The Newlyn School of Art was established during the 1880s by artist Stanhope Forbes. Drawn by the unique lighting, Forbes paintings captured the heart of the local community around Mounts Bay and the surrounding areas. Soon other artists followed many of who have become closely associated with the town and the school including Norman Garstin, Samuel ‘Lamorna’ Birch, Walter Langley, Dame Laura Knight and Edwin Harris amongst many others.
Currently, the largest collection of work by the Newlyn School artists is held at Penlee House Gallery, Penzance. The area is home to a range of other galleries and arts institutions including the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange in Penzance as well as the Tate St Ives.
A small but contemporary gallery. Always interesting and thought provoking. Great place to go after a walk on the promenade
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