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Exhibitions and Events related to Newlyn and Lamorna Artists



If you are in London in April you might like to see:

17 - 28 April 2023

Michael Porter (Newlyn artist and Lamorna Society member) at The Maas Gallery, 6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN.


Or if you are in Worcester in March - July you might like to visit The Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

2 March - 1 July 2023

From the Cornish Coast to the Malvern Hills: British Impressionism from the 19th and 20th Centuries 

British Impressionists characteristically painted en plein air (outdoors) and, with free brushstrokes and joyful colours, focused on the interplay between working people, families at leisure and the landscapes they lived in.

This exhibition brings together wonderful works from the Worcester City collection, the Bowerman Trust and Southampton Art Gallery to celebrate the links between Worcestershire and the Newlyn School of artists who were pivotal in this magical moment of British art.

From the Cornish Coast to the Malvern Hills: British Impressionism from the 19th and 20th Centuries includes paintings by Stanhope Forbes, Dame Laura Knight and Elizabeth Forbes. Camille and Lucian Pissarro represent the influence of French Impressionists





Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance. TR18 4HE






3 May - 30 September 2023

Lamorna Colony 

This exhibition will feature not only the representational artists, such as Lamorna Birch, Elizabeth Forbes, Laura and Harold Knight, Alfred Munnings and Charles Simpson, but also the extraordinary group of avant-garde artists, such as Gluck, Marlow Moss, Ithell Colquhoun, John Tunnard and John Armstrong. The show will be co-curated with art historian, David Tovey, whose new book, an in-depth study of the colony, Lamorna – An Artistic, Social, Literary History, will be available during the show.



Jackson Foundation, St Just. TR19 7LB

27 August 2022 - 25 February 2023

Awaiting updates

Newlyn Art School

The Old Board School, Newlyn. TR18

Newlyn School of Art is based in the famous artists' colony of Newlyn in West Cornwall and provides inspiring art courses and landscape painting holidays taught by over thirty of the most respected artists working in Cornwall today.


Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Newlyn TR18 5PZ

11 FEB — 22 APR 2023


Keith Woodhouse 

The second son of artists Roger Hilton and Rose Hilton, Keith changed his name in 2010. Poets, actors, and other painters were part of Keith’s early life and are a big influence on his work.

Having been confined in psychiatric hospitals for 23 years and a care home for eight, Keith Woodhouse has continued to write and paint. The smaller pictures in this exhibition are based on memories of these places.

Keith went to school in Penzance and then attended London University, reading English but his mental health was already suffering. He was accepted into Falmouth School of Art where he ‘proudly’ failed the diploma.

Since a breakdown in 1988, Keith has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals, and currently lives in a care home in Devon. Poetry continues to influence many of his paintings, and he has had more than 100 poems published in magazines, journals, anthologies, and zines. Selected Works has been published by Vanguard Press.


11 FEB — 03 JUN 2023


We Are Floating in Space is a group exhibition of artists who have made work in Cornwall and Devon, using ideas of the coast, or the materials of the shoreline, to create their work.

The exhibition looks beyond the tradition of seascapes to showcase artists who use the coast to address themes within their contemporary art practice. In particular, it’s the space between the tides; the area that is in constant flux between being land and being sea, the overlap, the layering, a constant state of fluidity. It is this otherworldly place that artists have used to express ideas and themes within their work, whether its grieving, gender identity, the queer body, childlessness not by choice, looking for one’s tribe, and is illustrative of environmental concerns.

The exhibition also includes artists who have used and transformed the materials of the coastline for their work; an oak stool from the submerged ancient woodland of Mount’s Bay, a silver spoon cast from a rock pool, sculptural hybrids, and chemigrams soaked in seawater, amongst others.

The lower gallery at Newlyn hosts an exhibition-within-the-exhibition, curated by Fran Rowse, expanding on her Maids project and featuring other young female artists who explore the lived experiences of growing up in small coastal towns.

The twenty plus artists in the main exhibition include Delphi Baker, Simon Bayliss, Livvy Eden, Naomi Frears, Bryony Gillard, Christopher P Green, Anna Harris, Kitty Hillier, Fleur & Alastair Mackie, Rhys Morgan, Teän Roberts, Ro Robertson, Tanoa Sasraku, SHARP, Melanie Stidolph, Tom Stockley, Mary Trapp, Eleanor Turnbull, Huhtamaki Wab.


24 FEB — 03 JUN 2023


The Helping Hand For Ukraine



These works were made by Ukrainian children with just their torches for light, whilst sheltering in bomb shelters. They depict the children’s lives before the invasion of their country and whilst living in a war zone.

They were sent to The Helping Hand for Ukraine, (a division of the national charity Chernobyl Children’s Life Line) to help raise awareness of the everyday plight of innocent children.

The charity has worked in Ukraine for the past 14 years and since the beginning of the war has been helping wherever it can. In that time, the charity has developed strong partnerships within Ukraine enabling it to support children and their families and to ‘offer hope to live’.


02 MAY — 27 MAY 2023



These works by Michael Praed, Ken Symonds and Roger Curtis were collected by Neville Hodgson. Mr Hodgson lived, worked and raised his family in Penzance. He was a keen collector of art and a friend of both Michael Praed and Ken Symonds.

They have been donated to the gallery on his behalf by his family because Newlyn Art Gallery was a place close to his heart. Mr Hodgson’s family wish the proceeds of the sale to be used to support the gallery’s work with young people.


17 JUN — 16 SEP 2023




I Chose This brings together 61 pieces of artwork, which have been on loan to nine primary schools across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through Think, Talk, Make Art, a major schools and teachers project.

The works on display were selected by children at each of the nine participating schools from the Arts Council Collection and Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection to create in-school galleries. The children involved in choosing the works made their choices collaboratively, through careful consideration and lively discussion. Artwork selected spans the 20th and 21st centuries and encompasses painting, print and sculpture. Artists featured, include Bryan Pearce, Barbara Hepworth, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Jeffrey Steele, Alan Lowndes, Victor Passmore, Richard Bell, Georgia Hayes, Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Estelle Thompson, Des Hughes and Sue Smith alongside many others.

Of the schools who participated, the five mainland schools were Ludgvan, Nancledra, Newlyn, Pensans, and St Hilary Primary Schools, and on the Isles of Scilly, St Agnes, St Martins, St Mary’s, and Tresco Primary Bases.


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.


11 February - 1 June 2023


Trace is a community curated exhibition by ‘Discover Arts Falmouth’, a group for people living with physical and medical challenges and their carers.


11 February - 1 June 2023

Unfamiliar Territory

Inspired by Cornwall's diverse and changing landscapes.  The exhibition will explore how Cornwall's iconic landscapes have evolved over the years and how artists have responded to them.  The Cornish landscape and the artistic response to it is ever changing....



Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Until 1 May 2023

Barbara Hepworth: Art : Life

Celebrate one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century.

Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. She was at the forefront of international modern art, deeply spiritual, and passionately engaged with political and technological change.

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, she moved to St Ives in 1939, where she lived and worked for the rest of her life. Her works reveal a singular vision of art and life, integrating her interests in music, dance, science, space exploration, politics, and religion, with personal events and experiences.

This exhibition presents almost five decades of her sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and designs. Hepworth expanded the possibilities for sculpture and art’s purpose within modern society. Working in both abstraction and figuration, much of her art expresses our relationships with each other and our surroundings, and how art can reflect and alter our perceptions of the world

Hepworth considered St Ives her ‘spiritual home’. Her former residence and workspace in the town, Trewyn Studio, is now the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Hepworth’s works – from drawings to monuments – are treasured in public and private collections and civic spaces worldwide. Celebrating her extraordinary life and achievements, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh), Tate St Ives and Towner Eastbourne.


27 May 2023 – 14 Jan 2024

Casablanca Art School

A major exhibition about the artists of the renowned Casablanca Art School

Tate St Ives will be the first museum in the UK to explore the intense period of artistic rebirth that followed Morocco’s independence, forged by the experimental teaching methods of the Casablanca Art School in the 1960s and 1970s.

Led by Farid Belkahia alongside Mohammed Chabâa, Mohamed Melehi and others, this pioneering school paved the way for a new generation of socially engaged modern artists who formed an influential avant-garde network.

Works by 21 artists will be brought together to demonstrate the wide variety of the Moroccan ‘new wave’, from vibrant abstract paintings and urban murals to applied arts, typography, graphics and interior design.

The exhibition will also include a selection of rarely-seen print archives, vintage journals, documentary photographs and films.


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

 The museum owns 650 oil paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings and 50 watercolours making it the largest collection of his work in the world. A significant number of these paintings are studies and preparatory works.The art collection contains 54 sketchbooks containing around 3,000 drawings by Alfred Munnings and another 1,000 loose sketches on paper, race cards, menus and other scraps of paper that he had to hand.

The majority of the collection was given in trust by Lady Munnings in 1966. An additional 28 paintings were bought between 1973 and 1984 and includes favourites such as Path to the Orchard and Tagg’s Island.

There are a small number of pictures on loan from public and private lenders.


The museum and cafe re-open on Wednesday 5th April until Sunday 22nd October 2023.

Over 200 paintings and drawings will be on display charting the life and career of Sir Alfred Munnings and the special exhibition: Alfred Munnings: Colour & Light.