It’s a well-known fact that Cornwall is home to a huge number of artists, well established and novice alike. With the highest number of working artists outside of London it’s a hot spot for anyone with an interest in the subject.
A new generation of young Cornish artists has brought a fresh wave of talent to the region. The historic Penwith Gallery will be home to the St Ives School of Painting Young Cornish Artists exhibition from Friday 29th March to Saturday 6th April. Showcasing some of Cornwall’s up and coming talent after a lengthy, countrywide search for new and exciting young Cornish artists.
Everything from traditional painting to textiles and even video art was submitted after organisers tasked teenagers to challenge the concept of what drawing, and painting could be. Over a hundred 13-18 year olds let their creative side take over as they produced work of great quality despite their young age. The display is a fascinating insight into the lives of young people and how their day to day experiences shape their thinking and in turn, their art.