Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn 1880   1940

Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn 1880 1940
Penlee House Gallery and Museum

When: 24 March 2018 to 09 June 2018
Where: Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: £5.00 adult/ £4.00 concessions, children under 18 free
Suitable for: Any age

The Newlyn School artists ‘discovered’ this picturesque fishing village at a transitional moment in its history. Just as the painters were setting up their easels and depicting the lives of the local Newlyn community in the 1880s, its fishing industry was expanding rapidly. By 1900, both the north and south piers had been built, fish sales had moved from the beach to purpose-built sheds and Newlyn fishermen had fought pitched battles with their Lowestoft rivals in the infamous Newlyn Riots of 1896. Featuring a wealth of paintings, photographs and artefacts from the period 1880 to 1940, this exhibition provides an insight into how the artists chose to represent these changes, or even to ignore them for the sake of artistic licence. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly.

Ground floor galleries. A selection of Lamorna Group paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.

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