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Penzance hosts conference on artist Graham Sutherland

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: September 27, 2013

Penzance hosts conference on artist Graham Sutherland

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PENZANCE will host a unique conference over the weekend of October 26-27, exploring the life and work of artist Graham Sutherland.

Sutherland, who was an Official War Artist at Geevor Tin Mine in 1942, is the subject of the current exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum ‘From darkness into light - Graham Sutherland: Mining, metal and machines’, which runs until 23 November.

On Saturday, October 26, Zennor Building at Penwith College is the venue for a study day led by leading Sutherland experts, including Sally Moss from the National Museums and Galleries of Wales.

A special focus will be on Sutherland’s important war work at Geevor and the South Wales smelting industries, as well as the role that war artists played in the war effort.

The following day, delegates will be led on guided tours of both the Graham Sutherland exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum and Geevor Tin Mine.

Recently appointed Director of Penlee House & Gallery, Louise Connell said: “Graham Sutherland is one of the greats of 20th century British art, but many people are unaware of the stunning artwork he made while working at Geevor. This special weekend of events will allow people to learn from experts about the life of Graham Sutherland and his contribution to Cornish heritage.”

Tickets cost £35 (£25 concessions, including over 60s) and include all talks, tea, coffee and lunch during the study day and admission to Penlee House Gallery & Museum and Geevor Tin Mine on Sunday (transport and refreshments not provided). Numbers are limited.

For all enquiries or to book a place please call Penlee House Gallery & Museum on 01736 363625 or email info@penleehouse.org.uk

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