchbooks project, giving visitors the chance to look through some of the inspiring completed sketchbooks.

Shallal is grateful for the grass roots support as well as national funding and partnerships which enable this work to take place as part of their Cornish Doorways project. Funding partners include Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Feast Cornwall and many generous local donors.

Helston Museum has a wheelchair accessible entrance with lift access to the exhibition space. There is some limited disabled parking outside the museum. For further information call 01326 564027.