MENU
THE ARTS SOCIETY
LISKEARD
Click here to view previous visits

DateVisit
20 May 2020David Tovey, Polperro and Cornish representational painting

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the Visit

David Tovey, Polperro and Cornish representational painting
Wednesday 20 May 2020

Due to COVID-19 we have cancelled this visit.

Visit to Broadwoodwidger to see Cornish Art Collection of Art Historian, David Tovey and to hear of his new research into ‘Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre’

 

David Tovey is an independent art historian, who specialises in Cornish art and he came to Liskeard Arts in March 2018 to talk at a Discovery Day on St Ives and its Painters.  He is currently working on a two-volume History of Art in Polperro, a subject never previously researched, and will be curating an exhibition Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre at Falmouth Art Gallery in the spring of 2021.  In the morning, David will give us a talk at the Broadwoodwidger Community Hub on Polperro’s development as an art centre and its considerable artistic heritage, which features numerous foreign artists.  In the afternoon, we will visit his home, The Old Vicarage, to see his extensive collection of Cornish representational art, which relates in particular to the Cornish art centres of St Ives, Lamorna and Polperro.  In addition to newly acquired Polperro paintings, the collection has a strong marine element to it, reflecting the fact that St Ives gained an international reputation as a centre for the teaching and practice of marine painting.  A special feature is a group of works by foreign artists who were much influenced by their sojourns in Cornwall.

Visit to Broadwoodwidger to see Cornish Art Collection of Art Historian, David Tovey and to hear of his new research into ‘Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre’

 

David Tovey is an independent art historian who specialises in Cornish art, and he came to Liskeard Arts in March 2018 to talk at a Discovery Day on St Ives and its Painters.  He is currently working on a two-volume History of Art in Polperro, a subject never previously researched, and will be curating an exhibition Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre at Falmouth Art Gallery in the spring of 2021. 

In the morning, David will give us a talk at the Broadwoodwidger Community Hub on Polperro’s development as an art centre and its considerable artistic heritage, which features numerous foreign artists. 

In the afternoon, we will visit his home, The Old Vicarage, to see his extensive collection of Cornish representational art, which relates in particular to the Cornish art centres of St Ives, Lamorna and Polperro.  In addition to newly acquired Polperro paintings, the collection has a strong marine element to it, reflecting the fact that St Ives gained an international reputation as a centre for the teaching and practice of marine painting.  A special feature is a group of works by foreign artists who were much influenced by their sojourns in Cornwall.