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« on: July 26, 2008, 09:36:58 PM »

Art fan Elton aids exhibition
Updated 12.46 Thu May 01 2008


Sir Elton John has loaned paintings from his private collection for an exhibition celebrating a Cornish artist.

More than 130 works by Henry Scott Tuke will go on show to mark the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth, including 11 from Sir Elton.

More than 130 works by Tuke will go on show to mark the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth, including 11 from Sir EltonThe singer has been a keen collector of Tuke's work since the 1980s.

Tuke was one of the most important artists of the Newlyn School in Cornwall. He was born in York on June 12 1858 and lived in Falmouth from 1885 until his death in 1929 at Pennance Cottage in Swanpool.

As a result of Sir Elton John's private collection many of Tuke's most important pieces have remained in the UK, and thanks to the loan will be put on public display for the first time, said organisers.

The Catching the Light exhibition is on display at the Royal Cornwall Museum (RCM) in Truro and the Falmouth Art Gallery.

RCM director Hilary Bracegirdle said: "We are enormously grateful to Sir Elton John for lending us eleven of Henry Scott Tuke's paintings from his private collection.

"Tuke was a major British artist and Catching the Light, which is being curated by local author and art expert Catherine Wallace, is the biggest and most important exhibition of his work ever to have been staged."

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 11:02:40 AM »

And here is a video I made on the works of Tuke.  It has received over 200,000 views on youtube.

It has an interesting twist at the end regarding homophobic policing attitudes in Cornwall.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWuQ65V7i0o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/tWuQ65V7i0o</a>

The exhibition at the Royal Cornwall museum was GREAT!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 11:32:14 AM »

The Intercom Trust, based in Devon has homophobically attacked the Cornwall art work of Henry Scott Tuke

See article:- http://pinkpasty.blogspot.com/2009/01/intercom-trust-charities-commission.html
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