From Great Beginnings to the 21st Century
‘From Great Beginnings to the 21st Century’ exhibits paintings, sculpture and ceramics which were originally collected for schoolchildren in Cornwall with the help of Dame Barbara Hepworth in the 1960s and thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor. Artists such as Bernard Leach, Jacob Epstein and Anthony Frost are featured in the collection which now numbers over 100 pieces.
The Landscape we see is dependent upon the geology we cannot see. Terrain features work by a potter, a ceramic sculptor, a painter and a photographer, brought together to explore the geology and minerals beneath the surface of Cornwall.
Pieter Bruegel's engravings are brought to life by local artist, Laurence Smith. Bruegel’s black and white world is transformed by Laurence on a large scale and in glorious colour.