Cornwall may be known for its tranquil sandy coves, Ann’s famous pasties and the striking hero, Ross Poldark. However, there is no forgetting that Cornwall is a county steeped in art history, with artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson and Laura Knight all taking inspiration from Cornwall’s rugged landscape. This May, CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), based in Helston, is set to add to Cornwall’s creative oeuvre as they launch Groundwork, a season of international contemporary art across South West Cornwall.
Yvonne Coomber is a British contemporary artist based in South Devon. She has collections all over the world and her highly sought-after flowerscape paintings sing of tumbling hedgerows, tangled meadowlands, open moorland and magical forests. Yvonne’s artwork transports the viewer to an effervescent place of happiness.
Scarlet artist Abigail Brown is one of a growing number of makers bringing the ancient art of silversmithing up to date. Next time you’re in London, pop along to the Victoria & Albert Museum where Her latest work, Boscawen-Un, inspired by the Cornish landscape, is on show at a year-long exhibition. Read More
Visit the Restless Temple, this mechanised sculpture is one of the most extraordinary, beautiful spectacles you’re likely to see in Cornwall, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. It will be swaying gently in the wind on a hilltop at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance for the next two years. Read More