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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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

The London Group at St Ives

Saturday, 8th September 2018 until Saturday, 29th September 2018

Founded in 1913 The London Group is one of the UK’s most prestigious and longest-established artists’ collectives and it has forged a unique alliance with the Penwith Society of Artists and the Belgrave St Ives during the St Ives September Festival.
The London Group at St Ives, an exhibition of current members at the Penwith Gallery and a concurrent exhibition of notable past members at the Belgrave St Ives Gallerycalled The London Group - the St Ives Connection.
Both exhibitions will show The London Group’s significant contribution to British Art  during the Group’s 115 year history.
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Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NL

{ Presence } Three Contemporary British Painters | Mark Dunford | Daniel Preece | David Wiseman

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 until Saturday, 29th September 2018

As an artist run gallery we are very proud to represent Mark Dunford, Daniel Preece and David Wiseman - three current members of the prestigious artist collective The London Group.
To coincide with the group’s major exhibitions at the Penwith Gallery and Belgrave St Ives, Tregony Gallery are pleased to present the exhibition
{ Presence }, highlighting the work by artists from this innovative organisation which holds an integral place in the culture of British art.
Originally formed as a radical response to the constraining stipulations of the Royal Academy, The London Group elected its members through democratic vote and organised its exhibitions around the member’s own choice of work. This ethos continues to this day, making The London Group the longest running democratic artist collective still in operation.
The title of the exhibition { Presence } is the connecting theme we feel runs between the artists’ works. Through their own distinctive approaches to painting - from fluid, ethereal watercolour to structured compositions and deeply layered planes of colour - each artist quietly declares their experience of ‘presence’ in their surroundings and chosen subjects.
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From 11th September - 29th September 2018
Preview Weekend:
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2018
Tregony Gallery, 58 Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5RU

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

Stuff n Nonsense

Thursday, 27th September 2018 until Sunday, 30th September 2018

The Stuff n Nonsense art exhibition is held every year by two local artists having fun, John Laver and Abbie Searle.
John Laver is a well know Cornish Artist and Abbie Searle is a well-known international patchwork, quilter and textile artist.
Their Stuff n Nonsense artwork will include a wide selection of paintings and mixed media artwork.
Abbie will also be selling a wonderful selection of patchwork fabric.
Come along and see the amazing work on display and which will also be available for sale.
Open daily 10 am - 5 pm
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Rock Institute, Rock, Cornwall PL27 6LQ



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
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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


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

Within Many and Beautiful Things, Fragment24a will present work by The Collaborators, the gallery’s collective of artists under 30 years old. Reflecting the themes of Many and Beautiful Things this year’s exhibition will be a celebration of all that is youthful. Co-curated by Amos Jacob and Cat Gibbard.
We are now taking submissions from artists under the age of 30 participate in the three strands comprising Fragment24a
Fragment24a will unfold in three areas: an exhibition of work in all media exhibited in The Engine Room at The Exchange; as two billboard prints of still images, one for a wall at Newlyn Art Gallery, and another at The Exchange; plus an Instagram takeover over four weekends during the exhibition.
The exhibition in The Engine Room will be co-selected by Amos Jacob, a young curator and producer of The Thrown Gauntlet festival in Falmouth. The two billboards will feature a single page of a zine, each enlarged to fill a gallery wall, with images by Collaborators and invited young people, some who may not consider themselves to be artists but are documenting their own and their peers’ lives. These images will be co-selected by Oliver Udy of Antler Press.
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The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

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

Lostwithiel Art Fair

Sunday, 7th October 2018

This is a brand new event. art fair at Lostwithiel Community Centre on 7 October 2018.
Doors open to the public 11 am through to 4 pm.
Local artists showcasing their amazing work.
There is parking close by and cafe facilities at the event.
Entry 50p
Still needing artists for Lostwithiel Art Fair. on 7 October 2018.
You do not need to be an experienced trader or have held exhibitions. All artists welcome. This is a rare opportunity to showcase your work inexpensively in a popular venue.
Only £15 a table/space. You are not limited to just one table.
How many do you need? Tables are supplied, but you will need to bring your own displays e.g. easels, grid walls.
There is WiFi for those with card machines.
Closing date for entries Friday, 5 October.
Lostwithiel Community Centre, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0HE




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