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CREATIVE & CULTURAL LIVING

ART COLLECTORS Discover Cornwall‘s greatest galleries & emerging artists

BEYOND THE LANDSCAPE

Uncover Falmouth’s art history & inspirational spaces

TIME TO INDULGE Creative events, captivating courses & arty places to dine

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s I’m writing this, the sun is beaming through the office window and I’m hoping that this is the start of another glorious summer in Cornwall. Saying that, you can appreciate art, rain or shine, and there is something really wonderful about escaping a day of drab weather by venturing into a creative environment, whether it’s a gallery, an open studio, a workshop or even an interesting café - plenty of which you’ll find in this bursting summer issue of Art. The quality of work on display in Cornwall, by well-known and emerging artists, never ceases to amaze me and while we can only show a tiny taster of the art in these galleries, I always hope that you finish browsing desperate to see a lot more. Happy reading!

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Front Cover: Summer Evening, Clodgy Point, St Ives 16x20 by Mark Preston, Lighthouse Gallery (See listing 3) www.lighthouse-gallery.com


TOUR A: Sea of Bluebells, Hedgerows in Gorran Haven, Marie Mills Lowe-Holland Gallery

C: Polzeath, Duncan Palmar Quay Art

B: Truro, Tom Holland Tom Holland Gallery

D: Portscatho Harbour, Eric Ward New Gallery

E: The Island, St Ives, Gary Long Lighthouse Gallery

F: Path to Orchard Lane, Helford, Mike McInnerney Kestle Barton


GALLERIES

ART COURSES

01 Leach Pottery St Ives

18 InnerTide Living Gallery

01 Callington School of Art

02 Penlee House Gallery

19 Truro and Penwith College

02 St Ives School of Painting

20 Cornwall Crafts Association

03 Newlyn School of Art

03 Lighthouse Gallery

21 The Guild of Ten

04 Leach Pottery St Ives

04 Kestle Barton

22 Veryan Galleries

05 Truro and Penwith College

05 The Exchange

23 Gallery Tresco

06 Roundhouse and

24 The New Gallery

and Museum

Capstan Gallery

25 Atishoo Gallery

07 Newlyn Art Gallery

26 Lakeside Gallery

08 Summerhouse Gallery

27 Mid-Cornwall Galleries

09 Sharon McSwiney

28 Circle Contemporary

10 Cowhouse Gallery

29 Jo Downs Handmade Glass

11 New Craftsman Gallery

30 The Castle Bude

12 Lowe-Holland Gallery

31 The Seascape Gallery

13 Tom Holland Gallery

32 Yew Tree Gallery

14 Malcolm Sutcliffe

33 The Watermens Gallery

NEWQUAY

34 Gale’s Gallery

Glass Gallery

35 Quay Art

15 St Ives Society of Artists 16 Falmouth Art Gallery 17 The Square Gallery

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CREATIVE SPACES TO DINE

EVENTS 2015

01 InnerTide Living Gallery & Arts Truro Café

01 Cornish Craft Market

02 Plymouth Arts Centre Café/Bar

02 Outlaw Summer Market

03 The Melting Pot Café

03 Cornwall Design Fair

04 Strong Adolfos

04 Artists of the Tamar Valley Open Studios

05 Number Five Café Restaurant

05 St Ives September Festival

06 Newlyn Art Gallery Café

06 Krowji Christmas Open Studios


EVENTS 01 | CORNISH CRAFT MARKET Mawnan Memorial Hall, Mawnan Smith | 1st – 15th August 10am – 6pm Mawnan’s Cornish Craft Market has been running for over 35 years and has established a reputation as a friendly showcase for quality art and craft produced entirely in Cornwall. With over 60 exhibitors this year, several of whom are members of Cornwall Crafts Association, there is a wide choice of traditional and contemporary art and craft for the home and garden as well as many unique gifts. All profits go directly into funding the maintenance of Mawnan Memorial Hall. Mawnan Memorial Hall, Sampys Hill, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5EW

02 | OUTLAW SUMMER MARKET AT FALMOUTH WEEK Falmouth | 11th – 16th August Outlaw’s fairs and markets are a fresh, contemporary take on your usual crafty events. Enjoy a fabulous boutique shopping experience and discover loads of artisan makers, selling high quality pieces, all under one roof. This event follows on from Outlaw’s Falmouth Food and Drink Festival (8th – 10th August). www.outlawevents.co.uk

03 | CORNWALL DESIGN FAIR Trereife House, Penzance | 14th – 16th August Cornwall Design Fair is one of the Duchy’s largest design fairs, attracting designers, exhibitors and artists from all over Cornwall and beyond. The beautiful formal gardens of Trereife House in Penzance are transformed into a design paradise, with specialist food stalls, local musicians and huge marquees housing the best young and established designer-makers and their incredible creations. www.cornwalldesignfair.co.uk


2015 04 | ARTISTS OF THE TAMAR VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS Tamar Valley | 29th August – 6th September Drawn to the Valley, a group of over 150 local artists ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists and sculptors, was formed over 10 years ago partly in order to promote the Tamar Valley Area and to contribute to the regeneration of the local economy. Open Studios provides a chance to visit some of the best-established and emerging artists and the opportunity to own an original piece of artwork. For more information and to see the brochure, visit: www.drawntothevalley.co.uk

05 | ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL St Ives | 12th – 26th September With over 300 events planned for this year, head to St Ives for a two-week celebration of all things creative in this beautiful town. Expect great exhibitions, open studios, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, music and poetry. www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk Image: Alban Roinard

06 | INSPIRING GIFTS AND CREATIVE SPACES AT KROWJI’S CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIOS Krowji, Redruth | 4th December 6 – 9pm, 5th & 6th December 11am – 5pm Krowji will be glittering and shimmering with festive delights as its artists and jewellers, ceramicists and craft workers throw wide their doors for the famous Christmas Open Studios. www.krowji.org.uk Image: Kirstin Prisk


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LEACH POTTERY ST IVES The Leach Pottery, founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, is among the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years scores of potters, students and apprentices from across the world have come to the Leach Pottery to work and train, creating a uniquely international environment on the Cornish coast. The recently restored Leach Pottery site includes a museum which celebrates the life and work of Bernard Leach and visitors can see the original pottery workshop built in 1920, including the first Japanese climbing kiln in the western world.

At their shop you will find the new Leach Standard Ware and original work by leading local, national and international potters. The Pottery’s Entrance Gallery houses a permanent collection including works by Bernard Leach, Janet Leach, David Leach, Shoji Hamada, William Marshall and Michael Cardew. During the school holidays they offer family friendly creative sessions, where you and your child can enjoy handson making activities together. Museum Admission: Adults £4.50 / Concessions £4.00. Accompanied under 18s FREE. Admission to the Shop and Entrance Gallery FREE.

March – October Open daily 10am – 5pm Sundays 11am – 4pm November – March Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Open bank holidays

The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE T: 01736 799703 www.leachpottery.com


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PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY AND MUSEUM The award-winning Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the world-famous Newlyn School artists (c.1880 - 1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight. In recent years, the gallery has built an international reputation for its year-round programme of temporary exhibitions, which offer the unique opportunity of viewing major Cornish works, borrowed from public and private collections across the

UK, a stone’s throw from where they were created. Changing displays mean that there is always a different selection to see. Set in an elegant Victorian park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall’s archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop, with full wheelchair access throughout.

Open Monday – Saturday from 10am throughout the year, including spring and summer bank holidays Summer closing at 5pm April – September Winter closing at 4.30pm November – March Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Left: Elizabeth Armstrong (later Forbes),’A Zandvoort Fishergirl’, 1884 Top right: Penlee House Gallery Bottom right: Caroline Graham, ‘Launching the Penlee Lifeboat’, c.1908

Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE T: 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk


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LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY Situated in Penzance’s bustling pedestrian area, Lighthouse Gallery occupies a three-storey Georgian building with a high domed skylight that lets natural daylight flood into one of the largest spaces of its kind in Cornwall. Being one of the county’s leading galleries, their aim is to provide a truly inspiring experience! Lighthouse Gallery offers a bright, fresh inviting space in which to appreciate the work of both Cornwall’s finest contemporary artists and new emerging talent. Enjoying a

reputation built over the last twelve years for high quality, excellent service and a friendly welcome, Lighthouse intends to make buying art fun and informal. Hosting both mixed and solo exhibitions throughout the year, their summer shows will include work by Benjamin Warner, Amanda Hoskin, Gary Long, Mark Poprawski, John Piper, Michael Praed, Robert Jones, Mark Preston, Sarah Bowman and Michael Sanders. Please visit their website for full details.

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm

Lighthouse Gallery, 54/55 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SS T: 01736 350555 E: post@lighthouse-gallery.com www.lighthouse-gallery.com

Left: Summer Agapanthus and shells, Sarah Bowman Top right: Jewellery, Claire Allain Middle right: Lighthouse gallery exterior Bottom right: Glass pebble boat, Toots


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KESTLE BARTON Kestle Barton is an awardwinning conservation and conversion of an ancient Cornish farmstead. One barn is now a beautiful gallery opening onto a plantsman’s garden designed by James Alexander-Sinclair. Here there is a small tea hut serving light refreshments. The stylish holiday accommodation funds the arts project and is available through Forever Cornwall. Admission is free. Situated on the footpath between Helford Village and Frenchman’s Creek, arrive by car or on foot for a changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops. This summer Paul Chaney’s Encampment Supreme is featured in the orchard, continuing his research into low impact grass roots architecture with the design and construction of this temporary pavilion. Made using only traditional vernacular building

techniques and post-consumer waste, and built during a series of public workshops, the pavilion will house some of Kestle Barton’s summer events. Moos/Moss (18th July – 6th September) is an exhibition by German artist Andrea Büttner, on show through the summer holidays to provide thoughtful commentary on the simple beauty of the ‘overlooked’ and the reverent power of woodcuts on paper made on a large scale. The final show of the season will be a wonderful collection of Bryan Ingham’s etchings of ‘Jollytown’. These depictions of his own home, just down the road from Kestle Barton near Lizard Point, were made over a ten-year span of time; Jollytown Etchings - Prints by Bryan Ingham 1968 – 1979, (12th September – 31st October). Late in the season Kestle Barton will also be featuring

Spontonality – a music improvisation sequence with Matthew Barley, Tim West and guests (10th – 15th October). See Kestle Barton for more details on the 2015 arts programme.

Open 28th March – 31st October Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 5pm Also open on bank holidays

Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston TR12 6HU T: 01326 231811 www.kestlebarton.co.uk

Top left: Andrea Büttner, Dancing Nuns, 2008, wood cut, 120 x 160cm. Top right: Paul Chaney, Encampment Supreme (work in progress). Bottom left: Private View of Testing Tropes: Group Exhibition (23rd May – 12th July 2015). Bottom right: Front entrance of Kestle Barton gallery from the farmhouse. ©Anthony Greenwood.


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CREATIVE PLACES TO DINE 01 InnerTide Living Gallery & Arts Truro Café

02 Plymouth Arts Centre Café/Bar

03 The Melting Pot Café, Redruth

Almost everything you see, feel or touch in this café, which serves delicious local produce, has been reclaimed, upcycled or foraged. Plus, there’s a fantastic gallery space upstairs to get your creative juices flowing. Find out more about the gallery and its exhibitions on listing 18. www.innertide.co.uk

Plymouth Arts Centre is a nationally-renowned space for contemporary visual art exhibitions, mainstream and independent cinema and creative learning. The café/bar serves a wide range of drinks and snacks and you can take these into the cinema to enjoy whilst watching a film. www.plymouthartscentre.org

A hidden gem of a café at the Krowji arts centre in Redruth, The Melting Pot is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or a quick snack and enjoy its relaxed bohemian atmosphere. You can also rent a room, including an art room, for meetings, workshops or artistic endeavours! www.themeltingpotcafe.co.uk


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05 Number Five, Mevagissey

06 Newlyn Art Gallery Café

With an ever-changing menu, lots of innovative sweet treats, changing exhibitions on the walls and Circle Contemporary Gallery just next door, Strong Adolfos is an exciting art destination to visit this summer. We recommend that you head there for breakfast and try the pancakes! www.strongadolfos.com

Situated in the heart of Mevagissey, Number Five serves delicious locally sourced produce, freshly prepared to order by Head Chef Mark. Open seven days a week (9am – 9pm), stop by for breakfast, lunch, an evening meal or to enjoy a cream tea.

With its incredible views of the bay, Newlyn Art Gallery café is the perfect place to treat yourself to a piece of homemade cake and a tea or coffee after a wander around this inspirational gallery. See listing 7 for further information and exhibition details. www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Call 01726 844422 to book. www.numberfiveinmevagissey.co.uk


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THE EXCHANGE The Exchange is a major contemporary art space in the centre of Penzance, showing national and international contemporary art, plus work by some of the best local artists. The 2015 summer show, a solo exhibition by American artist Robert Therrien, continues until 26th September. Therrien’s work examines the viewer’s relationship to scale. Often alluding to modest household items, such as a stack of oversized plates or a 2.5m high oil can, his works explore the space between reality and the world of dreams, drawing the viewer into the realm of fables

and fairytales, childhood games and unfinished narratives. The autumn show is a celebration of Terry Frost (1915–2003) on the event of his centenary. The exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s most significant paintings, collages and sculptural forms from public and private collections across the UK. Looking at Frost’s work through ideas of performance, construction and colour, the exhibition takes a fresh perspective on his practice over six decades. It runs from 10th October 2015 to 9th January 2016.

Summer opening times (to Oct 2015) Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Winter opening times (Oct 2015 – March 2016) Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL T: 01736 363715 www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Top left: Terry Frost 1915-2003 Autumn Rings Andeuze, September 1971 1983, Acrylic paint on canvas, 164.2 x 164.2 cm, The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery, Lincoln) ©The estate of Sir Terry Frost Bottom left: Terry Frost 1915-2003, Yellow 1955, Oil paint on board, 42 x 77 cm Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University ©The estate of Sir Terry Frost. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015 Right: Robert Therrien, No Title (Oil Can), ARTIST ROOMS, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 ©ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014.


06 ROUNDHOUSE & CAPSTAN GALLERY

07 Open daily 10am – 5pm Easter until late October

NEWLYN ART GALLERY

Limited opening during the winter months. Please phone the gallery before making a long journey.

One of the most iconic buildings in West Cornwall, this unique circular gallery has become a magnet for some of the best Cornish art, jewellery and craft in the area. Set on two floors, the Capstan Room and Net Loft have two distinct personalities, each providing a constantly changing showcase of Cornish excellence. Expect to see work from many talented painters, including Paul Armitage, Romi Behrens, Michael Strang, Mark Poprawski, Mike Hindle, Neil Pinkett, John Piper and Michael Praed. Plus, sculptures and ceramics by Philip Booth, Colin Caffell and Philip Wakeham and pottery by Russell Gibbs, Rick Henham, Lincoln Kirby-Bell and Eleanor Newell. If that wasn’t enough, there is also a fantastic display of jewellery, knitwear, woodwork, photography and other craftwork created by local artists and craftspeople.

The Roundhouse and Capstan Gallery, Sennen Cove TR19 7DF T: 01736 871859 E: roundhouse.gallery@btconnect.com

www.round-house.co.uk Twitter: @Capstangallery Top: Hedge from Trevaylor, Michael Strang Bottom right: Coast, John Piper Bottom left: Flame, Colin Caffell

For 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the South West. The summer show, In Search of the Miraculous, continues until 19th September. It features video and photography works by 12 artists that have a yearning for the sublime, or a romantic contemplation of the sea and what may lie beyond the horizon. The autumn show is a celebration of Terry Frost (1915–2003) on the event of his centenary. The exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s most significant paintings, collages and sculptural forms from public and private collections. It runs 10th October 2015 to 9th January 2016. Summer opening times (to Oct 2015) Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Winter opening times (Oct 2015 – March 2016) Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PZ T: 01736 363715 www.newlynartgallery.co.uk


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SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY Situated just a stone’s throw away from the sea in the ancient charter town of Marazion, The Summerhouse Gallery is a thriving, beautiful space that exhibits a diverse collection of paintings, sculpture, jewellery and glass. The Summerhouse features both established and up-andcoming painters. Amongst the more established artists on display are Michael Strang, Mike Hindle, John Piper, Michael Praed, Paul Wadsworth, Maggie O’Brien,

Amy Albright and Neil Pinkett. There are also ceramics by John Bedding and Sarah Dunstan as well as sculptures by Theresa Gilder and Anna Rothwell. The Summerhouse Gallery has established itself as one of the most exciting galleries in Cornwall exhibiting current contemporary Cornish art. They pride themselves on being a child and dog friendly space and very much look forward to welcoming you to Marazion.

Open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 4pm

Summerhouse Gallery Market Place, Marazion TR17 0AR T: 01736 711400 www.summerhousegallery.co.uk

Top: Michael Strang, Sennen Cove Sunset Bottom left: John Piper, Soft Hamlet Bottom middle: John Bedding, Ceramics Bottom right: Michael Praed, Trewavas Engine Houses II


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09 SHARON MCSWINEY Based in St Ives, Sharon McSwiney creates jewellery and metalwork ranges, often with a sense of humour. Working in copper and brass, she handcrafts decorative wall pieces featuring leaves and birds while her quirky jewellery designs include hedgehogs, foxes, hares and many other animals. She has also developed a range of sea inspired pieces (jewellery and homewares) which feature seaweed, seahorses and limpets. Inspired by a love of animals, her unique metalwork greeting cards also capture her unusual designs beautifully. You can purchase Sharon’s items online or at The Drill Hall, which is a showcase for her work but also displays a selection of ceramics and unusual wooden sculptures by other artists.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

THE COWHOUSE GALLERY

Sharon McSwiney, Unit 7, The Drill Hall, Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR T: 01736 448293 www.sharonmcswiney.co.uk

Situated in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run entirely by a group of local artists and craftspeople and this independence allows them to offer a wide range of original arts and crafts at very affordable prices. Paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this bright light art space. In addition, the gallery has a changing list of guest exhibitors. For a full day out, Perranuthnoe Cove is just a stroll away with breathtaking coastal walks looking towards St Michael’s Mount in one direction and Prussia Cove in the other.

Open daily 10am – 5pm

The Cowhouse Gallery, Lynfield Craft Centre, Perranuthnoe TR20 9NE T: 01736 710538 E: info@cowhousegallery.co.uk www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

Image: Limited Edition Collograph Print ‘Pastoral’ by Linda Craig


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NEW CRAFTSMAN GALLERY With an international reputation amongst art and craft collectors for its painting, sculpture and quality studio ceramics, the New Craftsman is regarded as one of the most important spaces for contemporary artists in St Ives. Having nurtured the reputations of key St Ives School artists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Bryan Winter, Patrick Heron and Peter Lanyon, the gallery continues to exhibit original work by emerging Cornish

artists alongside leading British painting and contemporary craft. Exhibiting artists for 2015 include Derya Erdem, Emma Williams, Hilary Mayo, Neil Davies, Tanya Gomez, Lawrence Murley, Jack Doherty, Neil Pinkett, Colin Orchard, Jack Stiling, Barbara Keel, Guy Royle and Cornelius Jacob van Dop. New Craftsman also continues to be the St Ives town centre stockists for Leach Pottery’s new tableware range.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Please phone the gallery for Sunday opening times

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE T: 01736 795652 www.newcraftsmanstives.com

Top left: Topaz Ring, Chris Boland Top right: Tall Forms, Jack Doherty. Photo: Rebecca Harvey Bottom left: Full Bloom, Neil Davies Bottom right: Headland St Ives, Lucie Bray


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pened by Chris Insoll in 1997, the studio above The New Gallery in Portscatho is home to an exciting group of artists, who make up the Portscatho Society of Artists. Some of the best contemporary art in Cornwall has been created within these four walls and while the studio itself feels like a piece of art history, the space is still very much alive and thriving with artists working there on a daily basis. “Many of our artist members use this studio because of the unique lighting created by the unusual advantage of having natural light from the north, east and south,” says Chris. “The studio sticks out into The Square at Portscatho and has a marvellous view over Gerrans Bay.” As well as its inspirational surroundings and plenty of painting equipment, the studio also offers a place of study and a relaxed environment and forum for artists to exchange ideas over a glass of wine and peruse the library of creative books. “We often eat together here and it’s a refuge for the landscape painters,” says Chris. And it’s not just for the artists, visitors to the gallery can experience the setting in which their paintings were imagined and created. “An increasing number of collectors have sat in the studio to be part of a picture by one of their favourite artists,” he says. “Everyone is welcome to visit.” See listing 24 for more information about The New Gallery, Portscatho.

INSPIRATIONAL The Studio at SPACE The New Gallery


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LOWE-HOLLAND GALLERY Situated at the top of Penryn’s high street on a raised terrace, Lowe-Holland Gallery showcases a diverse selection of artwork, from paintings and illustration to photography, sculpture and ceramics. Recently established as Cornwall’s newest contemporary gallery, Lowe-Holland brings original and visually dynamic work from both established and emerging artists to its visitors. Its impressive heritage feature window allows natural light to pour into this exciting and welcoming space, making it the perfect place to admire the wide range of work on display. Hosting both mixed and solo

exhibitions throughout the year, the summer exhibition Radiant (which runs until 30th August 2015) presents new paintings from Trina Bohan, Barry Kelly, James Donovan and emerging artist John O’Grady. The gallery will also be welcoming new arrivals from Cornish artists Marie Mills, Lou Tonkin, Emma West and Mirjana Smith. Lowe-Holland Gallery prides itself on excellent customer service, so whether you are just browsing or looking for something specific, this is an art destination not to be missed. Please visit the website for more information.

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 3pm

Lowe-Holland Gallery 81 The Terrace, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EL T: 01326 377881 E: enquiry@lowe-holland-gallery.co.uk www.lowe-holland-gallery.co.uk 

Top: Ceramics, Kyra Cane Bottom left: Spring Jumble, Marie Mills Bottom right: Gallery exterior


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13 TOM HOLLAND GALLERY Tom Holland Gallery is situated in the heart of Penryn, showcasing Tom’s unique paintings of the Cornish landscape. Inspired by the changing moods of the sea and the bright seaside towns and villages, his work is beautifully stripped back, using block colour and bold shapes. Alongside his originals, you will also find a selection of limited edition prints, cards and work by House by Hazel, who specialise in hand-printed Cornish inspired homewares. As well as ever changing paintings in his own gallery, Tom also exhibits across Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and beyond. Find further information about the artist and the gallery opening times on the website or by visiting the Tom Holland Gallery page on Facebook.

Open by appointment all year (Please see website for other opening times)

MALCOLM SUTCLIFFE GLASS GALLERY

Tom Holland Gallery, 29 Higher Market Street, Penryn TR10 8EQ T: 07867503460 E: info@tom-holland.co.uk Facebook: tomhollandgallery www.tom-holland.co.uk

Below: Mevagissey, Tom Holland Bottom: Devoran Creek, Tom Holland

This bright and sunny gallery is the perfect place for displaying the unique and distinctive blown glass made by Malcolm and Rosie Sutcliffe. All of the glass items, from bowls and vases to paperweights and perfume bottles, are blown in the converted bakery just behind the gallery. Complementing the large and varied collection of glassware is a wonderful selection of cards, jewellery and paintings. Visit the website to find out about glass blowing lessons and to buy the glass online. Bauble Blowing Demonstration 28th Nov (10am - 4pm) A festive start to Christmas. Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 1pm Often open on Monday as well

Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Gallery, 2 West Street, Penryn TR10 8EW T: 01326 377020 E: info@malcolm-sutcliffe.co.uk www.malcolm-sutcliffe.co.uk


CORNWALL

DESIGN FAIR 14TH – 16TH AUGUST Cornwall Design Fair is a unique opportunity to meet Cornwall’s esteemed artists and craftspeople. Displaying everything from fine ceramics and glassware to textiles and jewellery, art and design enthusiasts can expect to discover high quality items around every corner. Here are a few pieces created by some of this year’s talented exhibitors. Find the full list of exhibitors at www.cornwalldesignfair.co.uk

JANE POWELL: TEXTILE ART

Artist Jane Powell explores natural forms through paint, stitch and weave. She is drawn to the detail of the landscape, namely the plants and wildflowers that are in abundance in Cornwall, and her pictures are her homage to the common plant. www.janepowellart.com

KATIE LEE: LIGHTING

DAVID STEPHENS: GLASS DESIGN

David Stephens is a glass designer-maker, kiln-forming a range of art pieces and home accessories from his workshop on the beautiful north Cornwall coast. www.davidstephensglassart.co.uk

Katie Lee founded Silueta Designs in 2014 with a mission to create work which ‘tells a story’ and draws attention to the beauty and quality of natural, sustainable materials. She combines watercolour painting techniques with pencil and ink illustration to create these unique and dramatic lamps. www.siluetadesigns.co.uk


ANNA RENNIE: JEWELLERY

The rugged beauty of the Cornish landscape and coast are Anna’s main inspiration. The natural forms and textures are explored through traditional silversmithing techniques of raising, chasing and repoussé, beautifully combined to create aesthetically pleasing functional pieces. www.thesilverocean.com

STEPHANIE CUNNINGHAM: CERAMICS

Inspired by her love and respect for animals and birds, both wild and domestic, Stephanie Cunningham’s ceramic creations are stylised to emphasise power, elegance and grace or to convey a familiar holding of the body or movement of the head. www.stephaniecunningham.co.uk

MARY RICH: CERAMICS

Mary Rich was born in Cornwall and opened her first studio in Falmouth in the early sixties. Her current work is in porcelain, decorated with liquid bright gold and coloured lustres and is inspired by the decorative work from the Middle East. www.maryrich.co.uk

ZOE WRIGHT: TEXTILES Zoe is a textile artist creating beautiful collages, pictures and homewares using a combination of hand and free motion embroidery. Created in her Cornish studio, her designs are colourful and nostalgic and often feature nautical themes. www.facebook.com/zoewrighttextiles


15 ST IVES SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

The beautiful and imposing Mariners’ Church has been the home of the St Ives Society of Artists since 1942. This impressive building houses two galleries: The Crypt and The Mariners, which is currently showing the members’ work followed by a Printmakers & Ceramics Show. The September Festival starts on the 12th with the popular Square Deal Show – 10” canvases by members for just £50. There will also be a number of workshops, concerts and a dance. The Crypt Gallery will host a Cornish Art Exhibition during August and then NAPA*, Elaine Turnbull and Penny Rumble will be followed by Paul Wadsworth. *The National Acrylic Painters’ Association

Open Mondays – Saturdays 10.30am – 5.30pm Sundays 2pm – 5pm St Ives Society of Artists, Norway Square, St Ives TR26 1NA T: 01736 795582 E: stivessociety@btconnect.com www.stisa.co.uk Above: Miners Cottages, Pendeen, Elaine Turnbull

16 FALMOUTH ART GALLERY The award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery is family friendly and free. It has an outstanding collection of art that ranges from Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist paintings to contemporary prints, photography and automata. The works on display are constantly changing and there is always something new and exciting for visitors of all ages. This summer, visitors young and old will be delighted by Rodney Peppé: astonishing automata and marvellous machines, from 27th June – 12th September. This will be followed by Soil Culture: Deep Roots from 19th September – 21st November and Serpentine – Artists of The Lizard from 28th November 2015 – 30th January 2016. There is also a new exhibition every month in the Entrance Gallery and new works are showcased every week in the Limelight display area.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year) FREE ENTRY Access for wheelchairs and pushchairs is by a lift in the side entrance to the right of the building.

Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT T: 01326 313863 E: info@falmouthartgallery.com www.falmouthartgallery.com

Top: Bryan Ingham Bottom: Hauling in the Nets, Charles Napier Hemy


17 THE SQUARE GALLERY The Square Gallery has a reputation for showing original art, lovingly collected and assembled. It celebrates the differences in each artist’s approach and there is an array of paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and artefacts that inspire, intrigue and provoke a response. The gallery embraces how artists develop as well as welcoming new exhibitors, enjoying their progress and success. Artists include Rosie Scott, Robin Leonard, Lynn Golden, Kirsten Jones, Jenny Buckingham and Trevor Price, to name a few. From the smallest card to the largest painting, The Square Gallery likes to encourage the artists with confidence, enthusiasm and discernment. The result is a lively and exciting mix of work in a friendly space - you’ll be surprised by what you discover. Top: A detail of Below Zennor, Sue Young Middle: Seaside Essentials, Sophie Harding Bottom: Spanish Bowl with Violas and Yellow Jug, Jennie Buckingham

18 Open daily 10.30am – 5pm April – October Also open during the winter months

INNERTIDE LIVING GALLERY

The Square Gallery, 5 The Arcade, Saint Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT T: 01326 270720 www.thesquaregallery.co.uk

Come and be inspired by the art of life! The InnerTide Living Gallery, situated in the heart of Truro, is an artistic tribute to sustainability and environmental awareness. The materials used to create the space were found, foraged or donated and given a new life within the gallery, meeting space and café. Highlights include works by owner Tim Kellam and rotating exhibitions by local Cornish artists and designers. Admire the work on the walls and enjoy delicious locally sourced organic coffee, fresh salads, sandwiches and artisan gluten-free cakes in the café. The gallery is a proud supplier of Luscious Lucy, Cornwall’s tasty hedgerow products. Open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm Saturdays 9am – 5pm Sundays 11am – 4pm Easy city parking close by

InnerTide Living Gallery, 21 Pydar Street, Truro TR1 2AY T: 01872 278104 E: innertidetruro@gmail.com www.innertide.co.uk

Above: Zen Circle


OUR TOP 5

ART COURSES 01 Callington School of Art | Exploring Colour 11th – 17th October (6 days) | £650 This is a course for those keen to perfect their use of colour. You can work in watercolour, acrylic, oil or pastel. Enjoy an introductory illustrated talk on how artists use colour in their work, demonstrations in colour mixing and visits to different locations. www.callingtonartschool.com 02 St Ives School of Painting | Experimentation with Oil 10th – 12th August (3 days) | £235 This three-day course will improve your confidence in handling oils and open up new ways of working. If you want to learn more about using oils and need the space and support to explore, take risks and experiment, then this is the course for you. Tutor: Kerry Harding. www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

01 Callington School of Art

03 Newlyn School of Art | Expressive Painting Course 31st August – 2nd September (3 days) | £240 The aim of this inspiring course is to free up preconceptions of painting and drawing through play and experimentation towards creating large scale expressive works. Working largely from the dramatic coastal landscape around West Cornwall students will explore a variety of methods in painting and drawing. Tutor: Maggie O’Brien. www.newlynartschool.co.uk 04 Leach Pottery St Ives | Throwing Course 7th – 11th September (5 days) | £500 Leach Pottery offer a three or five day practice-based throwing course aimed at beginners who would like to learn basic throwing skills and for those who have some experience of throwing, and would like to further develop their skills. This is an opportunity to learn new skills and brush up on essential techniques. www.leachpottery.com 05 Truro & Penwith College | Life Drawing From 28th September (10 weeks) | £155 A vital drawing discipline for both the complete beginner and practising artist; all can benefit from the traditional practice of life drawing - plus look at some more modern approaches. Learn how to look, how to structure a drawing and select media. For further information or to enrol please contact the Part Time Courses office at Truro College on 01872 265800.

05 Truro & Penwith College


02 St Ives School of Painting

03 Newlyn School of Art

04 Leach Pottery St Ives


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TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE Truro and Penwith College offers a variety of university level programmes across a range of subject areas, including Art and Design. All of the courses are designed and delivered to enable students to explore their innovative ideas through quality teaching by practising artists, in purposebuilt studios. Students can realise their creative potential either by studying a range of artistic disciplines in one course, through the HNC/HND Fine Art & Design programmes, or by specialising in a particular area of interest, such as Silversmithing and Jewellery, Interior Design Practice or Illustration. The College also offers the Foundation Diploma in Art,

Design, Media & Photography; a one-year intensive course which will develop creative skills in preparation for studying art at university. New university level courses, the HND/C Fine Art: Methods & Materials and the HND*/C in Art and Design, are now being offered. These will provide a practical experience exploring a number of creative disciplines and, with a good portfolio, students could earn a place on the final year of a BA. Truro and Penwith College works in partnership with Plymouth University, which allows students to benefit from the College’s great location, facilities and reputation whilst graduating from one of the best universities in the country. *Subject to approval

Truro Campus, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX T: 01872 267000

Penwith Campus, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA T: 01736 335000

For more information about the courses on offer at Truro and Penwith College, please visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Images: recent work by students at Truro and Penwith College


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CORNWALL CRAFTS ASSOCIATION Since its inception over 40 years ago, Cornwall Crafts Association has strived to promote the best in contemporary crafts that Cornwall has to offer and 2015 is no exception. At Trelissick Gallery during the summer you will be able to see a fantastic Members’ Exhibition. From the 6th August – 27th September Jackie Harrison will have her stunning textiles on show in the foyer and then the Autumn/ Winter Exhibition opens on the 3rd October with a focus on Carol Scott’s beautifully decorated, colourful and fresh

earthenware ceramics. At Trelowarren Gallery, the ‘Red’ The Other Clay ceramic exhibition will run alongside the Members’ Summer Show until the 15th August. Then, Autumn at Trelowarren: A Members’ Show will begin. It is no exaggeration to say that both galleries really are unsurpassed for quality, content, presentation and location. Whether you are just browsing, looking for inspiration or in search of a unique work of art or craft, Trelissick and Trelowarren galleries are an essential port of call.

Trelowarren Gallery: Cornwall Crafts Association Trelowarren, Mawgan-in-Meneage, Helston TR12 6AF T: 01326 221567 March – September: Open daily 10.30am – 5pm October – March: Open daily 11am – 4pm

Trelissick Gallery: Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelissick, Feock, Truro TR3 6QL T: 01872 864514 Mid-February – November : Open daily 10.30am – 5.30pm Winter months: Open daily 10.30am – 4.30pm

Left: Carol Scott, lemon jugs and bowl Bottom middle: Linda Styles, Cornishware pot with two gold shapes, one green lug and three orange discs Right: Jackie Harrison, textiles


NEW FINDS SHELLEY ANDERSON

www.shelleyandersonart.com

Born and bred in the industrial fishing port of Newlyn and raised amongst the rock pools of West Cornwall, you might expect Shelley Anderson to become a fine fisherman, but not necessarily a talented master craftsman and bronze sculptor as well. With a passion for diving and spearfishing and a degree in Silversmithing and Metal Fabrication from University College Falmouth, Anderson’s work is the embodiment of both Newlyn’s historic maritime culture and prestigious metalworking heritage. Trained under Michael Johnson of Newlyn Copper Works, Anderson combines traditional metalworking skills with innovative techniques to create the fluid, sometimes ferocious beauty of sea creatures in their natural habitat.

JACK STILING Every object, they say, tells a story, and never more so than in the work of rising Automata artist Jack Stiling. A recent graduate of University College Falmouth’s Contemporary Crafts degree, Stiling’s unique talent has earned him a first ever exhibition at one of the country’s most important contemporary craft galleries, the New Craftsman St Ives, this winter. Inspired by classic literature, hand-me-down stories and campfire fables, Stiling’s fantastical objects astonish and entertain, drawing the viewer into a world of marvellous mechanisms, magic and illusion, where curiosity is king and all things are possible. www.stilingsworkshop.com

By Mercedes Smith Fine Art Communications www.fineartcommunications.co.uk


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THE GUILD OF TEN The Guild of Ten is a co-operative of designermakers who run their own independent gallery, tucked behind Truro Cathedral. The makers exhibiting are all highly skilled and their work is a visual delight. The jewellers create cutting-edge pieces in diverse materials from handcast resin, colourful enamelled silver through to unusual or classic silver and gold. There are also designer garments for all occasions, sophisticated

knitwear in the softest of yarns and gorgeous children’s clothes. A renowned glass blower’s sea-coloured bowls and vases, a wide selection of decorative and domestic pottery, as well as quirky wood puzzles, make the gallery the perfect place for unusual presents. A craft person will be present in the gallery to give you a friendly welcome and answer any questions.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

Guild of Ten, 19 Old Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AH T: 01872 274681 www.guildof10.co.uk

Left: Necklace by Daisy Dunlop Top right: Linen Smock by Sheila Raynes and Fabric Necklace by Sharon Verry Bottom right: Seaweed by Sharon McSwiney


22 VERYAN GALLERIES

Veryan Galleries is over forty years old and has been in the same family for the last nineteen. It is one of the largest galleries on the Roseland Peninsula and shows paintings by around fifteen Cornish artists, most of whom have been with the gallery for many years and are now well established painters. The gallery also has fine handmade jewellery, glass and ceramics, and is a working studio. The gallery owners specialise in commissioned paintings and murals, examples of which can be seen on their website. For a good day out, a visit to the gallery can be combined with seeing the Roundhouses of Veryan, a walk on the beautiful Carne beach or a meal at one of the excellent restaurants nearby. Open Tueday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

Veryan Galleries, Veryan Green, Roseland Peninsula TR2 5QQ T: 01872 501469 E: info@veryangalleries.co.uk www.veryangalleries.co.uk

Above: St Just Creek, Lynn Golden

23 GALLERY TRESCO Gallery Tresco is hosting three exhibitions during August. All of the work is inspired by the Isles of Scilly, featuring the landscape and aspects of island life. Neil Pinkett’s summer show of 2014 encapsulated the ferocious gales which had completely swamped the islands in February. These epic storms left swathes of coastal paths washed away and changed the contours of the beaches from gentle slopes to sheer sandy cliffs. Some of his oil paintings captured the boiling Atlantic Ocean with its vast rolling waves crashing onto the rocky headlands – these were a sell-out leaving his collectors hungry for more. It begs the question, what will he offer up this year? September will see Maggie O’Brien leading a teaching holiday on Tresco. Maggie and

Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm Sunday 10.30am – 4pm March – November

New Grimsby, Tresco Isles of Scilly TR24 0QE T: 01720 424925 E: gallery@tresco.co.uk www.gallerytresco.co.uk

Below: Crashing seas at the north end, Neil Pinkett

her students will be hopping on and off boats every day visiting a different island to see and paint new subjects. The days are aimed at not just improving techniques, but enjoying the experience of a group holiday and making progress together. For further information visit the gallery’s website or call 01720 424925. For painting holidays details visit www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call 01736 365557.


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THE NEW GALLERY The New Gallery is the original gallery in Portscatho (established in 1985) and home of the Portscatho Society of Artists. The name reflects its move into larger premises in 1997. It is an artist-run showroom and studios and subject of the book Portscatho, Portrait of a Cornish Art Colony, (Halsgrove 2006). Colourful works embellish the walls, with everything from

abstract pieces to beautiful Cornish landscapes, offering a visual feast for visitors. Artists include Chris Insoll, Trevor Felcey, Eric Ward, the late Grace Gardner, Andrea Insoll, David Shutt, Philippa Savage, Judith Green, Howard Milton, Alice Mumford, Sue Davis, Jenny Shaw-Browne and sometimes visiting artists associated with Portscatho.

Usually open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 5pm or by appointment.

The New Gallery, 5 The Square, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5HW T: 01872 580445 E: chrisinsoll@gmail.com www.chrisinsoll.com

Left: Andrea Insoll, from the Stained Glass series Top Right: En plein, Portscatho harbour, Eric Ward Middle right: Large Pony Skull, Trevor Felcey Bottom right: New Gallery studio interior


25 ATISHOO GALLERY

Atishoo Designs is a contemporary arts and crafts gallery run by artist couple Liz Hackney and Paul Clark. The gallery is located in a converted barn in the historic village port of Charlestown in Cornwall and exhibits work by over 80 artists, many based in the South West. Artists include Alan Arthurs, Roy Steadman and Kit Johns plus there is pottery by Sarah Nicol and Jane Marks, jewellery by Koa and Sarah Drew, and a huge selection of prints and cards. Atishoo also offer a bespoke framing service from their onsite framing workshop. Many of the works are also available to purchase from their online shop. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Atishoo Gallery, 71 Charlestown Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NL T: 01726 65900 www.atishoodesigns.co.uk

Above: Paul Clark, Fun in the sun Charlestown

26 LAKESIDE GALLERY Lakeside Gallery features the book illustrations and narrative paintings of Linda and Roger Garland. The upper floor houses a permanent Tolkien Collection by Roger Garland with seventy paintings and drawings commissioned by Allen and Unwin, the original publishers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books including The Lord of the Rings. These artworks were created prior to the films and they have been published worldwide and to many enthusiasts they are iconic representations of Tolkien’s world. Linda Garland’s meticulous paintings are based on myths and legends echoing the work of the Pre-Raphaelites in both subject matter and execution.

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Lakeside Gallery, Lezant, Launceston PL15 9NW T: 01579 370760 www.lakeside-gallery.com Images: Roger and Linda Garland


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MID- CORNWALL GALLERIES Mid-Cornwall Galleries is open throughout the year and is located on the A390 east of St Austell, just a stone’s throw away from The Eden Project, Charlestown and Fowey. Housed in a former Victorian school, the space has proved perfect for their regularly changing exhibitions. The work for sale is chosen for its quality and originality and even after all this time (they opened in 1980) they never cease to be amazed and delighted at the shows

resulting from the incredible diversity of work by nationally and internationally renowned artists, craftsmen and women. They gather together new collections of paintings, etchings, prints, ceramics (many by Fellows of the Craft Potters’ Association), blown and formed glass, silks, jewellery, sculptures, turned wood, clocks, mirrors and many other wonderfully made pieces. Enjoy seeing some of the finest original work in the country.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm January and bank holidays 11am – 4pm Wheelchair access on request

Mid-Cornwall Galleries, St Blazey Gate, Par PL24 2EF T: 01726 812131 E: info@midcornwallgalleries.co.uk www.midcornwallgalleries.co.uk Facebook: MidCornwallGalleries Twitter: @MidCornwallGall

Left: Fields at Mennaridden, Jo March Top right: Small head, Christy Keeny Bottom right: Gallery interior


AT A GLANCE Falmouth’s Art History

T

he Falmouth area boasts one of the most exciting, diverse, energetic and creative art scenes in Cornwall. There are no distinct colonies such as ‘Newlyn’ and ‘St Ives’, yet the area has attracted more than its fair share of important artists, craftspeople and performers. Amongst the earliest artists to visit were the topographical draughtsmen Samuel Buck (1696-1779) and his brother Nathaniel (fl.1711-1753), who produced oil paintings, and a particularly fine engraving of Pendennis Castle in 1734. Then, in 1811 J.M.W. Turner RA (1775–1851) visited both St Mawes and Falmouth capturing the Fal estuary’s distinct beauty for the print market. The formation of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society in 1833 provided Falmouth’s first public venue for exhibiting art. Henry Scott Tuke RA RWS (1858-1929) exhibited his first drawing there when he was nine years old. Tuke came to live in Falmouth with his family as a young child and after studying art in London and Paris, he returned to Cornwall in 1885 and

Ingram, Schooner on the High Seas

became a master at capturing the transient Cornish light outdoors. Older than Tuke, Hemy was already established as the country’s finest maritime artist with an international reputation. In 1883, he and his wife Amy Mary Freeman, built a grand house in Kimberley Place. Many great artists came to Falmouth to visit Hemy, such as Stanhope Forbes RA (1857-1947), Sir Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956), John Singer Sargent RA (18561925) and Montague Dawson RSMA (1895-1973). Both Hemy and Tuke are recorded as Newlyn school artists, but identified themselves very much as ‘Falmouth’ artists. The marine painter William Ayerst Ingram was the driving force behind the formation of the first Falmouth Art Gallery. It was opened in Grove Place in 1894 and featured his own work along with that of Tuke (a fellow Director), Hemy, Richard Harry Carter, Charles Davidson, Topham Davidson, Winifred Freeman and Sophie Anderson. John Singer Sargent and his fellow American James McNeill Whistler also exhibited. Today, Henry Tuke, The Message


Turner, Pendennis Castle

there is an exciting exhibition programme across the town at Falmouth Art Gallery, University College Falmouth, The Poly and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Falmouth was also important to the modernist movement in the 20th century. Ben Nicholson (18941982) and Christopher Wood (1901-1930) stayed with friends at Feock on the Fal estuary in 1928. From here they had a day visit to St Ives where they discovered the artist Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), a moment that changed the course of British art. During the summer of 1937 a group of extraordinary Surrealist artists came for a month’s holiday on the Fal at Lambe Creek. Among them were some of the most original painters, sculptors, writers and photographers of the 20th century, including Man Ray, Max Ernst, Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and Henry Moore. Many of the ‘holiday snaps’ taken by the great American photographer Lee Miller are kept in Falmouth Art Gallery. The golden age of Surrealism was clearly the 1930s, and it is hard to think of a place in England that was more intensively colonised by the top stars of the movement, albeit for a short period. Other important 20th century artists to visit Falmouth included Samuel John Lamorna Birch (1869-1955), Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953), Sir William Coldstream (1908-1987), Mary Fedden OBE (b.1915), Joan Gilchrist (1918-2008), Bryan Ingram (1936-1997), Henry Rushbury (1889-1968), Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) and Fred Yates (1922-2008) to name just a few. It is no coincidence that as the art education in the town grew in strength so did the gallery and cultural provision. In more recent times Principals of Falmouth University, and past and present lecturers, have ensured that staff and students contribute greatly to the cultural life of the town and county. Information and images supplied by Falmouth Art Gallery www.falmouthartgallery.com


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CIRCLE CONTEMPORARY With an accessible position on the Atlantic Highway, near to Padstow and Wadebridge, Circle Contemporary is a visionary art gallery bringing high quality work from national and international artists to this wild and beautiful area. Set within the culturally dynamic Hawksfield Site, the gallery showcases an exciting selection of paintings, sculpture, film, sound and performance. Circle Contemporary is led by Resident Artist John O’Carroll, whose open studio is located above the gallery, with a lively and vibrant exhibition programme. Throughout the year, Circle Contemporary

will also be hosting a series of artist-led workshops, focusing on traditional methods of painting with a contemporary angle. With plenty to see on an ongoing basis, including private views and special events, there has never been a better time to visit this exciting new gallery. Find up-to-date details of exhibitions, workshops and the new life drawing class on the gallery website. Summer Exhibition: Perception of Light - Group Show 13th June – 22nd August. Opening reception: Saturday 13th June, 3pm - 7pm.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm or view by special appointment

Circle Contemporary Hawksfield Cornwall, Atlantic Highway, Wadebridge PL27 7LR T: 07919 003165 E: info@circlecontemporary.co.uk www.circlecontemporary.co.uk Top left: Ceramics, Deborah Mitchell Bottom left: Deep Space (detail), Adam Halls Bottom right: Blue Study, John O’Carroll


29 JO DOWNS HANDMADE GLASS One of the world’s most prominent fused glass artists, Jo Downs’ handcrafted work is inspired by the beautiful Cornish coast. Her range of gorgeous giftware includes coasters, bowls, and hangings alongside statement interior pieces such as panels, art frames and wall mounted installations. Jo also undertakes architectural and home interior projects by private commission. Find Jo Downs Handmade Glass at Market Place in St Ives, Middle Street in Padstow, Fore Street in wFowey and at the Launceston studio, where you can also see Jo and her team at work.

30 Launceston studio open: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Closed Sunday

THE CASTLE BUDE

Other galleries open: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 4pm

Jo Downs Handmade Glass, 27G Pennygillam Way, Pennygillam, Launceston PL15 7ED T: 01566 779779 www.jodowns.com

Set in landscaped gardens, with stunning sea views, The Castle is the former home of Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It now hosts two galleries, a heritage centre, shop and café. There is a continually changing programme of exhibitions by artists from across the South West, whose ranging styles reflect the diversity of work created in this area. In The Willoughby Gallery, highlights of the season include a collaboration of esteemed north Cornish artists curated by Irene Jones, abstracts by Stuart Thorn, seascapes by Sue Read and a selection of oils by John Brenton, while the Blanchminster Room showcases the best of up and coming local artists and community groups. Summer opening times: Open daily 10am – 5pm

The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG T: 01288 353576 www.thecastlebude.org

Above: Clay Country, Stuart Thorn


31 THE SEASCAPE GALLERY

Based in Rock, the Seascape Gallery hosts the beautiful photography of Nick Reader. Using a photography process dating back to 1850, Nick makes his own photographic film and creates glass plates with silver nitrate and collodion. The camera that he uses is over 100 years old. Describing his motivations behind this tricky and unpredictable way of working, he says: “I don’t want convenience to be the deciding factor in the decisions that I make. I try to appreciate simple beauty in a tangible way, and this old process creates objects with a jewel-like quality that are far removed from the modern photographic print.” Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

The Seascape Gallery, Pityme Farm Road, Rock PL27 6NT T: 01208 862807 M: 07760 195585 E: info@nickreader.com www.nickreaderphotography.com

32 YEW TREE GALLERY Facing the Atlantic, on the coast road to St Ives, this is the wildest and finest location in the gallery’s 44-year span. Exhibitions of contemporary, fine and applied art frequently focus on the natural world and its relevance in our modern life. From 5th September – 30th October Autumn Feast features Mark Hearld’s collages and original prints – a riot of colour and lively imagery; watercolours and soft sculpture by Emily Sutton; brightly decorated ceramics by Robina Jack; carved wood birds by Alex Malcolmson and Bloomsburyinspired domestic pots by Vicki Walton, rounded off by Guy Royle’s new jewellery collection. New work from John Maltby, Jill Fanshawe Kato and several jewellers is available this summer too. Gilly Wyatt Smith also handles the archival collection of Carolyn White’s paintings. See more at www.carolynwhiteartist.co.uk Find the gallery on the B3306 between St Ives and St Just. Right: Large Owl, Small King, John Maltby Below: Birds collage/painting, Mark Hearld

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm

Yew Tree Gallery, Keigwin Farmhouse, Nr. Morvah, Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7TS T: 01736 786425 E: gilly@yewtreegallery.com www.yewtreegallery.com


33 THE WATERMENS GALLERY The Watermens Gallery is situated on beautiful Custom House Quay in Falmouth. This was once the studio of Henry Scott Tuke, one of the pioneers of the famous Newlyn School movement. For the last 17 years, it has provided a gallery for many talented artists and sells a wide range of locally made arts, crafts and giftware for all pockets. Sophi Beharrell is the permanent Artist in Residence and can be seen working on her latest canvas or commission everyday in her studio. She specialises in beachscapes, cliffscapes and rockpools, which are hugely in demand, making her one of the most popular artists in the South West art circuit. A warm welcome awaits and hopefully you’ll find a little piece of Cornwall to take home with you.

Top: gallery exterior Middle: Tranquility, Sophi Beharrell Bottom: Summer Magic, Sophi Beharrell

34 Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 5pm Closed Tuesdays (Hours vary in the winter months)

GALE’S GALLERY

The Watermens Gallery, Custom House Quay, Falmouth TR11 3JT T: 01326 312165 M: 07971 283975 E: sophi@beharrell.net www.cornishartgallery.com

Gale’s Gallery is located on Chapel Street in Penzance, an area known for its eclectic mix of galleries, antique shops and restaurants. The gallery exhibits work from a diverse collection of artists and artisans working in a variety of disciplines including photography, woodturning, glasswork and ceramics as well as paintings in all media. Contributors are both local and from further afield but they share a common theme of appreciating and interpreting their natural surroundings. The gallery is also available for hire by artists who wish to show their own work exclusively and the team is available to assist in promotion and publicity if required. Gale’s Gallery, 59 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE T: 01747 870644 E: info@gales-gallery.com Facebook: galesgallerypenzance Twitter: @gale_gallery www.gales-gallery.com Above images: Steve Gale


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QUAY ART RULE BRITANNIA BEACHY HUTS BY JJ ADAMS

Open daily 10am – 6pm

Quay Art, 9 North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF T: 01841 533534 E: art@quay-art.co.uk www.quay-art.co.uk

You will be delighted with the wide range of affordable contemporary art available from over 50 national and international artists, as well as the Artist in Residence, Susi Whittaker at Quay Art in Padstow. There are also innovative ceramics, stunning sculptures and unique gifts for discerning art lovers. Expect the unexpected!


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