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Art exhibitions Cornwall

 

Patrick Heron

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Sunday, 9th September 2018

Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.
Making use of the gallery’s new building, the show will include a number of large-scale paintings offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore this modern master’s sense of scale, colour and composition.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

 

Janet Cardiff - Forty Part Motet

Friday, 25th May 2018 until Monday, 27th August 2018

Janet Cardiff’s internationally acclaimed sound installation Forty Part Motet (2001) is at Richmond Chapel in Penzance, a former Wesleyan Chapel and Grade II listed building, usually closed to the public. Cardiff has reworked 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis’s choral masterpiece Spem in alium nunquam habui by recording 40 individual male voices from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir (bass, baritone, alto, tenor and child soprano) and playing each individual voice through its own speaker. The speakers are carefully positioned in eight different groups of five. Each group forms a choir of five singers with different vocal ranges so that the visitor can move amongst the 40 speakers to listen to single voices, or be immersed in the overall complexity of the choral ensemble.
The recording took place in a hall on the grounds of the cathedral. When the singers took a break during the three-hour session, Cardiff and sound editor Georges Bures Miller decided to keep recording; the singers talking and other sounds can be heard as an interlude in the final work, creating an intimate, direct connection between singers and listeners.
A Groundwork exhibition presented by Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.
Groundwork is a season of international contemporary art in Cornwall from May to September 2018. With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme presents new commissions made in Cornwall, together with existing works by internationally acclaimed artists. Groundwork is organised by Helston-based arts organisation CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust).
Launch Weekend: 5 - 7 May 2018
For further information  www.groundwork.art
Richmond Chapel, Tolver Road , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2AB

 

Derek Wilson

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Belfast based artist / maker Derek Wilson will exhibit a range of sculptural forms alongside functional ware.
Wilson combines his minimal aesthetic with accomplished craftsmanship, material knowledge and a propensity to propel modern ceramics through reinterpretation of its form.
The Studi Café, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Rose Wylie at The Exchange

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
At The Exchange, alongside works inspired by Quentin Tarantino films, and her memories of London during the Second World War, will be a selection of preparatory works on paper.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our galleries.
The Exchange, Princes Street , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

Rose Wylie at Newlyn Art Gallery

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
The large scale paintings at Newlyn Art Gallery include three recent works inspired by the Pilgrims ship the Mayflower voyage, which had a final landing at Newlyn to take on fresh water before sailing to America in 1620. In the lower gallery we will present Ben Rivers’ film What Means Something (2015) which reflects on his friendship with Rose, her painting and the artistic processes they have in common.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our venues.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Street , Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

Saturday, 16th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch's lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE

 

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement

Saturday, 30th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

Turn the handles and be amazed by our astounding automata.
This summer we will be celebrating Falmouth's tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers.
In association with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT

 

Art exhibition by textile/ mixed media artist Sarah Laidlaw

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 until Sunday, 30th September 2018

Art Exhibition at Heartlands, Pool, Red River Cafe by Textile and Mixed Media Artist Sarah Laidlaw.
The exhibition has orginal art for sale and limited edition prints.
Sarah Laidlaw's art is inspired by the flowers in the Cornish hedgerows and meadows that surround her cottage.
Her contemporary and colourful art will bring the countryside into your home. 
Heartlands, Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Redruth, Pool, Cornwall TR15 3QY

 

St Just CRUK Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Wednesday, 1st August 2018 until Friday, 17th August 2018

Now in it's 52nd year this superb and extensive Art and Crafts Exhibition raises money for Cancer Research UK.
There will be over 400 exhibitors again spread over 3 large halls with arts and crafts covering all genres.
All the artisans and artists live within a 30-mile radius of St Just.
There's always teas and coffees and super homemade cakes to fuel your visit.
There's parking at the school and entrance is £1/adult.
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Cape Cornwall School, Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, Cornwall TR19 7JX

 

Bridget Winterbourne - The Complete Picture

Saturday, 4th August 2018 until Thursday, 30th August 2018

Exciting new art work and a new collaborative book from artist Bridget Winterbourne.
Self-taught artist, Bridget Winterbourne, has a passion for painting vibrant, colourful landscape and coastal scenes, inspired by nature in Cornwall and Somerset, using a variety of painting materials.
Bridget exhibits in several events and galleries throughout the UK and this year she is taking part, for the fourth time, in the very popular artist exhibitions at Willoughby Gallery at Castle Bude, Cornwall.
Taking inspiration from Cornwall and her home in Somerset, Bridget will showcase her latest paintings, fine art prints, cards and books. With her love of the great outdoors, she explores the beauty of secret and secluded places, from remote beaches to meadows, woodlands and hedgerows. These special places are where she finds captivating and exhilarating subjects to paint throughout all the seasons.
This exhibition of new work is also the launch of Bridget’s new book ‘The Complete Picture’. A chance meeting with poet, John Watts, was the catalyst for this stunning and original creative collaboration. John describes Bridget’s paintings using his sublime prose, complimenting beautifully the relationship between painting and poetry.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 4th August until Thursday 30th August 2018 with a preview evening on Friday 3rd August 6.30-8.30pm. More information concerning location and times can be found on the Castle Bude website.
For more information about Bridget and her artwork visit www.bridgetwinterbourne.co.uk or find her ‘Art to Inspire’ page on Facebook
Castle Bude.org.uk, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LG

 

Jubilee Pool: Then, Now, To Come

Saturday, 4th August 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Work-in-progress of a three-year participative, creative exploration of the life and history of Penzance’s iconic and much-loved lido.
For more information on the project see www.awen.org.uk/node/76
The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

Catherine Haines

Monday, 6th August 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

A collection of etchings and paintings that explore folklore, the sea and collections by artist Catherine Haines.
Opening Event: Fri 10 Aug 18.00 – 21.00
with Indian street food from Sharmi’s Kitchen, serving curries, chapatis, pakoras, and Indian Scotch eggs
All welcome.
With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists.
All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Colour and Space

Monday, 20th August 2018 until Sunday, 26th August 2018

Colour and Space is pleased to announce an exhibition launch of affordable art at Trenance Cottages. The exhibition will showcase a collection of etchings, screen prints and paintings from established and emerging artists and will promote enjoying affordable art in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The display will include etchings by Louise Davies who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work is inspired by the landscape and reflects the countryside and coast of where she spent her early childhood. Alongside this will be the eye catching screen prints from Brighton based duo Maze who create strong clean patterns and bold geometric shapes balanced with vibrant colours inspired by 1950’s educational book covers, nature and mechanical drawings.
There will also be a burst of coastal creativity from Bold & Noble who create handmade prints that celebrate their love of graphic design, maps and typography. Their designs are printed using traditional methods as well as using recycled or carefully sourced materials. New work will be on display by Newquay based artist Gareth Ellis who has recently taking up printmaking to great success, the prints show his love of Cornwall and depict his favourite views from around the coast.
Indulge your creative side with a fresh new look at affordable art. The Colour and Space exhibition will be on display until Sunday 26th August.
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Trenance Cottages, Trenance Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2HW

 

Arts and crafts exhibition

Friday, 14th September 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

Arts and crafts exhibition with selected arts and crafts available for sale.
Exhibits will include paintings, handicrafts, lace, woodturning, quilting, photography, handmade note books and children's art.
Moring coffee, light lunches and teas available.
Admission by programme £2.00
A big welcome to everyone.
10.30am - 4.30pm
St Pauls Church, Church Hill, Chacewater TR4 8PZ
 

 

Borlase Smart: A Passion for the Sea

Saturday, 15th September 2018 until Saturday, 17th November 2018

Robert Borlase Smart (1881 – 1947) was originally from Devon but made his name as an artist in St Ives. During the First World War, he served with the Artists’ Rifles Regiment and as a Captain with the Machine Gun Corps, and, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, this exhibition features a selection of his war drawings. It also includes many of his magnificent marine paintings and seascapes depicting the turbulent seas of the West Cornwall coast alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Leonard Fuller, Peter Lanyon and Julius Olsson.
Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE

 

Nashashibi / Skaer

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Sunday, 13th January 2019

Travel to Gauguin's Tahiti through the work of two British filmmakers
Contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer will premiere in the UK an ambitious new 16mm film that retraces Paul Gauguin’s fêted journey to Tahiti. The exhibition will include an exploration of the mythology surrounding Gauguin and his time in French Polynesia. Visions of the tropics by Gauguin will be shown alongside his predecessors, such as William Hodges and Edward Gennys Fanshawe who accompanied Captain Cook to the South Pacific, as well as Nashashibi/Skaer’s new film. Together these works will address the way art has represented the exoticised woman and colonised lands.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

 

Michael Porter

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Saturday, 5th January 2019

Newlyn-based artist Michael Porter presents a new series of exquisitely executed watercolours that explore soil, plants and the natural world.
Digging in the dirt
Getting your hands dirty
Grovelling in the dirt
Flinging dirt in your face
A clod of dirt
A dirty stain
Dumped in dirt
And yet it can be so beautiful
Michael Porter, April 2018
All works are for sale.
With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramics by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s learning and exhibition activities.
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Many and Beautiful Things

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Saturday, 5th January 2019

An exhibition concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Featuring Rineke Dijkstra’s portraits of a young soldier going through training in the French Foreign Legion, Binelde Hyrcan’s film of young boys in Angola as they dream of the high life, Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter for one minute every month from the age of 11 - 18 years old, Santiago Mostyn documented in text and photographs his band of friends as they travelled across America and Joseph Szabo in 1970s was a high school teacher who used the camera to connect with his students.
Plus #fragment24a, a billboard, poster, and social media commission to give voice to young people in Cornwall today.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

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