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Art exhibitions Cornwall

 

Incunables: the infancy of printing

Saturday, 4th March 2017 until Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Incunables: the infancy of printing as seen in the Lanhydrock library.
Incunables is a term that refers to early books printed in Europe before 1501.
Lanhydrock has 28 of this type of book, unusually high for a private collection.
This exhibition in the historic Gallery will draw on the library collection in order to show some of our early printed works.
This will be the first time that our incunabula will be shown in a single exhibition.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility: steps are on the route to the Long Gallery.
Lanhydrock, 2 Treffry Lane, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AD

 

A Certain Kind of Light

Thursday, 25th May 2017 until Saturday, 23rd September 2017

A Certain Kind of Light: Light in Art Over Six Decades is a major exhibition exploring how artists have responded to light, its transience and effect. Encompassing paintings, sculpture, photography, and installation, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by fifteen leading artists.
The exhibition considers the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms.
It includes Colour Construction by Peter Lanyon who was a leading figure at Newlyn Art Gallery in the 1950s and 60s, as well as camera-less photographs by Garry Fabian Miller who had a solo show here in 2008.
As part of the exhibition, and to mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of The Exchange, Cornwall-based artist Peter Freeman will reprogramme and update Lightwave, the dramatic artwork illuminating the glass façade of The Exchange that he first created when the gallery opened in 2007.
Artists in the exhibition: Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Angela Bulloch, Garry Fabian Miller, Ceal Floyer, Peter Freeman, Raphael Hefti, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lanyon, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julian Opie, John Riddy, Mark Titchner, Paul Winstanley, Toby Ziegler.
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An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition. Curated by Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne with many works from the Arts Council Collection which is managed by Southbank Centre, London.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

New Visions by Canon Robin Murch

Wednesday, 6th September 2017 until Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

Robin Murch, is a retired Anglican priest, who in retirement year 2000, took up art as a pass time activity. The pictures usually take care of themselves and end up only broadly like the initial ideas. The inspirations drip into the mind as the work progresses and beg expression. All this Robin finds as exciting fun. Over time Robin has developed the New Visions Project, which brings some pictures to be exhibited in Churches to assist with their outreach.
St Mary's Church, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ

 

Associated Territories Exhibition

Saturday, 16th September 2017 until Friday, 6th October 2017

Our exhibition presents the works of four female artists from the Tri-city, Pomerania, Poland.
The Work consists of drawings, paintings and batiks. The subjects which interest us in our creativity are varied - these are our individual 'territories', which we are 'associating' in the framework of our common exhibitions and this is the potential of our informal group. We are not connected by the same slogans, ideas or beliefs, what associates us is the similar attitude to our work and the inner need for co-operation. This sort of attitude has created long lasting artistic friendships, common activity and common aims. All of us to a certain degree and meaning are leaders, but at the same time we want to share our work and be actively associating our individual territories.
Exhibition open 11-3. 16th Sept - 6th Oct Tues - Sat
The Fish Factory Art Space, Falmouth Wharves, North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2TF

 

John Armstrong: Dream & Reality

Saturday, 16th September 2017 until Saturday, 18th November 2017

This exhibition examines the diverse range of work produced over the lifetime of this intriguing artist. John Armstrong ARA (1893 - 1973) studied briefly at St John’s Wood School of Art but was essentially self-taught. His one-man exhibition in 1928 established him in avant-garde circles, including that of Unit One with Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash and others. He later became deeply involved in theatre and film, designing sets for the Royal Ballet and costumes for ten of Alexander Korda’s epic films. After the war, he spent a period of time in Lamorna before returning to London and continuing his eclectic style that encompassed still life and classicism alongside larger, more abstract works. 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

 

Robyn Denny

Saturday, 23rd September 2017 until Saturday, 6th January 2018

A solo exhibition celebrating the work of the painter Robyn Denny (1930-2014) is to be presented across both our venues this autumn.
Denny was one of an internationally acclaimed group who transformed British art in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, leading it into the international mainstream. His resolutely urban, large-scale abstract paintings captured the cool, modernising mood of the time. He graduated from RCA in 1957, and within a decade was enjoying considerable international success, alongside his contemporaries Howard Hodgkin, Bridget Riley, Peter Blake and David Hockney. In 1966 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale with Anthony Caro, Bernard Cohen, Harold Cohen and Richard Smith and at the time of his 1973 Tate retrospective he was the youngest artist to be so honoured.
This exhibition is a celebration of the work of an artist key to British abstraction, who kept his eye firmly on America and his London contemporaries. This exhibition, concurrently presented at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance, offers an in-depth understanding of the evolution of his work over five decades and an exploration of the importance and contemporary relevance of his work. Importantly, the exhibition will draw attention to later works, dating from the early 1980s and beyond, which have rarely been presented publicly before.
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Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Colourful Language

Saturday, 30th September 2017 until Sunday, 15th October 2017

Curated exhibition of small works, exploring the contemporary language of colour.
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG

 

Robyn Denny

Saturday, 7th October 2017 until Saturday, 6th January 2018

A solo exhibition celebrating the work of the painter Robyn Denny (1930-2014) is to be presented across both our venues this autumn. \
Denny was one of an internationally acclaimed group who transformed British art in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, leading it into the international mainstream. His resolutely urban, large-scale abstract paintings captured the cool, modernising mood of the time. He graduated from RCA in 1957, and within a decade was enjoying considerable international success, alongside his contemporaries Howard Hodgkin, Bridget Riley, Peter Blake and David Hockney. In 1966 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale with Anthony Caro, Bernard Cohen, Harold Cohen and Richard Smith and at the time of his 1973 Tate retrospective he was the youngest artist to be so honoured. This exhibition is a celebration of the work of an artist key to British abstraction, who kept his eye firmly on America and his London contemporaries. This exhibition, concurrently presented at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance, offers an in-depth understanding of the evolution of his work over five decades and an exploration of the importance and contemporary relevance of his work. Importantly, the exhibition will draw attention to later works, dating from the early 1980s and beyond, which have rarely been presented publicly before.
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The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

Still Energy’ by Colin Brown

Tuesday, 10th October 2017 until Sunday, 29th October 2017

Sensitive interpretations of contemplative still-life paintings are displayed alongside his new abstract works full of energy and movement. This intriguing and beautiful exhibition explores the dynamics of stillness and action, and the creative tension between them.
St Mary's Church, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ

 

Christmas arts and crafts exhibition and sale of work

Thursday, 30th November 2017 until Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Christmas arts and crafts exhibition and sale of workFour groups of local artists with a huge variety of styles and themes
Hayle Art Society, Wesley Rock Art Group, Gillian Coopers Sketchbook Group and Allsorts
Unique gifts from only £1.00.
There will also be a special table with work donated by exhibitors which will be for sale to raise funds for the Cornwall Greyhound Trust
This event is being organised by Jayne Herbert the owner of CACD. If you can help me advertise this event I would appreciate it, there are posters you can download here.
Thursday, 30th November until Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Except Sunday
11am - 4pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, (Just off market Jew Street), Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT

 

Across Penwith from Coast to Coast by Nigel Haward

Tuesday, 5th December 2017 until Saturday, 30th December 2017

I paint in water colour and acrylic. Subjects include harbors, boats, landscape and marine studies. For more information visit Nigel Hawards web site
St Mary's Church, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ

 

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