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Saltash Cross
saltash cornish cross stands high above the Tamar River in Saltash, alongside the A38 and the Tamar Road Bridge. The Cross marks the Gateway into Cornwall for millions of visitors and is a base for exploring the historic Waterside area of Saltash. The 66ft cross, weighing around a ton, has been constructed in a hangar at Newquay airport. Artist Simon Thomas won a competition to design the lottery funded project

Helen Hoyle
Women Artists in Cornwall is a blog by Helen Hoyle and consists of short articles on women artists in Cornwall past and present, highlighting their struggles and achievements

Patrick Heron abstract artist who first moved to St Ives with his parents when he was 5 years old
Patrick Heron was an abstract artist who first moved to St Ives with his parents when he was 5 years old. His family stayed until he was nine, and in 1956 he moved back to Cornwall with his wife to 'eagles nest' in Zennor, which he had always admired. In 1958 Patrick Heron took over Ben Nicholson's studio in St Ives. Patrick Heron's daughter Susanna has worked as a jewellery designer and now works in sculpture and makes site specific work. Patrick Heron died in 1999

Peter Lanyon born in St Ives in 1918 and studied at the Penzance school of art in 1937
Peter Lanyon was born in St Ives in 1918 and studied at the Penzance School of Art in 1937. In 1939 Peter Lanyon met Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. One of the paintings from the last year of Lanyon's life is called Gwennap and was one of his last Cornish subjects. TateShots visits St.Ives to look around the Peter Lanyon exhibition 2010. watch a video about the Peter Lanyon exibition a video about the exibition. view Peter Lanyon's work. Peter Lanyon's son Matthew is also a painter and was born in St Ives

Tony O'Mally
Tony O'Malley was born in 1913 in Ireland but lived and worked in St Ives for 30 years. In the late 1950s his fellow painters and friends were Bryan Wynter, Patrick Heron and Peter Lanyon. He died in 2003

Morning painted by Dod Procter
Dod Procter was born in 1892 and studied art under Stanhope Forbes in Newlyn at the age of fifteen. She later studied in Paris and was influenced by Cezanne and Renoir. Dod Procter is perhaps best known for her botanical paintings which can still be found on greetings cards. She married painter Ernest Procter and lived in Newlyn. Dod Procter died in 1972

Lucy Birbeck flags around the harbour and Jubilee Poo Penzance
lucy birbeck flags - Lucy lives and works west of Penzance. Her colourful flags can be seen around the Jubilee pool in Penzance, the golowan festival, the Isle of Wight and the Glastonbury Festival. Lucy Birbecks flags mark the regeneration of St Austell. University College Falmouth textile design course has collaborated with Lucy Birkbeck and Penwith District Council to create new flags to adorn the Promenade and Jubilee Pool at Penzance

Late Horizon acrylic on canvas by Tom Henderson Smith
Tom Henderson Smith a contemporary artist based in the far west of Cornwall. Born in Yorkshire and gained an honours degree in Fine Art at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University. Tom has been a Cornwall based artist since 1980 and uses acrylic on canvas and charcoal on paper. A wide range of his work can be seen at the Turn of the Tide Studio in St. Just-in-Penwith which he shares with Gabrielle Hawkes a printmaker and painter. Penwith Printmakers are a group of artists living and working in West Cornwall

Tate gallery  opened in 1993 and built on the site of the old town gasworks
Tate Gallery In St Ives is a modern contemporary art gallery which opened in 1993 and is built on the site of the old town gasworks. watch a video the Tate gallery in St Ives a video of the Tate Gallery in St Ives. More than 2,000 local people have signed a petition against the expansion plans of the Tate Gallery in St Ives. St Ives International is a contemporary visual arts organisation. An exhibition at The Tate St Ives brings together the work Turner did in Cornwall.

Peter Lanyon  played a prominent role in the crypt group
the Crypt Group was a splinter group within the St Ives Society of Artists. The Penwith Society was formed by abstract artists breaking away from the St Ives Society of Artists, which was too conservative for them. They had already formed the splinter Crypt Group within the St Ives Society, but by 1988 felt the need for complete separation. The founders of the Penwith Society were Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson together with the rest of the Crypt Group, including Peter Lanyon, who played a prominent role

Roger Hilton a figurative and abstract painter
Roger Hilton was a figurative and abstract painter. A key member of the St Ives artists. During the 1950s and 1960s Hilton began to spend more time in West Cornwall, and the landscape there influenced his pictures. See his work at He was a friend of the poet W S Graham. Roger Hilton died in 1975 and is buried at St Just, Cornwall.

Sandra Blow
Sandra Blow was born in London in 1925 and she studied at St. Martin's school of art. She worked in Cornwall for a year from 1957 and then made working visits to the West Penwith peninsula. Roger Hilton became a close friend of Sandra Blow. Sandra currently lived and worked in Cornwall. View her work at Offer Waterman & Co. Sandra Blow died 2006

Bryan Wynter one of the St Ives group of painters he settled in Zennor in 1945
Bryan Wynter one of the St Ives group of painters he settled in Zennor in 1945. Bryan Wynter was a co-founder of Crypt Group. view Bryan Wynter's work. He died in 1975

Neil Canning
neil canning born 1960 in Oxfordshire and moved to Cornwall in 1997. He now lives and works in St. Ives. At the age of 23 he became the youngest artist ever elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Artists

St Ives is chosen for the memorial service for Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a key artist in St Ives since the 1940's. Wilhelmina was born in St Andrews Fife Scotland. She moved to St Ives in the 1940's and joined the Newlyn society where she became friends with Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. She has exhibited consistently since the 1940s. view her work at the Lemon Street Gallery. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was one of the foremost abstract artists in the UK. Wilhelmina died January 26 2004

Bob Law
Bob Law was a founding father of British minimalism. He was born in Middlesex in 1934. A painter and sculptor he moved to St Ives in 1957 where he painted and made pots. He had been particularly influenced by meetings with Peter Lanyon and Ben Nicholson in the late 1950's. In 1960 Bob Law moved from Cornwall but he returned to live in the west of Cornwall in 1997. Bob Law died in April 2004

St Ives church by Bryan Pearce is well known for portraying the St Ives landscape
Bryan Pearce is well known for portraying the St Ives landscape. Born in St Ives in 1929 he is one the country's foremost naive artists. Bryan Pearce is an exhibitor at the Lemon Street Gallery in Truro. Bryan Pearce died on 11th January 2007

Cornish Hedge, near Lamorna  - Oil painting by Michael Strang
Michael Strang an associate member of the Penwith Society of Arts since he settled in Gulval Cornwall. Two Michael Strang paintings were chosen for acceptance into the permanent collection of the Penlee House Gallery. In 1995 a series of over 50 of Michael Strang's studies were included in the "Century of images" exhibition held at the Tate Gallery St Ives. Falmouth Art Gallery has used money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy a painting by Michael Strang

Eric Leaper a Newlyn Potter
Eric Leaper was a Newlyn potter. Eric Leaper was as well known by the potters and fishermen for throwing parties as for throwing pots. Eric died in 2002. Eric's son Simon is no longer a potter. Tom leaper Eric's other son is a Cornish based sculptor.

Tintagel pottery was set up in 1948, the pottery produced pots with celtic designs redolent of the Arthurian period
Tintagel Pottery was set up in 1948. The pottery produced pots with celtic designs redolent of the Arthurian period.

John Opie Cornwall's most famous portrait painter
John Opie is Cornwall's most famous portrait painter (1761-1807). He was born in the parish of St Agnes. The Lander gallery in Truro has work by John Opie on display and also has a range of classic Cornish paintings. Peter Pindar a noted critic and appreciator of art became John Opie's patron and took him to London

Edward Opie pasty painting
Edward Opie was the great nephew of John Opie. Edward was taught to paint like his famous predecessor. St Agnes Museum purchases rare Edward Opie painting

Painting for the Eden Project by Antony Frost
Artists With Work At The Eden Project - many of the artists working at the Eden Project are locally based, although most exhibit nationally and internationally

The Last Supper
The Last Supper is modern interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting by artist Nicholas St John Rosse. The painting was commisioned by St.Paul's Catholic church in Tintagel to mark the 40th anniversary of the building of the church. Local people dressed in modern day clothes were used to portray Christ's disciples

Incandescence, circus theatre company
Incandescence are an exciting Circus Theatre Company based in Sennen Cornwall. This is the new school of circus where traditional skills are mixed with dance, theatre and music. Circo Kernow is a circus and film training school in Penryn






Sir Terry Frost abstract artist who moved to Cornwall in the 1940's
Terry Frost was an abstract artist who moved to Cornwall in the 1940's. He was born in 1915 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and first began to paint as a prisoner of war. Terry Frost spent much of his career working and living in a film about Terry Frost a video about Terry Frost View Terry Frost's work at Badcock's Gallery in Newlyn. Terry Frost died September 2003. listen to Terry Frost to Terry Frost on BBC Desert Island Discs in 1998

Jack Pender
Jack pender was a Cornish artist born in Mousehole in 1918. Jack Penders painting's are mostly of the fishing village of Mousehole. Jack died in 1998

David Kemp
david kemp is an artist and sculptor who works in West Penwith. David Kemp has been praised for his controversial sculptures made from casts of tin miners boots by a panel judging an environmental award

Warrior of the Surf
Richard Austin is a sculptor who runs Creative Workshops. His Sculpture Workshop is based in Wadebridge Cornwall. One of the best-known sculptures along the Camel Trail has been destroyed by arsonists. He has created a 15 foot sculpture called 'Warrior of the Surf' which will be showing at the the 2007 Port Eliot Lit Fest in Cornwall

Henry Scott Tuke
Henry Scott Tuke was an artist famous for his open air male life paintings. He was born in York in 1858 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Tuke lived in Falmouth as a boy before going to London. Tuke returned to Newlyn in 1883 and was associated with the Newlyn artists. Henry Scott Tuke died in Falmouth in 1929. University College Falmouth's first purpose-built student residence is named after Henry Scott Tuke. Elton John is loaning his paintings of Henry Scott Tuke's work for an exhibition taking place at the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Falmouth Art Gallery

Ben Nicholson St Ives abstract artist once married to Barbara Hepworth
Ben Nicholson was a St Ives abstract artist once married to Barbara Hepworth. Ben Nicholson lived in Cornwall between 1939 and 1958 and was awarded many international prizes. view his work at Waddington galleries

Marilyn Middlemiss
artcornwall is an online journal that will document contemporary artistic practice in Cornwall. Cornwall Arts Centre Trust

mid cornwall school of jewellery
mid cornwall school of jewellery - learn how to make jewellery at Tywardreath, Par

newlyn copper
newlyn copper - John D MacKenzie is credited with being the instigator of the Newlyn Copper Industry. The 'Newlyn Industrial Class' was established in 1890 by a group of Newlyn Artists, with the financial help of the local MP T B Bolitho.

Cornwall Life Magazine
cornwall life magazine

Cornwall Today magazine
Cornwall Today is a glossy monthly magazine with a wide range of features relating to Cornwall

Since 1801, newspapers have been published in Cornwall
This is Cornwall - news from local newspapers.

Cornwall local news
The Falmouth packet local newspaper covering Camborne and Redruth. Newquay Voice local newspaper. North Cornwall Advertiser. The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Transcriptions of the original newspaper 1836 - 1887. Falmouth Packet Archives 1688-1850. The Cornish Times is an independent family owned newspaper. Cornwall community news

Scillonian flag,  the Scillonian cross was developed in early 2002 by Scilly News readers to represent the islands
Scilly today - online news from the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian cross was developed in early 2002 by Scilly News readers to represent the islands

Arts Events in Cornwall
cornwall culture is a monthly guide to theatre, arts, music and many more events in Cornwall. Destination Diary - art and theatre events in Cornwall. Cornwall Arts Centre Trust

Harold harvey he was one of the few Cornish born artists associated with the Newlyn colony and the Lamorna artists
Harold Harvey was one of the few Cornish born artists associated with the Newlyn colony and the Lamorna artists. Paintings by Harvey at The Royal Cornwall Museum

Kurt Jackson
Kurt Jackson was born in 1961 in Dorset. Kurt jackson made Cornwall his home in 1984 and now lives in St Just. He can be found outside in all weathers painting the local coastline and landscape, in which Kenidjack, Cot Valley and Cape Cornwall feature heavily. . The Isles of Scilly are also amongst his favourite localities. Kurt Jackson paintings at Penzance railway station. A picture of Cornwall a 30 minute film about Kurt Jackson made by A38 films for BBC South West wins best regional documentary prize at the Royal Television Society Devon and Cornwall Awards

Bedlam Theatre Company Of Cornwall
Bedlam Theatre Company Of Cornwall provides high quality and adventurous new theatre for everyone. Providing work for new writers, directors, actors and theatre makers.

Duchy Opera
Duchy Opera has built an enviable repuation as one of the country’s finest regional, semi-professional opera companies. The company strives to present opera productions of the highest standards possible, whilst fostering education about the art form and encouraging its growth with services and programs designed to fill the needs of the Cornish community

o-region a new production company based in Cornwall dedicated to making film and theatre for the 21st century

Cornish Theatre Collective
Cornish Theatre Collective was formed in 1989 in order to promote Cornish culture through theatre and create a forum within which young performers could gain experience in a supportive environment. Cornish actor John Nettles agrees to become the company's patron

Restormel Arts exciting events taking place in a variety of venues across Cornwall
Restormel Arts - site with exciting events taking place in a variety of venues across the Borough

Penzance Arts Club was formed in 1993 and is dedicated to promoting the arts in the south west
Penzance Arts Club is an impressive Georgian house. The arts club was formed in 1993 and wasdedicated to promoting the arts in the south west of Cornwall

Mary Stork moved to Cornwall in the early sixties and is a member of the Newlyn society of artists
Mary Stork moved to Cornwall in the early sixties and is a member of the Newlyn society of artists. She is now an internationally aclaimed artist. view her work at Badcocks Gallery in Newlyn. Mary Stork died 2007

George Washington by Henry Bone
Henry Bone famous miniaturist who was\born in Truro (1755-1834). Portraits of Henry Bone by other artists

Alexander Mackenzie  a powerful painter who was a member of the St Ives art colony in its postwar heyday
Alexander Mackenzie a powerful painter who was a member of the St Ives art colony in its postwar heyday. John Wells became a close friend and major influence. Trained as a doctor Wells learnt to paint at evening classes. From 1964 to 1984 Mackenzie was head of fine art at Plymouth art college

Art North Cornwall
Art! North Cornwall - North Cornwall's rise in the art world began in the late twentieth century. Artists in North Cornwall

Sterts theatre colourful lively theatre productions and a variety of great live music, some from local schools
Sterts Theatre colourful lively theatre productions and a variety of great live music, some from local schools. Based on the fringes of Bodmin Moor in East Cornwall, children's workshops and much more

Acorn Theatre  in Penzance Cornwall, for all kinds of entertainment,
Acorn Theatre in Penzance. Lane theatre in Newquay is owned and operated by Newquay Dramatic Society founded in 1931. Spinning Disc Theatre Company is based in Falmouth.

Hall For Cornwall
Hall For Cornwall Truro's theatre has hosted companies such as the Rambert dance company and the Royal Shakespeare company. The theatre faces massive repair bill. Theatre in Cornwall from the BBC. Theatre and arts events in Cornwall. The Earl of Wessex has become the new Royal Patron of the Hall for Cornwall

Miracle Theatre Company
Miracle Theatre Company is a professional theatre company producing small and mid-scale touring productions of new work and adaptations of 'classics' for a wide variety of venues throughout the South West and beyond. The arts in the South West have received a boost from European funding

Bash St Company theatre company which has an international reputation for inventive and fast-moving comic strip shows featuring a fusion of live music, physical theatre and circus skills
Bash Street Company theatre company which has an international reputation for inventive and fast-moving comic strip shows featuring a fusion of live music, physical theatre and circus skills. 2nd Wave represents traditionally based Cornish dance in all its forms

Kneehigh theatre Cornwall's International Theatre Company
Kneehigh Theatre Company Cornwall's International Theatre Company. Kneehigh's appeal is simple. "They are just very, very good at telling stories". Wildworks is an international theatre company based in Cornwall.



Barbara Hepworth was a famous sculptor who during the second world war was evacuated to St. Ives where she set up a studio. She was once married to the artist Ben Nicholson. In 1964 Barbara Hepworth travelled to New York for the unveiling of her sculpture Single Form. watch a short film clip of Barbara Hepworth a short film about Barbara Hepworth from Tateshots. listen to  Barbara Hepworth to Barbara Hepworth talking about the influence of Cornish light and landscape in 1958. 2003 was the Barbara Hepworth Centenary

Barbara Hepworth sculpture
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is the artists former studio in St Ives and is now run by the Tate Gallery. Barbara Hepworth's work is also on display at the New Art Sculpture Park and Gallery, East Winterslow Salisbury. watch a 1972 interview with Barbara Hepworth from British Pathe a 1972 interview with Barbara Hepworth from British Pathe. watch  Barbara Hepworth in her garden from British Pathe a British Pathe short film of Barbara Hepworth in her garden. A new audio-description for visually impaired visitors to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Daphne McClure
Daphne McClure was born in Helston in 1930. She studied at Hornsey School of Art and the Central School of Art and Crafts in London. Daphne moved back to Cornwall in the late 1970s and now lives in Penzance. She is member of the Penwith and Newlyn Society of Artists

Offshore by Stephen Prince
stephen prince studied at the Central School of Art in London. He first exhibited in St Ives during the 1980s. Stephen Lives and paints in St Just in Penwith

Harriet Bell
harriet bell was born in 1976 and brought up in Oxfordshire. Harriet is an Associate Member of The St Ives Society Of Artists and specialises in landscapes and portraits. She is the great granddaughter of the Newlyn School artist Frank Gascoigne Heath.

the Richards brothers Penzance photographers from 1852-1977
the Richards brothers
were Penzance photographers from 1852-1977. The brothers photographed almost everything in West Cornwall and captured Penzance in all its aspects from family likenesses to shipwrecks, civic events and townscapes

jago who studied at Falmouth College of Arts is an award winning, nationally published freelance illustrator who has been commisioned by Cornwall Today. He has been working with major children's book publishers and has eight books coming out this year. This includes a set of three Cornish fairy tales, written by a Cornish author

Roland Penrose with Picasso
Surrealists On Holiday - in the summer of 1937, a remarkable group of friends took a holiday in Cornwall. Amongst them were some of the most important Surrealist artists of the twentieth century. British Surrealists at Falmouth Art Gallery

dark fall 2 lights out is a supernatural adventure computer game set in Cornwal
dark fall 2: lights out is a supernatural adventure computer game set in Cornwall created by Jonathan Boakes a member of the Cornish 'This Haunted Land' team.

Barrow Hill computer game
barrow hill is a Cornish stone circle, archaeology, and Celtic legend computer adventure game. You can buy this game from amazon

Trevor Bell
Trevor Bell was born in Leeds in 1930. In the early 1950's he was a leading member of the artists working in St. Ives. In the 1990's he returned to Cornwall after working in America

Allan Davie
Alan Davie was born in 1920 in Scotland and was one of the first British artists to win international acclaim after the Second World War. He has a strong connection with Cornwall, where he has had a studio since the late 1950s. view a photograph from the Redfern gallery of Alan Davie and the American artist Paul Jenkins in 1972. watch a short 1952 British Pathe film of the Abby Art Centre in New Barnet, London. The film shows Alan Davie making jewellery a short 1952 British Pathe film of the Abby Art Centre in New Barnet, London. The film shows Alan Davie making jewellery. Master printer Hugh Stoneman, based in Madron died December 2005

Mabel Lucie Attwell children's illustrator who moved to Fowey in 1945
Mabel Lucie Attwell a famous children's illustrator who moved to Fowey in 1945 and died in Cornwall in 1964. watch a short film of Mabel Lucie Attwell an early British Pathe short film of Mabel Lucie Attwell in her garden painting with her children

penwith radio
penwith radio is a radio station serving the people of West Cornwall for anyone with internet access

BBC radio Cornwall
BBC Radio Cornwall - take a tour around radio Cornwall
Pirate FM radio hit the airwaves for the first time on the 3rd April 1992

radio scilly

Radyo an Gernewegva
Radyo an Gernewegva is a podcast radio service broadcasting for half an hour per week online

BBC Cornwall all about the County including latest news stories
BBC news Cornwall

cornwall channel
Cornwall channel to become the first county channel broadcast on Sky and Freesat

Artists in Cornwall
Artists in Cornwall features the fine art and illustration work of a group of UK artists and illustrators based in Cornwall. Art in Cornwall from the BBC. Creftow is an artist co-operative. Membership consists of artists and craft workers living and working in West Cornwall. Artists working in Cornwall. Drawn to the Valley is project that brings together artists from across the Tamar Valley area. Creative Skills is the professional development organisation for all creative industries practitioners in Cornwall

Painting by Fred Millard
Newlyn Artists - Walter Langley (1852-1922) was the first of the 'Newlyn School' of artists to settle in Cornwall. One of the main attractions for artists moving to Newlyn beside the light and cheap living was the availability of inexpensive models. The Newlyn group was lead by Stanhope Forbes and Walter Langley. Stanhope Forbes was born in 1857 to a prosperous Dublin railway family. The West Cornwall art archive. Newlyn School gallery

Laura Knight self portrait
laura knight was born in Derbyshire in 1877. Laura came to Newlyn and then Lamorna in 1907 with her husband Harold knight where they became central figures in the artist's colony. In 1936 Laura Knight became the first woman to be elected to the Royal Academy since 1760 and became recognised as one of Britain's leading women artists. Laura Knight died in 1970
Alfred Munnings who was influenced by the French 'plein-air' school and attracted by the famous Newlyn School came to Cornwall in 1910. He established himself with stables and studios at Lamorna and became friends of Laura and Harold Knight. watch a 1927 British Pathe film of Laura Knight a silent 1927 British Pathe short film of Laura Knight in her studio. A portrait of Sir Alfred Munnings has been found hidden behind a painting by Dame Laura Knight. The painting is to be sold by Christie's in December 2009. A painting of a horse fair by Sir Alfred Munnings has been sold at auction for £182,500 by the family of the man who bought it from him a century ago

Penlee House Gallery and Museum shop
Richard "Seal" Weatherby was born in Surrey in 1881 and was a lesser known member of the Lamorna colony of artists. He was a portraitist and known for his horse paintings. Weatherby settled in Cornwall permanently at the end of the decade and lived on the Lizard later on in his life. He was friends with Lamorna Birch and the Knights and died in 1953. There was an exhibition entitled "Seal's Colony" at the Penlee Gallery in Penzance in 2007 and a new biography about Weatherby by David Bradfield to coincided with the exhibition

Charles and Ella Naper
Charles and Ella Naper were a husband and wife who moved to Lamorna in 1912 and joined the Lamorna Birch group. Ella Naper was born in london in 1886 and went to the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Ella worked with and was friends with Laura Knight. After the First World War Ella established a pottery at Lamorna Vean with Kate Westrup. Charles Naper who was born in 1882 was an architect and a landscape painter. Charles build Trewoofe house in Lamorna. The Lamorna society exists to promote appreciation of the Lamorna Valley in West Cornwall, its art, literature, social and natural history

Art Galleries in Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall is a BBC guide to art galleries in Cornwall. Badcock's Gallery in Newlyn. The Rainyday Gallery was first opened by Martin Val Baker at Cross Street in Penzance. The Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Gallery & Studio in Penryn just ouside Falmouth makes hand blown glassware in the studio behind the gallery. Art Space gallery overlooks the Harbour in St. Ives. It is a co-operative gallery and is run by seven local artists. Hayle Gallery overlooks Hayle Harbour. Vitreous Contemporary Art gallery in Truro. watch a video of the painter Simon Williams a short video of the artist Simon Williams at work on a painting featured in an exhibition at the Vitreous Contemporary Art gallery in Truro. Porthminster Gallery in St Ives. The New Millennium Gallery in St Ives

Penlee house and gallery
Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance was built as a private house in 1865 in the Italianate style. It opened as a museum in 1949 and was competely refurbished in 1997. In the gallery are examples of the work of the Newlyn School of Painting. The Penzance School of Art. The West Cornwall art archive

John Tunnard
John Tunnard (1900-1971) was born in Bedfordshire. He began his career as a textile designer. He and his wife had a textile design business but John Tunnard turned to painting from 1929. John Tunnard and his wife moved to Cornwall and stayed there for the rest of their lives. In 1934 John Tunnard turned to abstract painting

The drummer statue in Truro
the drummer statue has been erected outside The Hall For Cornwall in Truro. The 15ft bronze sculpture of a naked man made by sculptor Tim Shaw is designed to symbolise Cornish cultural identity. Roger Taylor drummer of the rock band Queen unveiled the statue in Truro. watch a news story about the drummer statue in Truro Cornwall a video of the unveiling of The Drummer statue. Truro's naked drummer causes a stir

Simon Williams abstract artist
Simon williams creates 'visually strong' abstract paintings in his Truro studio. watch a video of the painter Simon Williams a short video of Simon Williams at work on a painting featured in an exhibition at the Vitreous Contemporary Art gallery in Truro

Joan Gillchrest
cornwall artists index preserves and makes available the history of the arts and artists of the area

St Ives Society of Artists
St Ives Society of Artists was founded in 1927 and supported by Stanhope Forbes and Samuel Lamorna Birch who later became the society's president. watch a 1948 British Pathe film about the St. Ives art colony a 1948 British Pathe film about the St. Ives art colony. Turner, Whistler and Sickert were amongst the earliest artists to arrive in St. Ives. The St Ives Arts Club was founded in 1890. Community media website for West Cornwall. . Historic Porthmeor art Studios in St Ives are set to be renovated. Margaret Mellis is one of the last surviving artists from the St Ives group of the 1930s. The real St. Ives story
Kathleen Watkins obituary, formidable curator of the Penwith Gallery in St Ives.

Ralf Todd
Ralf Todd was a Newlyn School artist and friend of Stanhope Forbes. Ralf Todd also painted under the name of Rupert Meneage. He died in 1932. A.R. Middleton Todd was the son of Ralf Todd. He was a painter and etcher of figure subjects and portraits. He was born in 1891 in Newlyn and died in 1966

Jane Darke
Jane Darke studied printed textiles and has been painting for 25 years. Jane Darke has been living in Cornwall since 1990 when her husband, playwright and Cornishman Nick Darke, moved back to Cornwall. Held by the Sea a book by Jane Darke

Stem the Tide by Marion Taylor
Marion Taylor is a fine artist born in 1948 in Manchester. Marion moved to Cornwall in 1989 and gained a Fine Art Degree at Falmouth College of Art. An art project led by Marion Taylor is taking to the roads of Cornwall in a van to encourage people to get creative

Richard Pearce artist
richard pearce is an artist who was born, raised and educated on the Isles of Scilly. Richard still lives and works on Bryher, Isles of Scilly. His daughter Helen played a part in the 1989 film When the Whales Came. Alex Simmons who's early years were spent at Treyarnon Bay in North Cornwall now lives and paints in Cornwall

Alfred Wallis
Alfred Wallis was a primitive painter. It was not until he was well into his seventies and eighties that painting became a compulsion. Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood first discovered the paintings of Alfred Wallis in 1928. Alfred Wallis's cottage in St Ives. He retired here and after the death of his wife he painted for twenty years

reclining figure by Karl Weschke
Karl Weschke was born in Germany in 1925 he came to England in 1945 as a POW. On release he decided to pursue a career as an artist, coming to live in Cornwall in 1955 where he became friends with the artists Bryan Wynter, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and the poet WS Graham. Karl Weschke died in 2005

Falmouth College Of Arts
Falmouth College Of Arts is now called University College Falmouth. The college is the first independent institution of higher education in Cornwall with the power to award degrees in its own name. It was originally founded as an art college in 1902. Dartington College in Devon is going to merge with University College Falmouth. watch a news story about the merger a news story about the merger

John William Waterhouse
Falmouth Art Gallery - Falmouth's art collection is one of the most important in Cornwall. The Art Gallery opened to the public in 1978, through funding from Falmouth Town Council, South West Museums Council and South West Arts. Falmouth Art Gallery receives a cash boost. Public Art in South West Cornwall. The Arts Centre Trust

Falmouth Art Centre Art and craft exhibitions in three galleries
Falmouth Art Centre (the poly) - films, live theatre, music and talks. Art and craft exhibitions in three galleries.The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society was founded in 1833 and was the first polytechnic society in Britain. The Falmouth Arts Centre building was established in 1835 by the Fox family

St Ives Shool Of Painting
St Ives School Of Painting was founded in 1938 by Leonard J Fuller. Painters from all over the world have attended the school. watch a 1959 British Pathe short film about St Ives including Bernard Leach and Barbara Hepworth a 1959 British Pathe short film about St Ives including Bernard Leach and Barbara Hepworth. watch a  a video about the 70th anniversary of the St Ives School of Painting a video about the 70th anniversary of the St Ives School of Painting.

Bernard Leach  famous figure in the world of pottery
Bernard Leach was a famous figure in the world of pottery. Shoji Hamada a ceramicist born in Tokyo met Leach in 1918 and helped him build the climbing kiln for the St. Ives pottery. Janet Leach was Bernard's third wife and one of the major potters of the last century. David Leach was the first son of Bernard born in 1911 and Michael Leach born 1913 both worked at their father's pottery. Jeremy Leach was born in 1941. John Leach is the eldest grandson of Bernard Leach. Patrick Heron worked for Leach during the war. Leach Potters and Marks

The Leach Pottery  was started in St Ives in 1920's
The Leach Pottery - the history of the famous pottery started in St Ives in 1920's. The Leach Pottery Appeal. watch a  a video clip of the pottery a video clip of the pottery. The Digital Museum of Cornish Ceramics. Councils Unite to back the Leach Pottery Project. An appeal to buy and redevelop the Bernard Leach Pottery is attracting interest from the Far East. A £610,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been given to the to help restore the pottery. The Bernard Leach Trust, Penwith Council, and St Ives Town Council announced on Monday that the Leach Pottery Restoration Project has been awarded £450,767 by the European Regional Development Fund and £100,000 from the Rural Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Partnership. Campaigners have managed to secure enough money to buy and refurbish the Leach Pottery studio and Oriental climbing kiln. The Leach Pottery has officially re-opened after undergoing a £1.7m facelift. watch a series of clips from Bernard Leach's grandson Simon about the pottery a series of clips from Bernard Leach's grandson Simon. Ceramica festival of clay. A new range of ceramics aimed at the blind and partially sighted has been created by a pottery in Truro Cornwall. A former school art teacher has forged pots by Bernard Leach and sold them on to collectors

troika pottery
Troika Pottery was formed in 1963 until 1983 by a partnership between Benny Sirota, Leslie Illsley and Jan Thompson. Lawrence Illsley the son of Leslie Illsley has co-authored a new book about Troika pottery. The book tells the inside story of the pottery and shines a light on an interesting aspect of Cornish social history. It is a real attempt to get to the heart of what it felt like to be living and working in the thriving Penwith art scene of the sixties and seventies. Troika pottery marks

Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson relocated to Cornwall, where he established his pottery in 1979. He moved to his present home at Helland Bridge in 1989 where he works in a studio converted from an old chapel

Crowan pottery
Crowan pottery - Harry and May Davis first met at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives. They set up Crowan Pottery in the Mill house in Crowan in 1946. Harry and May produced functional pottery of beauty out of porcelain and fine stoneware

Mid-Cornwall Galleries
Mid-Cornwall Galleries the largest gallery of contemporary arts and crafts in the west country. Cornwall Crafts online an Association of Cornwall's finest craftmakers. Art Space in St Ives is a co-operative gallery which was established in April 2000. Liskeard Decorative and Fine Arts Society is a Member Society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies and was formed to bring together people interested in the decorative and fine arts. Just Arts - the essential guide to Art & Craft in
St Just-in-Penwith. West Cornwal Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group

The Exile 1930 by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Thomas Cooper Gotch was born in Kettering Northamptonshire in 1854. He was an original member of the Newlyn colony of artists. In 1881 he married fellow artist Caroline Burland Yates and returned to Paris with her to study at Laurens' academy. Thomas Cooper Gotch first visited Newlyn in 1879 and spent a lot of his time there before settlling permanently with his wife in 1908 . Thomas Cooper Gotch died in 1931

Newlyn Art Gallery opened in 1895. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century it continued to provide a venue for the succession of artists who came to work in the area.
Newlyn Art Gallery opened in 1895. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century it continued to provide a venue for the succession of artists who came to work in the area. tract live art is a programme of site specific live art and performance during the summer of 2006, co curated by Art Surgery and Newlyn Art Gallery. The Newlyn gallery has a sea front position. A £3m scheme to develop Newlyn Art Gallery. The Newlyn Society of Artists. The Exchange building in Penzance will be a major new contemporary art venue opening on ground floor of the old Telephone Exchange. PALP (Penwith Artist-Led Projects) is an artist led non-profit making organisation committed to creating a professional arts forum and research, development and exhibition opportunities in West Cornwall.
Open studios will see artists and craftspeople throwing open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer

Lemon Street Gallery Truro
Lemon Street Gallery Truro - modern and contemporary fine art. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Lemon Street gallery. Galleries in Truro and Cornwall. Artonomy Fine Art gallery in Truro runs a changing exhibition programme of new works and related events. Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art gallery in Penzance

Chase Art Centre exciting new art gallery on two floors in Wadebridge
Chase Art Centre is an exciting new art gallery on two floors in Wadebridge, North Cornwall. Corner Stone Gallery in St Ives, a new perspective on contemporary art. Pyder gallery it is situated in one of Truro's oldest buildings, 'The Tanner's Cottages' which houses an exhibition space of six rooms. The Indian King Arts Centre in Camelford

mud maid by Sue Hill
Sue Hill was born in Cornwall. Sue and her brother Pete have made living sculptures for the Heligan Gardens


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