“Hireth – A Cornish Lanscape” – Exhibition Open from 25th March 

This exhibition gathers together a wide selection of work by artists who have been inspired by the land and seascapes of Cornwall. The exhibition largely shows work from the museum’s collection but also takes the opportunity to showcase pieces from Cornwall Council’s Schools Art Collection.

The exhibition’s curator, Michael Harris, speaking about the show said that “the word Hireth comes from the Cornish language describing a longing for familiarity and the comfort of home. This concept is illustrated through a wide range of different artists who have been able to capture and brilliantly communicate the emotion of Cornwall’s land and seascapes.”

Included in the exhibition is sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, painting by Paul Feiler, Alfred Wallis, L S Lowry, and Penzance born Margo Maeckelberghe, as well as a newly restored work by 19th century Newlyn School artist John Noble Barlow. There are also selections of Alec Walker’s Cryséde textiles.


Watch paintings conservator Alison Smith discuss her work on the restoration of ‘The Estuary’ by John Noble Barlow: