Art exhibitions in Cornwall

There lots of art exhibitions in Cornwall as we have such a wealth of talented arts and crafts people here. Also see our art galleris in Cornwall section. There are currently 5 listed in this section.

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Simple Truths

Saturday, 19th February 2022 until Saturday, 4th June 2022

Simple Truths is part of Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange’s New Voices Programme, which gives a platform to members of the community not often heard, through the curation of works selected from the Arts Council Collection.
The artworks for Simple Truths have been chosen by dads from the WILD Young Parents Project, who the gallery has been working with since March 2021, from their allotment in Pengegon, Camborne.
With each visit to the allotment the dads were asked to select an artwork from the Arts Council Collection catalogues, which were kept in the allotment shed. Marking their choices with a Post-it note and a line about why they’d chosen it, an interesting collection of works has steadily formed. Choices reflect how the dads were feeling in that moment or spoke of a past experience or of future ambitions. Over a brew from a ghillie kettle, conversation flowed, exploring their choices and often providing the starting point for personal reflections around mental health or what was happening in their lives in that moment.
Simple Truths includes paintings, photographs, and sculptures by:
David Batchelor / Maeve Brennan / Shezad Dawood / Seamus Nicolson / Richard Patterson / Liv Preston / Bob Robinson / Caroline Walker / Bedwyr Williams
An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, curated by dads from the WILD Young Parents Project.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
Please note: dogs are not permitted in the gallery spaces during this exhibition but they are welcome in the shop and cafe areas.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/simple-truths/

Captured Beauty

Saturday, 19th February 2022 until Saturday, 18th June 2022

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, curated by Abi Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Black Voices Cornwall.
Captured Beauty features contemporary works of art drawn from the Arts Council Collection, with paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Ryan Mosely, Mowbray Odonkor, and Caroline Walker. Vanley Burke, Tarik Chawdry, and Colin Jones present photographic portraits of Britain in the 70s and 80s, alongside other artists using photography including Sunil Gupta, Ifeoma Onyefulu, Horace Ove, Tetsuya Noda, and Veronica Ryan.
Black Voices Cornwall is an organisation that exists to enable Cornwall to become an actively anti-racist county. The ambition for Captured Beauty is for ethnically diverse visitors to feel seen through the works in this exhibition. It is also an opportunity for the white community to have an insight to how it feels to be a person of colour in the 21st century, and to come away from the exhibition with a determination to finally end racism.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
Please note: dogs are not permitted in the gallery spaces during this exhibition but they are welcome in the shop and cafe areas.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/captured-beauty/

Left Hand Shuffle by Bruce Ingram

Saturday, 9th April 2022 until Saturday, 18th June 2022

The title of the exhibition acknowledges the element of chance and spontaneity that Bruce Ingram embraces whilst working on multiple collages and assembled artworks in his studio. During the creative process initial drawings and works on paper are re- evaluated, providing a new resource for collage and construction. Through cutting with scissors and painting on paper, forms evolve through the attachment of individual paper shapes, providing a layered surface to explore composition and form.
The same process of re-purposing also takes place within assembled and painted constructions, these works are an amalgamation of found materials such as wood, cardboard and painting stretchers. An eclectic mix of references add a purpose of place, history and narrative to his work.
Originally from Falmouth, Bruce now lives and works in Hastings. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. His work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize; he has also been a finalist in the Dazed / Converse Emerging Artist Award. Recent exhibitions include Duets Bell House Dulwich Village, London (2018) Broken Pictures No Format Gallery, London (2018).
Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 2NL


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/bruce-ingram/

Ad Minoliti

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

Experience Ad Minoliti's colourful and geometric paintings
Artist Ad Minoliti draws on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America and presents alternative universes influenced by feminist and queer thought. The exhibition will also feature Minoliti’s ongoing project The Feminist School of Painting, transforming part of the gallery space into an active classroom.
Originated by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and re-presented at Tate St Ives.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life

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

Explore the life and work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
Originated by Hepworth Wakefield, the exhibition at Tate St Ives will have a special focus on Hepworth’s life in Cornwall, bringing together many of her most important works.
You'll also be able to visit the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Tate St Ives
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


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