Art History Course with Tate St Ives Penlee House Gallery and Newlyn Art Gallery Cornwall


Our one day Art History courses provide a wonderful overview of art created in West Cornwall from the 1880’s through to the present day. Penlee House Gallery, Tate St Ives and Newlyn Art Gallery have commissioned new lectures specifically for these Art History Days run by Newlyn School of Art. Lecturers from the three galleries present their talks alongside illustrative slide presentations.

The day begins with a wonderful slide lecture and guided tour from Katherine Ashton, Education Officer at Penlee House Gallery to explore art from Newlyn and Lamorna from the 1880’s to the 1920’s. This is followed by an early lunch at Newlyn Art Gallery Cafe (from £4.50) and then a slide presentation and talk provided by Tate St Ives given by Janet Axten on Modernism in west Cornwall (held at Newlyn Art Gallery) and finally students will receive a visual overview of some of the award winning contemporary art which is being made in the area today given by well known artist and lecturer Marion Taylor (held at Newlyn Gallery).


Please meet outside Penlee House Gallery and Museum at 9.55am. Lunch can be purchased at Newlyn Art Gallery cafe and the two later lectures will be held at Newlyn Art Gallery. Please be seated in the small lower gallery picture room at Newlyn Art Gallery for the second lecture by 1pm.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Entry to the galleries is included in the fee.

Newlyn Art Gallery will be offering lunch in the gallery cafe to those attending this course with prices starting at around £4.50 per person.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion etc page

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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