A very big thank you to My Cornwall magazine for selecting us as their Gallery of the Month for February/ March 2021 – “Since 2006, Cornwall Contemporary has held a prominent place in Penzance’s artistic community, and whilst it may be welcoming its 15th year in unusual circumstances, this renowned gallery is still providing leading, contemporary art worldwide from its West Cornwall hub… The gallery’s reputation over the last fifteen years has grown into one that champions some of Cornwall’s leading contemporary artists on a national level, with a broad variety of subjects ranging from landscape and still life to abstract and portraiture. In 2019, Sarah was selected as a trade ambassador by the Department for Trade, which saw Cornwall Contemporary reach international recognition amongst the creative industry…”
The eagerly anticipated solo exhibition of Daphne McClure’s paintings was an enormous success at Cornwall Contemporary in October 2020. Showcasing works from across the career of this extraordinary Cornish born painter, the virtual 3d tour of the show was viewed by art collectors around the world. Click on the image above to see the virtual 3d tour of this wonderful exhibition by one of Cornwall’s best loved painters.
The new Daphne McClure book, written by Cornwall Contemporary Director, Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, with a beautiful foreword by Daphne’s daughter Emma McClure was published in September 2020 to coincide with the solo exhibition of Daphne’s paintings.
Published by Sansom and Company publishers, the book was a long time in the making. Daphne told Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge in 2012 that she would like to record her memories and she subsequently sat with her on many occasions as she spoke about her life, her inspirations, her family and of her love for Cornwall.
‘A Cornish Perspective’ is the result and the book was launched on 17th October, when the very special solo exhibition of Daphne’s paintings was launched.
The book is available to purchase through Cornwall Contemporary for £24 inc p&p by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Breaking the Silence’ by David Mankin looks wonderful in this architects home office in South Africa. Thankyou so much to the new owner for sharing this image with us.
“Hi Sarah, Just to let you know that we have hung David Mankin’s painting, Spanning the Dark Sea today. It is beautiful! We have an armchair directly opposite the painting to enjoy getting lost in it, a view we’ll never tire of.”
“Hi Sarah Thank you so much for checking. It arrived yesterday. We love it! Here it is, just south of Mister Pinkett, waiting to be hung!”
“Just to let you know it arrived this morning at 11.00 am. I have never been so overjoyed! it will be celebrated in style with champagne. Thank you so much for your most excellent packing and patience. Thanks again, it looks at home and will bring me many happy memories of Cornwall. She has captured the essence.”
“Sarah, thank you. It is awesome! I put it up today and it’s perfect. Thank you so much, I look forward to the next painting!
A number of paintings by David Mankin were sold for an office space in Paris. Here is ‘Daffodil Sky’ by David, looking rather wonderful in its new Parisian home. I’m sure it will bring a lot of enjoyment to the people who work there.
“Hi Sarah, We love our new Maggie Matthews ‘Half Dreamt’ painting. It looks amazing in our lounge. Thank you for your help, Jane”