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Cornish Light

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As the evenings are drawing in and the light is fading, I thought I'd draw to your attention an exhibition soon to be finishing at the Newlyn Art Gallery. 'A Certain Kind of Light' concludes on the 23rd of September 2017 and has been showcasing Cornwall's relationship with light from the 1950s and 60s to the present day.



Six decades of light is celebrated in this major exhibition with artists such as Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Roger Ackling and Peter Lanyon. The gallery has been looking at how fifteen artists have responded to light with paintings, sculpture, photography and installations all on display.


To mark 10 years of The Exchange being open, artist Peter Freeman has reprogrammed his installation 'Lightwave' which wraps the building in light for the occasion. The light in Cornwall has always been a draw, and it is fascinating to see how varied these artists responses are. Find out more at their website here.

A Casket of Pearls at Penlee House

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Way down in Penzance we have Penlee House, internationally renowned for its collection of British art, in particular, from the Newlyn School of artists. It was in 1997 that the gallery received a much needed refurbishment and has consequently become a leading regional museum.


This month until the 3rd of June the gallery and museum are running an exhibition entitled 'A Casket of Pearls: Celebrating 20 years of collecting'. You can see how their collections have developed over the two decades with a chance to view fine and decorative art, social history, photography and archaeology.



There is also free family fun with drop-in workshops every Saturday from 2.30pm-3.30pm, great to get the kids involved! Oh and you can get a locals pass too.

Do check out their website to find out about the Newlyn School of art, fascinating to think in 1884 this little fishing village could count 27 skilled artists among its residents!

Gareth Edwards RWA - Stupid Beauty

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Opening August Bank Holiday Monday and on show throughout September, The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery presents Stupid Beauty, a selling exhibition by Contemporary Landscape painter Gareth Edwards RWA.
A graduate of Goldsmiths College, a member of the Newlyn Art Society and an elected RWA Academician, London born Edwards is a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art and a resident of St Ives’ prestigious Porthmeor Studios.
This new collection of small, exquisitely coloured oil paintings reflect the artist’s personal memory of places such as Nice, Mousehole, Lindisfarne, Antibes, Puglia, Kefalonia, Camargue, the Euphrates, Essaouira, Bergen, Iona and the Isle de Rhe. Created in a one-off performance of energised, wet into wet knife painting, these diminutive yet vibrantly powerful works are indicative of the artist’s intensely personal relationship with land and the subjective, sensorial experience of time and place. The show will also include a selection of unframed works on paper.
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The Tallest Horse on Earth

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The Tallest Horse on Earth is a puppet show for children and quirky grownups. Set in a patchwork world of string, papier-mâché and toy tractors, The Tallest Horse on Earth is the story of Tim. Tim is a little boy and is the proud owner of The Tallest Horse on Earth! Or so he thinks...
When Tim embarks on an adventure, he has only one trusty companion in mind. With puppetry, live music and a good measure of giant smashing, expect an epic adventure of small proportions.. See their website here.
Performed by Seamas Carey & Alex Heane Directed by Jim Carey Written by Callum Mitchell Designed by Gabrielle Fromentin Puppet Consultant Craig Johnson
Tickets £7 adult, £4 child, £5 concession, £18 family

20th April 2013 The Centre, Newlyn
Book online here, or call 0845 094 0428.