Art and Culture
St Michaels Hotel - art in our heart
St Michaels Hotel has a close link to art in Cornwall, with many stunning photographs and paintings throughout the public areas. Cornwall is a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas. Art is everywhere in Cornwall, and so much of it is inspired by the sea and the coastline. Apart from London there is nowhere else in the UK that has more working artists. It is the quality of light that has attracted artists here since the beginning of the 19th Century. The legacy of the Newlyn School and its passion for painting has survived in the profusion of galleries, studios and exhibitions throughout the county, with groups and individual artists working in all styles and mediums to create truly inspiration and beautiful pieces of art. Falmouth itself is strewn with art galleries and you will surely find a beautiful piece of Cornwall to take back with you.
Demelza's Gallery, Falmouth
Located in central Falmouth, Demelza's Gallery is a fine art gallery specializing in artists based in the West Country and beyond.This bright,vibrant,easy
going gallery has been successful in Falmouth since 2001.
Originality and excellence are the qualities that Demelzas strive to achieve,with everything from silks, culptures,photography,original paintings and prints. which portray Cornwall at its best!
picture "Sitting Pretty in Green" by Lamorna Penrose
Sweetpea & Betty
Inspired by Annie Sloan’s unique range of chalk paints to transform everyday furniture, into gorgeous statement pieces for your home.
Sweetpea & Betty offer upcycling painting workshops which are relaxed, fun and inspirational - showing you the basic techniques of using chalk paint to create your own individual style for your home.
Sign up today for one of their furniture painting workshops and create your own vintage lifestyle!
Call 01326 312707 to book now or Visit Sweetpea & Betty for more info
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
This is an elegant gallery set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions mainly feature famous 'Newlyn School' and Lamorna Group artists (1880-1930). Newlyn School artists include Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes and Walter Langley, while the Lamorna Group includes Laura Knight, 'Lamorna' Birch and Alfred Munnings.
Beside the Wave, Falmouth
Beside The Wave is an art gallery and publishing company located in the main street of Falmouth in Cornwall. Several of Cornwall's most well known artists now exhibit at the gallery including Ted Dyer, Mike Hindle, Amanda Hoskin, Robert Jones, Sue McDonald, Richard Tuff and Andrew Waddington. The gallery offers a lively and constantly changing display with up to fourteen exhibitions a year at the gallery and in London featuring the work of individual artists.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives
You have to see her sublime sculpture in its natural habitat. The museum offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.
View of Barbara Hepworth Garden Stone Sculpture (Fugue II) 1956 © Bowness, the Hepworth Estate Photo © Tate
Tate St Ives
Modern art creative and fun – the finest modern and contemporary art, family activities in a spectacular building and coastal setting.
picture by Paul Watts courtesy of VisitCornwall