Art Events this Spring

Tue 19th February 2019
Art Events this SpringArt Events this Spring

Celebrate the shift in the season with the culturally stirring selection of art happenings in west Cornwall, where new exhibitions at a range of world-class venues will spark imaginations of all visitors.

Leach Pottery in St Ives marks the 40th anniversary of iconic artist, Shoji Hamada’s death (until 24th February) with an extraordinary touring exhibition and retrospective of a selection of works from the early 1920s to the 1970s by the esteemed potter regarded as one of the greatest of the 20th century, including 40 pots, from resist and brush decorated bottles and glazed jugs to his signature tea bowls, yunomi and crisply cut boxes.

Head to the nearby sea-gazing, Tate St Ives for Anna Boghiguian (8th February-6th May) and Amie Siegel: Provenance (until 6th May), as well as an inspired series of workshops, talks and tours.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum presents Steve Rowell’s photographic project, Points of Presence (until 1st April), which explores the fascinating transatlantic communication technologies of the 19th and 20th century.

Meanwhile in Penzance, The Exchange is hosting Gäa – a group exhibition by Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz De Toro And Abel Rodriguez (16th February-18th May); with Newlyn Art Gallery reopening after its winter break to become abuzz with Transition (19th February-16th March), and 2017 Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid, who has curated a collection by Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Rebecca Chesney and her own paintings (23rd March-15th June).

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