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Arts in Cornwall

Art Galleries in Cornwall

Artists have been drawn to Cornwall for hundreds years to inspire their works, from the vast range of interesting subjects, beautiful scenery and the quality of natural lighting. Since then Cornwall has become a creative haven for artists, where they can hone and enhance their craft and produce such beautiful, thought provoking pieces of art!

Tate St Ives

St Ives is the home to the Tate St Ives, an iconic gallery with inspiring art and incredible scenery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Porthmeor Beach. This fantastic gallery holds an ever-changing programme of art and showcases some of the most well-known British artworks as well as displaying modern and contemporary British art.

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Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

An iconic sculpturist, you will find Barbara Hepworth’s scattered all over Cornwall and further afield. Her studio and home were hidden away in the streets of St Ives, where she created work out of stone, marble, wood, plaster and bronze, and it has now been transformed to display and tell her story, her vision and insight and her fascinating work. It is definitely worth visiting!

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Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Hidden away in a gorgeous valley is Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and Gallery. The sculpture garden, runs through woods, streams with dramatic views of St Michaels Mount and beyond as you meander through this exotic and sub-tropical setting.

Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape.

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Falmouth Art Gallery

With a fantastic of exhibitions and wide variety of events on the go the Falmouth Art Gallery is excellent. It regularly changes its exhibitions with its own permanent collection as well as with work from local artists, community groups, school children and students as well major museum loans which has previously included Aard Animation the makers of Wallace & Gromit. There is something for everyone, perfect while staying in one our Falmouth Holiday Cottages.

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Newlyn Art Gallery

A long history of creating groundbreaking art in the West of Cornwall, it embraces and represents contemporary art and has been mainstay in Cornwall’s art scene for over 125 years. They put on exhibitions from local, national and international artists, that are always fantastic to view and come in a range of different mediums. They also have a partnership gallery called ‘The Exchange’ in Penzance which also display a fantastic wide range of art throughout the year.

 

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Terence Coventry Sculpture Park

Stroll through the meadows that straddle the old coast path, and see breathtaking sculptures of Terence Coventry. His sculptures, are rooted in a strong figurative tradition, exploring forms that he is familiar with. Coventry communicates his fundamental relationship with his environment and creates pieces of enormous force and sensitivity through the harmonious integration of these contrasting qualities.

The sculpture park is about 10 minutes walk to the south of Coverack, contained in three small meadows astride the old coast path. Access to the Sculpture park is year round and free; in return, they ask that the sculptures are treated with respect. There is very limited car parking by prior arrangement.

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North Coast Asylum Art Gallery

North Coast Asylum

An extraordinary art gallery has been created out of a Grade II Gothic Church Hall, the North Coast Asylum is more than your usual exhibition space, they are cherishing the opportunity to bring the newest talent of creatives to the fore front and help them establish themselves so they can prosper. In this space you will find carefully the curated work of established artists and photographers as well the incredible work of up and coming creatives.

 

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Morgans

A family run gallery which has formed from many years of gaining diverse knowledge in the Art and Design world. With a love of Cornwall and the people here, Morgans exhibits a expansive range of work from numerous disciplines of the creative industries, to nurture and encourage emerging talent as well as displaying more experienced artists.

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Morgans Exhibition Space

Jackson Foundation

The Jackson Foundation is a one-of-a-kind, award-winning art place that celebrates and champions the arts and nature. Created by leading contemporary Cornish artist Kurt Jackson and his wife Caroline, situated in an ex-industrial building in the centre of the former mining town of St Just in Penwith. You will find high quality contemporary exhibitions throughout the year, a fantastic space to see eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, installation and film.
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Leach Pottery Museum

Leach Pottery

The studio of the well renowned potter Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, and is one of the world’s most well-known and influential potteries, many consider it the birthplace of British pottery. On your visit you can see 100 year old pottery, including the clay room, the throwing room with kick wheels and Japanese climbing kiln, which has taught and held scores of potters, learn more about this incredible potting studio and see the gorgeous pots with in it.

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