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.

If you would like to request inclusion of your event please complete our event listing request form.

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A Casket of Pearls

Saturday, 4th February 2017 until Saturday, 3rd June 2017

A Casket of Pearls: Celebrating 20 years of collecting at Penlee
Since undergoing major refurbishment in 1997, Penlee House Gallery and
Museum has become one of the leading regional museums. It is internationally renowned for its important collections of 19th and 20th century British art, in particular paintings by artists of the Newlyn School. This exhibition shows how Penlee’s marvellous collections have developed over two decades, through fine and decorative art, social history, photography and archaeology.
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

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

That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today

Friday, 31st March 2017 until Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Exploring the diverse forms, energies and locations that define the modern ceramics studio.
The ceramics studio has always been a place where tradition meets experimentation. Spanning 100 years, this exhibition explores the diverse forms, energies and locations that define the modern studio. Ranging from the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, That Continuous Thing – a quote from the American artist Peter Voulkos – traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio over the last century.
Opening with exchange between Japan and the UK in the 1910s and ’20s through the emergence of studio potters such as Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada (who moved from Japan to St Ives in 1920), William Staite Murray and Dora Billington, the exhibition leads on to the Californian ‘clay revolution’ of the 1950s and ‘60s, with sculptures by the pioneering sculptor Voulkos and his students, including Ken Price, Rudy Autio and Ron Nagle. A specially commissioned series of ceramic sculptures by the young British artist Jesse Wine will be included in response to the display. The final section of the exhibition, developed with artist Aaron Angell, recalls artists working in London in the ‘70s and 80s, celebrating the experimental work of Gillian Lowndes, Richard Slee and other ‘hand-building’ contemporaries. These will be shown alongside a presentation of works by a number artists – including Anthea Hamilton – made over the last three years at Angell’s London-based Troy Town Art Pottery, which he describes as ‘a radical and psychedelic workshop for artists’.
Supported by the Victoria and Albert Museum, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan Foundation and Idlewild Trust.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

Jessica Warboys

Friday, 31st March 2017 until Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Jessica Warboys will fill the sea-facing galleries at Tate St Ives with specially commissioned work, alongside films, sculptures and large-scale paintings.
Her work is informed by personal or collective memories – historical, mythical or fictional – and this solo show will consider her use of symbolism, form and her approach to landscape.
Warboys often employs natural elements in making her works. The exhibition will feature specially commissioned Sea Paintings, which will immerse the galleries overlooking Porthmeor Beach, in floor-to-ceiling colour. Made on the Zennor coast, near St Ives, these enormous unframed canvases have pigment applied directly on them before being submerged in the waves. They are a physical document of Warboys’ collaboration with the sea, but will provide a backdrop to several new sculptures in the lower gallery. An installation of objects that reoccur across Warboys’ practice in film, performance and exhibitions, will be designed for the showcase. New forms and paintings will be also included in this one-off playful installation.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

The Studio and The Sea

Friday, 31st March 2017 until Sunday, 3rd September 2017

The Studio and The Sea is an season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape.
Jessica Warboys uses film, performance and her specially commissioned ‘Sea Paintings’, to investigate myth, symbolism and the landscape.
That Continuous Thing explores 100 years of the ceramics studio.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

 

 

The Studio and The Sea

Friday, 31st March 2017 until Sunday, 3rd September 2017

A season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape.
Jessica Warboys uses film, performance and her specially commissioned ‘Sea Paintings’, to investigate myth, symbolism and the landscape.
That Continuous Thing explores 100 years of the ceramics studio.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

Jessica Warboys

Friday, 31st March 2017 until Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Jessica Warboys will fill the sea-facing galleries at Tate St Ives with specially commissioned work, alongside films, sculptures and large-scale paintings.
Her work is informed by personal or collective memories – historical, mythical or fictional – and this solo show will consider her use of symbolism, form and her approach to landscape.
Warboys often employs natural elements in making her works. The exhibition will feature specially commissioned Sea Paintings, which will immerse the galleries overlooking Porthmeor Beach, in floor-to-ceiling colour. Made on the Zennor coast, near St Ives, these enormous unframed canvases have pigment applied directly on them before being submerged in the waves. They are a physical document of Warboys’ collaboration with the sea, but will provide a backdrop to several new sculptures in the lower gallery. An installation of objects that reoccur across Warboys’ practice in film, performance and exhibitions, will be designed for the showcase. New forms and paintings will be also included in this one-off playful installation.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

Neil Pinkett - Cape Cornwall

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 until Tuesday, 30th May 2017

An exhibition of paintings of Cape Cornwall, featuring the shifting tides and weather of a winter’s work.
Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Queens Square, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.cornwallcontemporary.com

Bridge Art Exhibition

Monday, 22nd May 2017 until Saturday, 27th May 2017

Fine art exhibition in various mediums from local artists at a charming location' The Bridge Chapel' .
There will be crafts, framed photographs, and photocards displayed also.
Free admission,free parking and refreshments at the event.
All welcome, we look forward to meeting you.
Bridge Methodist Chapel, Bridge Hill, Bridge, near Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4QW


bobwebkin@outlook.com

Cornwall Art Fair

Friday, 26th May 2017 until Sunday, 28th May 2017

Share you passion - Live your art
The idea for the Cornwall Art fair was born out of a realisation that there is a disparity between the amount of quality artists based in Cornwall and the opportunities for them to showcase their work in a central place and meet potential buyers and network together.
This art exhibition aims to promote the vast talent of established and emerging Cornish artisans by providing an avenue for their creations.
Empowering pieces such as paintings and jewellery encourages a dialogue of culture and inspiration between local artists and visitors alike.
Be a part of a celebration of creativity, passion, and dedication brought about by highly skilled artists proudly representing Cornwall.
Tel: 07886779936
Visit our Facebook page
Street-An-Pol, Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 2NE


info@cornwallartfair.co.uk
www.cornwallartfair.co.uk

 

 

Cornwall Open Studios 2017

Saturday, 27th May 2017 until Sunday, 4th June 2017

Open Studios CornwallOpen 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.

For more information visit the Open Studios Cornwall for more information.


http://www.krowji.org.uk/event/open-studios-2016/

Spring arts and crafts exhibition and sale

Saturday, 27th May 2017 until Monday, 29th May 2017

This is the first of what we hope will become an annual event.  
Apart from promoting local artists and giving them the opportunity to sell their talents in a beautiful medieval church there will be wonderful home made refreshments to eat in the hall or the lovely church grounds.
Visit our Facebook page
St Martin's Church, St Martin's Road, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1NX


alison.foulkes@hotmail.co.uk

Krowji Summer Open Studios 2017

Saturday, 27th May 2017 until Sunday, 4th June 2017

Visit 50 artists, makers and designers in their studios.
Free event showcasing 50 artists and makers with open studios at Krowji, Cornwall’s largest creative hub, during the Open Studios Cornwall 2017 event.
The artists and makers at Krowji are throwing open their studio doors to give visitors the opportunity to see behind the scenes, meet the makers and purchase art, crafts and gifts.
11am - 4pm daily.
The Melting Pot Café will be open throughout the event, serving food and drink.
Visit our Facebook events page
Krowji, The Old Grammar School, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3AJ


info@krowji.org.uk
www.krowji.org.uk/open-studios/

Flushing Arts Exhibition

Sunday, 28th May 2017 until Saturday, 3rd June 2017

An annual selling exhibition featuring the work of local artists and crafters from the village of Flushing and surronding areas.
Open: 10.00 – 19.00   Free entry
For more information about Flushing Arts, please see Facebook or our website.
Village Club, Coventry Road, Flushing, Cornwall TR11 5TX


33.wilton@zen.co.uk
www.flushingarts.org

Philip Lyons & David Mankin

Saturday, 3rd June 2017 until Saturday, 1st July 2017

An exhibition featuring the beautifully pared back Cornish landscapes and still lives of Philip Lyons alongside the vibrant, abstract expressionist Cornish landscapes of David Mankin.
Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Queens Square, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.cornwallcontemporary.com

 

 

 

Illogan Parish Fair 2017

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Community event in various locations in Churchtown, Illogan.
The event includes an art exhibition and local crafts, horticulture and domestic Show, as well as live entertainment, childrens entertainment, and lots of stalls.
Refreshments will be available.
11:00am until 5pm
Visit Facebook page for more information
Churchtown, Illogan, (near Redruth), Cornwall TR16 4SW



Hayle Art Society painting and craft exhibition

Sunday, 30th July 2017 until Sunday, 6th August 2017

Hayle Art Society Painting and craft exhibition.
Each member of the Hayle Art Society is allowed to display up to five works of art, many of which will be for sale.
There will also be a variety of crafts by members of the group for sale.
This year there will again be a special table with work donated by members which will be for for sale to raise funds for St Julia's Hospice in Hayle.
Sunday, 30th July 2017 until Sunday, 6th August 2017 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm - Sundays 10am - 4pm
For posters for this event visit Hayle Art Society members page for downloadable posters.
Phillack Church Hall, 11 Copper Terrace, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EB



Summer Collection

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 until Monday, 28th August 2017

A mixed summer collection of paintings and sculpture by Cornwall Contemporary artists.
Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Queens Square, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.cornwallcontemporary.com

Bizarre Beachcombing Exhibition

Wednesday, 9th August 2017 until Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Shipwrecks, mermaid’s tears, Lego, and all manner of strange things lost at sea and washed ashore on Cornish beaches.
A fascinating display of artefacts, photographs, and archive film footage in this community heritage exhibition that's suitable for the whole family.
Frree admission.
Open daily 11am to 3pm.
Light refreshments available.
Full disabled access, and free parking available.
Visit our Facebook events page
Centre of Pendeen, Village Community Centre, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7SE



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