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David Mankin and Neil Pinkett paintings | 13 December 2019

“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!”

Our new video! | 21 March 2018

Over this winter, work began on filming activity at Cornwall Contemporary for a short film about the gallery and our artists. Funded by Creative Cultivator and filmed by Three S Films, filming focused on hanging Maggie Matthews’ paintings in the gallery, chatting to Alasdair Lindsay in his studio, watching Neil Pinkett painting outside on the cliffs at Cape Cornwall and Kristin Vestgard’s private view at the gallery.

Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge being filmed with Maggie Matthews in Cornwall Contemporary

Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge being filmed with Ken Spooner at Cornwall Contemporary

Chatting to Alasdair Lindsay in his studio

Mitch from Three S Films setting up a close-up shot of paintings and sculpture

Filming on the cliffs at Cape Cornwall with Neil Pinkett

we are all thrilled with the end result and you can see the film below –

“Wave after Wave” exhibition review of Neil Pinkett’s exhibition in the Western Morning News | 25 May 2017


Pop up exhibition at Lamorna Cove Hotel | 1 August 2016

We currently have a pop up exhibition at the stunning Lamorna Cove Hotel.

The Lamorna Cove Hotel

Featuring gallery artists Jamie Boyd, Philip Lyons, Neil Pinkett, Maggie Matthews, Fiona Millais, Emma Dunbar, Emma McClure, Alasdair Lindsay, Paul Lewin, David Mankin, Ele Pack, Sam Lock and others, it is a truly spectacular setting to see the very best in contemporary art.

Cornwall Contemporary exhibition at Lamorna

Cornwall ContempoThis specially curated pop up exhibition is on throughout the summer and the Lamorna Cove Hotel is well worth a visit. Why not spend an afternoon looking at the beautiful view from the pool, sipping a beer or two… Lamorna has a long, rich history in art as featured in the 2013 blockbuster movie Summer in February starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning.

Lamorna Cove is one of the hidden gems of West Cornwall and the wooded valley and stunning harbour are well worth a visit alone. So don’t miss out on the chance to pop along and combine your visit with the chance to see some wonderful paintings too. 

Lamorna Cove Hotel

‘Rushing Summer Energy – Deep Seated Integrity’ Neil Pinkett review | 3 June 2016

Our current Neil Pinkett exhibition ‘Still Lives – Landscapes – Portraits’ has been receiving rave reviews, the latest of which in The Cornishman, The West Briton and The St. Ives Times and Echo.

Review by Frank Rhurmund in The Cornishman about Neil Pinkett's exhibition of paintings in Cornwall Contemporary

“Talking of his exhibition “Still Lives, Landscapes, Portraits”, Penwith based painter Neil Pinkett said: “This collection of paintings represents a working winter. Sometimes outdoors with the bright low light of the season, working when the weather allows, chasing the light. “At others, indoors – a simple contemplative study. I have always enjoyed the compositional challenge of still lives and have painted them throughout my career. “Self portraiture is another construct used to gain a deeper understanding of paint, atmosphere and composition. In the end it is my hope that the paint and mood of these paintings holds them together as a consistent collection that portrays a true reflection of my daily life as a painter.”

From still lives such as Mantlepiece and Pottery to landscapes like Botallack Cliffs and Dry Dock Penzance plus any of his self portraits, there can be no arguing that the paint and mood in this exhibition do just that. An artist who was born and bred in Cornwall, a “St. Juster”, he studied design at Cornwall College and afterwards worked for several years as a designer in Bristol before the call of the sea brought him back to his native county.

Since then as well as exhibiting widely and becoming recognised as one of the county’s leading interpreters of the many moods of the sea, he has also gained a considerable reputation for his several themed painting journeys, from his 1000 mile long cycle ride from Cape Wrath to Cape Cornwall, to the journey he made by canoe, painting with an easel lashed across its bow, down the River Shannon in Ireland.

But adventurous spirit that he is, he is at his very best when recording and responding to the land and seascapes of his native Cornwall. It has been said that his simple, spacious compositions favour an elevated viewpoint, appropriate to the endless open spaces that define West Cornwall. Drawing together the vivid greens and aquamarines of the sunlit ocean and the plum toned shadows of cliffs and caves, his countless colours are worked up with a palette knife to convey the rich textures of sand and rock, the endless ebb and flow of the sea and the rushing energy of hot summer light and inclement winter weather.

Whether looking at St. Michael’s Mount, at clouds sliding across the sun, at an assemblage of found objects, or at himself, there is a deep-seated integrity in all he does. Indeed this is a collection of paintings which holds together so well that it ought to be purchased as a single lot and kept as a whole in perpetuity as a tribute to the artist.”

Frank Ruhrmund, The Cornishman 2nd June 2016

You can read the full article here.

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