Amongst Heroes: The Artist in
26th January 2013- 14th April 2013
Amongst Heroes, supported by the Arts Council, presented the most significant grouping of Cornish artworks to be displayed outside Cornwall in recent decades, and included the work of many celebrated though often under-appreciated artists. The exhibition repositioned the work of Newlyn and St Ives artists in a new and original context to create a fascinating insight into the imagery in Cornish art. Original objects brought the pictures to life as copperware, a miners hand cart and even a real oyster dredging
boat sat alongside the paintings. Drawn from the collections of around 30 different lenders (primarily museums and galleries in Cornwall) the exhibition and its associated events and education activities epitomised the aims of our Winter Exhibition Programme.