Bodega Bijou - which means “Little Shop” in Polari - is a gallery of Illustration and store founded during the Lockdown of 2020 by Pete Jordi Wood, a writer and illustrator from Cornwall.
Pete wanted to help fellow illustration students at the local University whose graduate exhibitions had been cancelled due to Covid19. He also wanted to help raise and amplify others who, like him, were marginalized voices in illustration. So he produced an exhibition including a diverse roster of emerging talent.
What began as an online, virtual gallery soon turned into an actual public showcase, involving over 30 illustrators from Truro to Thailand. Bodega Bijou Illustration Gallery is now a bricks-and-mortar store in the centre of Falmouth High Street, Cornwall, U.K.
We hope that you'll come see us soon!