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Exhibitions and Events related to Newlyn and Lamorna Artists.




Jackson Foundation, St Just TR19 7LB

19 March - 14 August 2021

Kurt Jackson: Wheat from plough to plate


The Jackson Foundation is closed until 13 April 2021 in accordance with government guidance



For many years the building that houses the Jackson Foundation was part of Warrens Bakery. It was here that their lorries were serviced, repaired and maintained.

In this exhibition, Kurt Jackson traces the journey of a staple crop - wheat - from ‘field to fork’ in media spanning paint, sculpture, poetry and film.


Online at  www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com/wheat


19 March 14 August 2021

Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE: Echoes of a Vanished World


An explorer and a founder of Survival International, Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a natural born storyteller, as such, his images speak directly to us in a voice that is fresh and clear. This exhibition is a collection of his photographs from the 1950’s-1970’s.

There is nothing self-conscious or patronising here. Instead, there is a deep admiration, a sense of wonder, respect and desire to share what he sees with a world that has grown increasingly out of touch with the things that really matter.


Online at  www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com/echoes


Echoes of a Vanished World is presented in partnership with Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights.



25 March - 16 April 2021

Portland Gallery

Ken Howard OBE RA

Portland Gallery are delighted to be exhibiting a new exhibition of works from Ken Howard, the celebrated Royal Academician. Showcasing scenes from in and around his studies in Venice, Cornwall and London. This exhibition is a wonderful antidote to lockdown, transporting us up the Thames and away to the canals of Venice. All the paintings can be viewed on Portland Gallery's website.




Newlyn Art School

The Old Board School, Newlyn. TR18 5AW

Opening 12 April 2021 + new Modern Portrait Online Course

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Newlyn TR18 5PZ

Temporarily closed

For more than 125 years, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange has been bringing the best in contemporary art. Together the galleries present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events. Throughout the lockdown period, we worked hard to build relationships with the more isolated parts of our community both on and offline.


19 May 2021 - 16 April 2022 

The Picture Room 2021


19 May - 3 July 2021

Kerry Harding: Seaside:Photographed


19 May - 17 July 2021

Jode Pankhurst: A Stage


24 July - 4 September 2021

Kitty Hillier: Facing the Sun



24 July - 16 October 2021

Shelley Anderson: Paintings and Sculptural Work


24 July - 16 October 2021

Group Exhibition: In Your Hands


8 September - 30 October 2021

Sarah Woods:  Collection of etchings of a study of coastline around Newlyn


2 October 2021 - 8 January 2022

Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition: Seen


Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth TR11 2RT

The Gallery has an outstanding collection of over 2,000 artworks that range from Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionists paintings to contemporary prints, photography and a children's illustration archive.

The Gallery has recently become custodians of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Tuke collection. The Tuke collection is believed to be unique. These works will be made available at a local, national and international level.

Temporarily closed


21 November-20 March 2021

There and Back


23 November-20 March 2021

Here and There


30 March-22 May 2021

Pop Art


Dates tbc

Polperro: Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre



Penlee Gallery & Museum, Penzance TR18 4HE

Temporarily closed


Penlee Inspired Online Challenge 2021 is for everyone who would like a fun and creative project to do during closure.


Until 17 April 2021

Tony Giles in West Cornwall




Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Temporarily closed


Until 26 September 2021

Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors


Modern Art and St Ives and Haegue Yang

Explore the 20th Century stories of modern artists and the town of St Ives



The Munnings Art Museum, Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ

'Behind The Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918'

Temporarily Closed and will re-open in late May as Government restrictions allow.


Extended into 2021

Special Exhibition: Yours With Love, AJ


Main Rooms and Studio