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artist groups and organisations in Cornwall


www.artsurgery.org Art Surgery is probably the longest running artist-led group in the county, facilitating live-art and other forms of experimental practice since 1997.

www.nsanewlyn.com New site for the celebrated Newlyn Society of Artists.

www.stivessocietyofartists.com One of the other historic artist societies.

www.canproject.org Cornwall artists network. Falmouth based group of artists responsible for 'Watermark' , 'Embark: Ferry Art' and other related projects.

www.invigorate.org.uk Alias-affiliated organisation facilitating artist networking and debate.

www.tagalong.talktalk.net TAG. Informal grouping of Cornish contemporary artists: mainly based in mid-Cornwall

www.bosarts.org Site for BOSarts, an artist-led group based in West Penwith

http://rane.falmouth.ac.uk/home.html This link should take you to the home page of R.A.N.E. or Research in Art, Nature and the Environment: a department of UCF that oversees specialist post-graduate studies, and organises conferences and visiting speakers.

http://www.lindastyles.co.uk/spontaneouscombustion Since 2006 Spontaneous Combustion has been a yearly art event in West Cornwall

www.level2art.co.uk Informal grouping of artists based in Falmouth.

www.drawntothevalley.co.uk Loose affiliation of around 100 artists working on both Devon and Cornwall sides of the Tamar. Formed in 2003. Open studio events organised each year.

www.art-cornwall.co.uk the other art-cornwall website. In existence since the 90s, this is an important resource for and about artists in North Cornwall.

www.tract-liveart.co.uk the latest and most ambitious collaboration between Art Surgery and The Newlyn Gallery: Live art events taking place over three weekends in Summer 2006.

www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=304 Not many people know about the County Council's art collection - but this link should take you there - with useful brief biographies too.

www.x-posure.org Penzance-based artist-group responsible for 'Revolver'

www.penleehouse.org.uk Home to changing exhibitions of the original artists of the Newlyn School

www.cornwall100.com Cornwall100 is a site that gathers together the best art that is being made in Cornwall today


private galleries in Cornwall


www.thesaltgallery.co.uk As well as having a commercial exhibition space, The Salt Gallery has a room dedicated to installation art.

www.goldfishfineart.co.uk  Near the Exchange in Penzance: one of the largest of the Cornish private galleries.

www.belgravegallery.com For many years an outpost for Cornish art in London, now an important presence in St Ives.

www.rainydaygallery.co.uk One of the longest running private galleries in Cornwall owned by Martin Val Baker.

www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk The biggest of the private galleries in Cornwall in Truro town centre.

www.badcocksgallery.co.uk Gallery in Newlyn, close to the harbour.

www.milleniumgallery.co.uk The largest private gallery in St Ives. Changing programme of solo shows by artists based in Cornwall.

www.hiltonyoung.com Also near the Exchange in Penzance, large glass-fronted gallery


artist-groups and art-spaces elsewhere in the Southwest

www.containerarts.org Container: an artist-led space in Bristol

www.plan9.org.uk Artist space and organisation in Bristol

www.artistsindevon.com Informal grouping of artists in Devon

www.northdevonarts.co.uk Listings, directory and information relating to art in North Devon

www.aliasarts.org Organisation supporting artist-led activity across the South-West

www.peoplesrepublicofsouthdevon.co.uk Blog format magazine covering news and culture in South Devon

www.art-in-devon.co.uk Online presence for printed magazine covering the arts in Devon


other resources


www.stridemagazine.co.uk Online publisher of poetry and short prose. Based in Cornwall but with an international readership

www.ithellcolquhoun.co.uk Website devoted to one of Cornwall's most accomplished yet least known modernist artists: Colquhoun made art that was complex and at times disturbing.

www.thecarne.co.uk Website of Penwith writer and musician: Richard Blackborow

www.thewritingcentre.com Excellent online resource for writers. Site administered in Falmouth, with a South West bias/orientation

www.artrabbit.com National on-line art listings magazine focussed on the shows that matter

www.narrativeself.blogspot.com blog by regular contributor to artcornwall: Stephanie Boon

www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk Huge interactive website and art resource

www.gloriousninth.net Art in new media by Kate Southworth, Patrick Simons and collaborators

http://timesonline.typepad.com/surf_nation Surf and Cornish culture blog by Alex Wade



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