Arts and Culture in Cornwall

Posted on September 25, 2011

Wherever you go in the area you will come across galleries, both public and commercial. Check out the local media for details (‘The Cornishman’ and the ‘West Briton’ come out on Thursdays – and we’ll have left one in the cottage for you).

Newlyn and Penzance…

For the discerning, Newlyn is steeping in art history. It was of course home to the Newlyn School of ‘plein-air’ painters including Stanhope Forbes, Lamorna Birch, Norman Garstin and Walter Langley. You can see many of the breathtaking originals in Penlee House. But it’s not all history, check out Newlyn Gallery and The Exchange for the contemporatry and the conceptual. There are lots of commercial galleries and craft shops in Newlyn and Mousehole too, but for a real piece of work in progress check out ‘the Copperworks’ behind the Chandlers on the strand. There are a variety of small venues playing live music throughout the summer.

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