Sunlit Pleasures: Painting in Newlyn & St Ives

02 Feb - 22 May 13

Blackberrying (detail), 1917, by Harold HarveyOctober, Hosking's Mill by Samuel 'Lamorna' BirchThe Herring Season by Charles Simpson

Blackberrying (detail), 1917, by Harold Harvey

Between about 1880 and 1930, the small Cornish fishing village of Newlyn became a magnet for artists. The work they produced, enhanced by an often-remarked upon quality of light, made the name of this village, and later the nearby village of St Ives, famous throughout the art world – a fame the area retains to this day.

This exhibition will draw on the collections of the Laing Art Gallery, together with key loans from within Tyne & Wear Museums & Archives. Including the work of important figures such as Harold and Laura Knight, Stanhope & Elizabeth Forbes, and Samuel ‘Lamorna’ Birch, it will explore the artistic development of the area and look at the reasons why Newlyn and St Ives has had such a lasting effect on so many artists.
 

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