Amongst Heroes: The Artist in Working Cornwall

Two Temple Place , Temple Monday March 11 2013 10:00 - 16:30
Amongst Heroes: The Artist in Working Cornwall
Image Courtesy Plymouth City Council 'A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach', 1885, by Stanhope Forbes

Two Temple Place stages its second winter exhibition with a major survey of work by Cornish artists. Created in partnership with the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, the show continues Two Temple Place's aim to showcase collections from outside central London while providing opportunities for emerging curatorial talent – this year's show has been curated by Courtauld Institute student Roo Gunzi, who is completing a PHD on Newlyn painter Stanhope Forbes. Forbes's work, including his famous painting 'A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach' (1885), takes centrestage, along with other representations of Cornish men and women at work, primarily from between 1880 and 1920. The show charts the way in which these images played a role in the development and recognition of Cornwall as a centre for the production of realist art and its focus on the working landscape of Cornwall's coastline.


Venue name: Two Temple Place
Address: 2 Temple Place
Opening hours: Jan 31-Apr 24: Mon, Thu-Sat 10am-4.30pm; Wed 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm (closed Tue)
Transport: Tube: Temple