Sons and Daughters of the Soil

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, Penolva, 1912

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.


Venue details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum Morrab Road, Penzance Cornwall TR18 4HE 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk

Entry details

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