Cornish art and Roadford Jubilee Sundial, Broadwoodwidger
Talk and Tour | Full address on application
Wednesday 24 May 2017 - 10:15 until 15:30
David Tovey is a leading historian, writer and collector of Cornish art, with a particular interest in the art colony at St Ives. As well as curating many exhibitions of Cornish art, he lends paintings from his extensive collection to exhibitions around the country.
The day in Broadwoodwidger starts with a private visit and viewing of David’s collection at his home. Lunch is in a private room at Lakeside Café, Roadford, followed by a short walk to the Diamond Jubilee sundial at Roadford Lake.
Ben Jones, creator of the striking six metre stainless steel sundial, talks about its making, one of his many public works. A nationally recognised craftsman, Ben is a letter carver, sundial maker and stone and wood carver, whose career has included work as a stone mason at Exeter Cathedral.
Afterwards, there is a chance to visit St Nicholas Church, Broadwoodwidger, and St John the Baptist, Stowford. The churches will be opened for Art Fund participants.
If bookings for this event are high, there will be two groups; reversing the morning and afternoon programme for the second group.
Please apply by 5 April 2017
This event has been organised by the Devon Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.