Art Archive

The image shows Thomas Cooper Gotch as the Green Knight from Elizabeth Forbes book, King Arthur’s Wood (archive reference 1103). The Art section is the most recent part of the Newlyn Archive. It is currently being enhanced by the addition of material from the West Cornwall Art Archive which was acquired in 2012. The job of sifting through the new material and listing it for inclusion on the database is being undertaken by a number of volunteers from the Friends of the Newlyn Archive and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that made a grant of £3000 and by the West Cornwall Art Archive that donated £1750.

The Art Database below contains four main areas Galleries, Modern Artists, Arts and Crafts and Newlyn Colony of Artists.


Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

This part of the archive consists of articles, cards, exhibition details, guidebooks, invitations, leaflets, letters, lists, photos, posters, programmes and reports. There is also much information in the separate cuttings archive.

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Galleries

Galleries

The Gallery part of the archive catalogue contains material about the art galleries associated with Newlyn, most importantly the Passmore Edwards Art Gallery (Newlyn Orion Art Gallery, now Newlyn Art Gallery), but also other galleries like Badcock’s Gallery (now Bucca) or the Helen Feiler Gallery.

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Modern Art

Modern Art

This part of the archive documents the history of artists in Newlyn since WW1. It contains books, cards, DVDs, invitations to private views, prints and photos and is growing daily as material from the West Cornwall Art Archive is integrated into the catalogue.

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Newlyn Colony of Artists

Newlyn Colony of Artists

This part of the archive contains material about the artists and their families associated with Newlyn before WW1, including biographies, books, catalogues, family papers, films, offprints, paintings, photos, posters, letters and theses.

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