Art exhibitions in Cornwall

There lots of art exhibitions in Cornwall as we have such a wealth of talented arts and crafts people here. Also see our art galleris in Cornwall section. There are currently 5 listed in this section.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

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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


www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

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


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Robyn Denny

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

A solo exhibition celebrating the work of the painter Robyn Denny presented across both our venues.
Robyn Denny (1930-2014) was one of an internationally acclaimed group who transformed British art in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, leading it into the international mainstream. His large-scale, resolutely urban abstract paintings captured the cool, modernising mood of the time yet have a sombre and enigmatic presence that makes them seem paradoxically timeless.
Newlyn Art Gallery 23 Sep – 6 Jan 2018
The Exchange 7 Oct – 6 Jan 2018
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

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


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/robyn-denny/

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


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/robyn-denny/

 

 

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


Rebecca Warren All That Heaven Allows

Saturday, 14th October 2017 until Sunday, 7th January 2018

Rebecca Warren's first major UK solo exhibition in eight years opens the new Tate St Ives
A significant British artist, Warren’s exuberant, roughly-worked sculptures and neon vitrines engage with the canon of art history. Warren first came to prominence in the 1990s and exhibits widely in Europe and the United States. This new exhibition will draw connections between her practice to date and the geographical context and artistic legacy of St Ives.
Visit Tate St Ives web site page for more detailss of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

The Collaborators

Friday, 27th October 2017 until Saturday, 6th January 2018

This autumn we celebrate the work of The Collaborators, our informal, dynamic collective of art-based adventurers aged between 15 – 25 with an interest in film, photography, illustration, painting, printmaking, performance, dance, and poetry.
Visit The Exchange web site events page for more details of this event.
The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Creation and Destruction

Saturday, 28th October 2017 until Friday, 3rd November 2017

Introducing a new unseen body of paintings by Jack Davis, tutor at the Newlyn School of Arts and member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
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The Crypt Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2SX


JackDavisFineArt@gmail.com
www.jdfa.co.uk

John Trigg: African carvings

Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Artist John Trigg on African masks & figures.
November 8th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4DA


www.morrablibrary.org.uk

 

 

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


www.redwinggallery.co.uk

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


Virginia Woolf

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Sunday, 29th April 2018

Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author
Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.
This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art - with works by over 70 artists.
Supported by Czech Centre London
Free entry for Members
Visit Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

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


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

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


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

 



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