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ONE OF CORNWALL’S FINEST ART COLLECTIONS IS UNVEILED

This exhibition opening at the Royal Cornwall Museum gathers together a wide selection of work by artists who have been inspired by the land and seascapes of Cornwall. The exhibition largely shows work from the museum's collection but also takes the opportunity to showcase pieces from Cornwall Council's Schools Art Collection.


The exhibition's curator, Michael Harris, speaking about the show said that "the word Hireth comes from the Cornish language describing a longing for familiarity and the comfort of home. This concept is illustrated through a wide range of different artists who have been able to capture and brilliantly communicate the emotion of Cornwall's land and seascapes."


Included in the exhibition is sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, painting by Paul Feiler, Alfred Wallis, L S Lowry, and Penzance born Margo Maeckelberghe, as well as a newly restored work by 19th -century Newlyn School artist John Noble Barlow. There are also selections of Alec Walker's Cryséde textiles.


Ian Wall, Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum said: "We feel extremely privileged to be able to show many pieces from the museum's own collection enhanced by a selection of pieces on loan from Cornwall Council's Schools Art Collection. We hope these works of art will reach out and speak to different people in a variety of ways, people who know Cornwall intimately as well as those who don't."

Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum (which also houses the Courtney Library: Cornish History Research Centre) is a wonderful place to find out about Cornwall, its history and its cultural heritage.

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1:52am | 22nd September 2017