Cornwall Calling: The Artists of Newlyn, Lamorna & St Ives
18 Apr — 23 Apr 2021 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles
• Discover the works of the Newlyn School artists, who were enchanted by Cornwall in the late 19th century
• Visit the recently extended Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth’s atmospheric home and studio
• Visit Trelissick Estate, which enjoys beautiful maritime views, en route to Falmouth Art Gallery
Freelance art historian and museum professional who worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Tour assembles 1730 at The Alverton Hotel, Truro, for five nights.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Trelissick (house and gardens with unparalleled maritime views). Afternoon: Falmouth Art Gallery (one of the leading art collections in Cornwall).
Morning visits in Truro: Royal Cornwall Museum (Cornish art including the Newlyn School) and neo-Gothic cathedral. Afternoon: Lost Gardens of Heligan (giant Himalayan rhododendrons, bamboos, ferns, palms).
Visits in Newlyn (Cornwall’s largest fishing port) and Penzance (Penlee House Gallery and Museum) followed by St Hilary’s Church (decorated by members of the Lamorna Group). Evening lecture.
Whole day excursion to St Ives for Bernard Leach Pottery and Tate St Ives (including works by Patrick Heron, Alfred Wallis and Naum Gabo). Afternoon: Barbara Hepworth Museum and Porthmeor Studios (one of the oldest working artists’ studios in the country – visit subject to confirmation).
Tour disperses after breakfast.
18 Apr — 23 Apr 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be prepared for a moderate amount of walking and standing during walking tours and gallery visits.
Cost of £1325 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £275, single room supplement £195.