Sunlit Pleasures: Painting in Newlyn & St Ives
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.