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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Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall

Saturday, 12th January 2019 until Saturday, 16th March 2019

Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall
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

Anna Boghiguian

Friday, 8th February 2019 until Monday, 6th May 2019

This is the first retrospective in the UK of artist Anna Boghiguian
This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). Informed by her interest in philosophy and her continuous travels, Boghiguian's work comments on the human condition through the perspectives of global trade, mass migration, colonialism and war. The exhibition will feature large-scale installations of cut-out paper figures, alongside paintings, collages and books, as well as components of the artist's studio brought to St Ives. While addressing current global concerns, the exhibition resonates with the local context of St Ives as an artists' community, and Cornwall's industrial history in terms of seafaring and trade.
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/

GAA: Holistic Science and Wisdom Tradition

Saturday, 16th February 2019 until Saturday, 18th May 2019

Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez.
The work of Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in Colombia, reflects an ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and life cycles of the Amazon. For many years, he guided western scientists through the rainforest and has continued to share his intrinsic knowledge in a language of images, describing the intricately intertwined ecosystem of the rainforest around his people’s village.
Rodriguez’s comprehension of the living landscape has parallels with holistic scientific approaches that offer alternative views to mainstream empiricism. Gäa refers to the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology and was a working title for Alexander von Humboldt’s major work which he later named Kosmos. Following his expedition through Colombia and the rainforests of Latin America, he described the earth as a living organism and all forms of life entangled in a fabric of relations. The works in this exhibition explore the traditional ecological knowledge that survives in indigenous cultures having developed through these people’s situated co-existence with particular places over millennia.
Gemma Anderson’s experimental drawings emerge from collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Her practice has been inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a contemporary of Humboldt, whose phenomenological approach to natural philosophy proposed the practice of science as an art. A series of sound sculptures by Serena Korda draws on wisdom from a European worldview that had not yet been shaped by the scientific revolution and Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and medicine songs are informed by her experiences living and working within ancestral cultures of the Amazon.
The exhibition, curated by Gina Buenfeld, includes ethnographic textiles from the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples, both indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. The embroidered and woven patterns are sacred geometries that represent the energetic form of natural entities in the jungle.
The research and development of this exhibition was supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. We would like to thank José Roca at FLORA ars+natura and Tropenbos International for their collaboration on this project, without which it would not have been possible to exhibit Abel Rodriguez’s work. The textiles of the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples are exhibited with the consent of the leaders and artisans of their communities and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for sharing their cultures with us.
Visit The Exchange Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/gaa/

Transition 2019

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 until Saturday, 16th March 2019

Transition is an opportunity for artists, or artist groups, to use the gallery space to consider how a series of works is developing or to try out ideas for an installation or interactive project. Transition gives artists the time and space to take ideas forward in a public environment, aiming to explore conceptual and practical issues, without the constraints of presenting a finalised exhibition. Artists can challenge their practice and take risks concerning their usual working techniques. It offers visitors the chance to see work in a state of flux, meet the artists and discuss the work.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/transition-2019/

Huguette Caland

Saturday, 18th May 2019 until Sunday, 1st September 2019

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives.
Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.
After moving to Paris from Beirut in 1970, Caland achieved artistic recognition with her exuberant and erotically charged paintings that challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, often painted like landscapes with voids and mountain-like forms.
Born in Lebanon in 1931, Caland studied art at the American University in Beirut and lived in Paris and California for many years, before returning to Beirut in 2013.
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/

 

 

Cornwall Open Studios 2019

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Open Studios Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest free art event, which opens its doors for a week long art extravaganza to celebrate one of the country’s most creative art scenes. Bringing together artists both up-and-coming and established, the event sees nearly 200 creatives open their studio doors and offers a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes and meet the makers.
Registration to take part in Open Studios Cornwall 2019 is now closed.
Venues throughout Cornwall.
 

 


www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk

Otobong Nkanga

Saturday, 12th October 2019 until Friday, 31st January 2020

Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.
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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