Sons and Daughters of the Soil
- Penlee House Gallery and Museum |
- 28 March – 13 June 2015
- Free with National Art Pass.
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To coincide with 2015: United Nations International Year of Soils, this exhibition explores the many ways in which soil was represented by the artists of the Newlyn School.
Stanhope Forbes, Penolva, 1912
Penlee House Gallery and Museum © The Artist’s Estate/Bridgeman Art Library
Stanhope Forbes, Fred Hall, Harold Harvey, Edwin Harris and Walter Langley are among the artists who show their subjects working skillfully with the earth – such as in farms or gardens.
Meanwhile a selection of Wedgwood creamware, Bristol porcelain and Leach Pottery is used to demonstrate how Cornish clay was utilised by the pioneers of ceramic production.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)
1 Apr – 31 Oct
Daily, 10am - 5pm
1 Nov – 31 Mar
Daily, 10am – 4.30pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed 24 – 27 Dec and 1 Jan