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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Discovering Anchor Studio: An artist’s haven in Newlyn

Saturday, 25th September 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

The Grade II* listed Anchor Studio has been at the heart of cultural life in Newlyn since the 1880s. It  was used for over 60 years by Stanhope Forbes, father of the Newlyn School, and then by John Wells, a principal St Ives Modernist. Forbes and his wife Elizabeth ran their school of painting from Anchor, attracting many students who became distinguished  artists. Featuring paintings by artists associated with Anchor, this exhibition explores the history of the studio and its recent restoration. The restoration of Anchor Studio has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. This exhibition has been curated in partnership with the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust.
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

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather

Saturday, 16th October 2021 until Sunday, 16th January 2022

The first UK museum solo exhibition for artist Petrit Halilaj born 1986, Kosovo.
Petrit Halilaj's work investigates cultural identity, nationhood and heritage, and ideas of personal and collective memories and freedoms. Halilaj lives and works between Germany, Kosovo and Italy. His work encompasses sculpture, video, drawing and text, as well as traditional fabrics and materials.
Halilaj presents a powerful new work created for Tate St Ives. His installation revisits 38 childhood drawings that he made in Kukës II refugee camp in Albania during the Kosovo war (1998–99), when he was thirteen years old. Layering large-scale, hanging images throughout the gallery, Halilaj’s immersive environment combines the images that accompanied him during conflict. Poignant rural landscapes, birds and animals, are interspersed with scenes of war and violence. Very volcanic over this green feather reveals the complicated relationship of reality and imagination, and between the often divergent perspectives of official histories and lived experiences.
Supported by the Petrit Halilaj Exhibition Supporters Circle: Huo Family Foundation (UK) Limited, and Tate Members.
Advance booking is recommended.
All visitors including Members need to book a ticket.
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/

SEEN

Saturday, 23rd October 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

SEEN is curated by young LGBTQIA+ people from Cornwall aged between 11 – 19 working in partnership with LGBT+ charity Intercom Trust.
Through workshops and conversation about contemporary art the young people have explored the importance of representation within art and culture and the many sides of what it means to be seen. The expanding subject of Queer art involves an important history of reclamation, resistance, love and freedom and often explores personal experiences as well as depictions of LGBTQIA+ cultures.
This exhibition increases young LGBTQIA+ people’s engagement with contemporary art, allows them to create a platform that speaks to them, for new voices to be heard and for them to be seen.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
The Exchange Princes Street , Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/seen/

The Picture Room - Ben Sanderson

Saturday, 6th November 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Newlyn Art Gallery
, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Tate St Ives Winter Festival

Saturday, 27th November 2021

Celebrate the start of the festive season at Tate St Ives.
Be the first to see the Tate St Ives 2021 Winter Light Commission, AVIARY by artist Sammy Lee, which projects flocks of computer-generated birds onto the domed ceiling of the gallery’s entrance loggia. Discover KEMENETH, a new work by artist Adam James in collaboration with St Ives communities presented at the gallery and around St Ives.
Enjoy the exhibitions alongside pop-up talks, performance, film and online events. This special programme is for all ages, including activities for families and young people.
27 November 2021 at 10.00–19.00
28 November 2021 at 10.00–16.20
£1 entry - Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
Visit our Facebook events page
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


visiting.stives@tate.org.uk
www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/festival/winter-festival-2021

 

 

Thao Nguyen Phan

Saturday, 5th February 2022 until Monday, 2nd May 2022

Discover artist Thao Nguyen Phan and her work reflecting on the Mekong River.
The exhibition will intertwine folklore and myth with urgent issues around the rural, industrialisation, food security, and the environment. The artworks consist of videos, silk paintings and mixed media work.
A new film First Rain/BriseSoleil and series of paintings will be specially created for the exhibition.
Thao Nguyen Phan lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is the recipient of the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Video Art Award 2018. This is her first exhibition in the UK.
The production of First Rain/BriseSoleil is kindly supported by the Han Nefkens Foundation.
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/

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2022

Friday, 6th May 2022 until Saturday, 14th May 2022

Planning has already started for 2022, with the team determined to bring you a Festival to remember! The dates are May 6th – 14th 2022, so please put them in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.
The Town Centre Car Park, (formally Main Car Park), PL23 1ET and the Caffa Mill Car Park, PL23 1DF are well signposted. Both are about 5 minutes walk into town. More information can be found on our web site.


www.foweyfestival.com

Ad Minoliti

Saturday, 28th May 2022 until Sunday, 30th October 2022

Experience Ad Minoliti's colourful and geometric paintings
Artist Ad Minoliti draws on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America and presents alternative universes influenced by feminist and queer thought. The exhibition will also feature Minoliti’s ongoing project The Feminist School of Painting, transforming part of the gallery space into an active classroom.
Originated by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and re-presented at Tate St Ives.
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/

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life

Saturday, 26th November 2022 until Monday, 1st May 2023

Explore the life and work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
Originated by Hepworth Wakefield, the exhibition at Tate St Ives will have a special focus on Hepworth’s life in Cornwall, bringing together many of her most important works.
You'll also be able to visit the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Tate St Ives
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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